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Pluto’s heavy 'heart' may have led to depression. Seriously

Ever since NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft sent back the first high-resolution images of Pluto’s great white heart, scientists have been puzzling over its origin. Some have suggested that the planet rolled over to ensure this particular feature wound up in this particular spot; others say its location...

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  • Scientists find antibody that hinders the spread of certain cancer cells

    Scientists find antibody that hinders the spread of certain cancer cells

    Researchers in Spain have taken a key step in unraveling one of nature’s most malignant mysteries: How do cancerous tumor cells that establish a beachhead in one organ strike out in search of new territory to colonize? And more important, how might they be stopped? Some answers to those questions...

  • Flickering lights may illuminate a path to Alzheimer's treatment

    Flickering lights may illuminate a path to Alzheimer's treatment

    New research demonstrates that, in mice whose brains are under attack by Alzheimer’s dementia, exposure to lights that flicker at a precise frequency can right the brain’s faulty signaling and energize its immune cells to fight off the disease. Light therapy for Alzheimer’s is miles from being...

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