Arborist Keith Park talks about the future of the Giant Sequoia, planted by naturalist John Muir himself in the early 1880's, at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, Calif., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
A new understanding of the genetic process that can lead to cervical cancer may help improve diagnosis of potentially dangerous lesions for some women, and also raises a warning flag about the use of anti-viral therapies in certain cases - suggesting they could actually trigger the cancer they are trying to cure.
Miles Ambridge sits with his class - and without his wheelchair - in a new class photo.
Two new studies offer some solace to those who can't control their weight despite diet and exercise by providing more evidence that genetics may play a role in obesity.
Nitrous oxide - best known as laughing gas - is one of the world's oldest and most widely used anesthetics.
Snowflake the gorilla gained notoriety for being the only known albino of his species.
"Aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which are commonly available and cost-effective medications, may exert cancer-preventing effects by lowering mutation rates," said Carlo Maley, PhD, a member of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and an expert on how cancers evolve in the body over time.
Scientists investigating the transformation of wolves into dogs are behaving a bit like the animals they study, as disputes roil among those using genetics to understand dog domestication.
The Supreme Court came to a landmark decision on Thursday ruling that the discovery of gene sequences is not patentable.
A team of researchers including clinicians and scientists have made an important step forward in search of the mechanisms underlying increased risk of coronary artery disease in men who carry a particular type of the Y chromosome .
According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 40,000 women in the United States will succumb to breast cancer this year.
Such procreative preferences help honeybee colonies survive by bringing more genetic diversity into the mix, according to a new study by entomology researchers at North Carolina State University and other institutions.
In their study, at least 1 in 3 individuals with oropharyngeal cancer had antibodies to HPV, compared to fewer than 1 in 100 individuals without cancer.
DALLAS June 17, 2013 The quality of wakefulness affects how quickly a mammal falls asleep, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report in a study that identifies two proteins never before linked to alertness and sleep-wake balance.
Just over one month since Angelina Jolie announced to the world she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy, the actress and mother of six is back to "business as usual," according to her fiance, Brad Pitt.
Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have made progress in identifying the genetic origins of a rare disease that causes birth defects such as cleft palate.