DNA molecules smeared onto the exterior of a sub-orbital test rocket are capable of surviving a 13-minute trip into space and a scorching re-entry, European researchers say.
When it comes to raising their young, chimpanzee mothers are more socially outgoing and gregarious if they are caring for a boy, as opposed to a girl, according to a new study.
New research suggests that the massive and destructive inflammation that characterizes Ebola virus disease may be caused by the release of foreign proteins from infected cells.
As a group of celebrities that includes Bono, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman and Ben Affleck calls for increased efforts to battle Ebola, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it was contributing $5.7 million for the study of an experimental blood-based treatment.
A frantic, 36-hour effort to save the life of Dr. Martin Salia at the Nebraska Medical Center included a rare dose of the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp, hospital officials disclosed Monday.
It may not surprise the average cat owner, but a team of researchers has discovered that the genome of domestic mousers differs only slightly from that of wildcats.
A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services panel has begun to consider whether to overturn a long-standing ban against accepting blood donations from gay men.
New DNA sequencing technologies have greatly expanded our knowledge of the human microbiome - the teeming world of microorganisms that inhabit our bodies - yet a team of researchers now argues that many studies may be flawed because of contamination.