Ordinary human memory is a mess. Most of us can recall the major events in our lives but may have to hear a phone number a dozen times before we can repeat it. It's easy for us to forget things we've learned — like the periodic table. The fundamental problem is the...
Using a basic genetic difference between men and women, the Translational Genomics Research Institute has uncovered a way to track down the source of a neurological disorder in a young girl.
If three patients go to their doctor with the common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis — pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints — all three are likely be put on the antifolate methotrexate. But, statistically, this drug will completely be effective for only...
Canada has a "stark" lack of diversity among medical students, which does not adequately serve their multicultural society, according to an editorial published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
A new study finds male infertility as a result of poor semen quality may be associated with specific medical conditions, including hypertension, peripheral artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, nonischemic heart disease and skin and endocrine disorders.
Targeted therapies are a growing and groundbreaking field in cancer care in which drugs or other substances are designed to interfere with genes or molecules that control the growth and survival of cancer cells. Now, scientists have...
Examination of DNA from 21 primate species — from squirrel monkeys to humans — exposes an evolutionary war against infectious bacteria over iron that circulates in the host's bloodstream. Supported by experimental...
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