Large-scale genomic study covering 210,000 people from across the United States and Britain has shown that humans are still evolving.
Researchers have shown a way to engineer zika virus to attack and destroy brain cancer stem cells. Since the virus tends to affect stem cells in the fetus’ brain, researchers say it could be directed to infect glioblastoma cells.
Showering is one of the individual ways of maintaining personal hygiene. But have you ever wondered what would happen to your body if you stop showering?
REM sleep is the fifth stage of sleep and it’s when dreaming occurs. During this stage, your eyes will move rapidly and there’s surge in brain activity. But a new study has shown that as the amount of REM sleep declines, the risk of dementia increases.
Mosquitoes could be genetically engineered so that they don't bite people. Now, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has granted $500,000 to researchers of University of Nevada to create mutant mosquitoes that have no sense of smell for human flesh.
Scientists have used magnetic nanoparticles to directly control physical movements of mice. Using a technique called Magneto-Thermal Stimulation, researchers activate sections of the brain that cause mice to run, rotate or lose control of the extremities.
If the forecast high temperature in your city is 36 degree Celsius (96.8 degree F), but the heat index makes you feel like it’s 42 degrees (107.6 degree F) – blame the humidity. But why does humidity make it feel hotter?
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid which is 100 times stronger than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroin. Simply touching it can cause a person to overdose. Fentanyl inhibits pain signals in multiple pathways along the brain and spinal cord, and it also causes your brain to make extra dopamine creating sensations of intense euphoria and relaxation.
A herbal compound called dihydromyricetin (DHM) found in the Oriental raisin tree and rattan tea can cure hangovers. Hangovers are caused by ethanol – the alcohol in your drinks. Ethanol is diuretic which means it increases the flow of urine, and causes you to become dehydrated (which one of the main causes of hangover symptoms).