The continent’s push for wood pellets as a fuel is spurring more logging here, amid doubts about the environmental benefits.
Precision oncology trial to test treatments based on genetic mutations in patients’ tumors.
Genetic flags on tumors allow tailoring of drugs for specific cancers.
European countries are subsidizing the cutting of forests across the southeastern United States to produce wood pellets that can be burned in power plants as a climate-friendly alternative to coal. But some scientists say burning wood to make electricity could lead to higher levels of carbon pollution for decades
For the first time, scientists found evidence that female sawfish in the wild didn't need males to reproduce.
The column has since been removed, but it struck a nerve.
Up to 11 percent of school-age children and 4 percent of adults are estimated to have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. About 70 percent of those kids (and an unknown but growing number of adults) take medication for it. Scientists don’t know exactly what ADHD is — or why certain drugs improve its symptoms — but most research suggests that it causes signaling problems in the brain. ADHD medications are thought to improve those brain signals.
Southern elephant seals, equipped with monitors, collect data from polar oceans.
Using genetic sequencing, researchers have identified thousands of bacterial strains.
Bug guts actually create a lot of drag.
Experts estimate that diagnostic errors occur in 10 to 15 percent of cases.
3-D skull reconstruction suggests a prehistoric homicide.
Laws requiring notification of breast density after mammograms can cause confusion and anxiety.
A change in diet helps some people; for others, solutions are hard to find and often incomplete.
For parents, it can be a difficult decision to put a child on medication. Here are some tips.
“The Ghost in My Brain” chronicles a professor’s surprising return from traumatic brain injury.
Two books advise on foods to eat to keep from getting cancer and foods for surviving the tough treatment.
The prospect of slowing the clock is tantalizing, but the evidence for hormones and supplements is thin.
Torrential rains in Texas and Oklahoma, tornado in Mexio, record high temperatures in Alaska
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