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Genetic engineering—the bloodsucker’s doom

Scientists have devised a bacteria that can interfere with mosquito reproduction, which may help cut down on the insect's population.

Programmed to pack pounds?

A fat-storing protein that helped our ancestors avoid starvation may today play an outsized role in excess fat storage—in times of plenty.

Is your mattress malicious?

Your body heat might trigger the release of potentially harmful chemicals in your mattress.

Can DNA predict your heart health?

Indeed it could. Genetics may one day reign supreme when it comes to proactively identifying an individual's risks.

The science of shape

Researchers are quickly demystifying the genetic characteristics that factor into body shape and weight-related disease development.

Smart money’s on the symphony

Study: Children who hone their musical skills will often show bigger gains in other areas of academics.

The functional fern

Scientists have re-tooled a common species of house plant to filter hazardous particles from your household air.

Unspooling the catnip conundrum

Our feline friends aren't the only ones excited about this plant—researchers are learning how its active ingredient could lead to breakthroughs in medicine.

Turning back the aging clock … in mice

Elderly rodents treated with cellular therapy regained lost fur, became more active.

HIV animal study shows promise

Researchers combined HIV vaccine and immune-stimulating drug to create disease remission in monkeys.

Scientists aim for ‘Human Cell Atlas’

The undertaking would chart the types and properties of all human cells, building the ultimate reference map of the human body.

Patient Story

That first-day feeling

Children's hospital program lets kids experience the excitement of heading back to school.

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