Could better tests help reverse the rise of drug-resistant infections?

A growing number of infections—such as pneumonia, gonorrhea and tuberculosis—are becoming harder to treat, as bacteria…

Dog DNA find could aid quest to help breeds breathe more easily

Scientists have discovered a DNA mutation linked to breathing problems in popular dog breeds. …

How host-cell enzymes combat the coronavirus

Host-cell enzymes called PARP12 and PARP14 are important for inhibiting mutant forms of a coronavirus, according…

When science and politics collide: Support for enhancing FDA independence

Earlier this year, twin papers authored by seven former Food and Drug Administration commissioners, published by…

Scientists find new type of cell that helps tadpoles' tails regenerate

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have uncovered a specialised population of skin cells that coordinate…

Designing biological movement on the nanometer scale

Synthetic proteins have been created that move in response to their environment in predictable and tunable…

Electric car switch on for health benefits

Could the health benefits and reduced costs to healthcare systems be enough to justify subsidizing charging…

Malnourished fruit flies preserve genital size to ensure reproductive success

In most animals, body size shrinks when food becomes scarce, but some parts are protected from…

Study reports breakthrough to measure plant improvements to help farmers boost production

An international team is using advanced tools to develop crops that give farmers more options for…

Wikipedia 'doing very well financially': co-founder

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said Thursday that the free online encyclopedia is in good financial shape,…