For parents whose children are at risk of inheriting a mitochondrial disorder, genetic material from a third person can help them conceive a healthy child. Mitochondria are maternally inherited organelles, so if a mother’s mitochondrial DNA is mutated, her children
A fun soft robot is changing the way we understand robotic limitations.
For someone who spends most of her time thinking about outer space, Sophia Sánchez-Maes is firmly grounded in her research here on Earth. From examining algae to studying exoplanets, the burgeoning astrophysicist retains a refreshing curiosity about the world, something
Stanford researchers have engineered a new polyethylene-based textile that is able to keep the body cooler than any currently available fabric.
Nearly every observed galaxy has a giant black hole at its center. Clues lead us to believe that these monsters, weighing as much a billion suns, consume copious amounts of gas from their environment and occasionally spew-out some of it
Researchers from Biogen may have discovered how to harness the human immune system’s own disease-fighting capabilities to create a therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.
Luke Dittrich’s new book, Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets, introduces a welcome complexity into simplistic understandings of medical ethics.
Birds are “bird-brained” no more–in her new book, Jennifer Ackerman explores research on the cognitive science of birds that has exploded in the past two decades to yield new understandings of bird intelligence and our own.
You may remember staring at your hands after a bath as a little kid, intrigued by how your small, smooth hands had transformed into a wrinkled pair. “Look Mom, I have Grandma’s hands,” you might have said. For centuries, “pruney
After the Rio Olympics, interest in cupping, a traditional Chinese therapy, spiked. Many sufferers of chronic pain, often those with immune, metabolic, or cardiovascular disease, are trying cupping therapy, and some are even reporting positive results. Although different methods of