Researchers have found a way to mass- produce the pancreatic cells that are insulin factories inside the body. The findings could eventually lead to treatments that would transform diabetes care.
The Grand Challenge is a new tradition in the world of public health: asking anyone (and everyone) to come up with innovations. The latest assignment: design cooler protective gear for Ebola teams.
New research in Chicago finds that homicide victims are concentrated among a tiny network. Tracing that network might lead to public health measures to protect would-be victims.
This year's Nobel Prize in chemistry went to a team that came up with a way to take a closer look at the secret lives of living cells. It could make biomedical research a lot easier.
Flooding from extreme tidal swings was once just a rare nuisance for coastal cities. But rising sea levels have increased the frequency of these nuisance floods as much as 10-fold since the 1960s.
An expensive delicacy among nuts, pine nuts are foraged — not farmed — from distant forests. In some places, the delicate ecosystems that produce the nuts are disappearing.
Three scientists will share the prize for developing microscopes that can study living cells in fine detail. Working independently, they took on a problem that many had assumed couldn't be solved.
Figures found on the walls of a prehistoric cave in Indonesia are at least 35,400 years old or more, scientists say. That might mean the earliest art developed independently in different regions.
The total lunar eclipse today that could be seen over North America and across the Asia-Pacific region, had the added feature of a reddish hue caused by sunlight filtered through Earth's atmosphere.
Two Americans and a German get the prestigious prize for pushing back the limits of what was long thought of as an insurmountable barrier to viewing individual molecules.
Eric Betzig, Stefan W Hell and William E. Moerner win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. They won for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.
After years of planning, Hawaii's Thirty Meter Telescope broke ground Tuesday. But a group interrupted the ceremony, angry about the telescope's location on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.
There are no known cases of Ebola in Connecticut. But a leading Hartford hospital is already updating its infection controls to stop the virus before it gets a foothold.