Cancer drug could promote regeneration of heart tissue

An anticancer agent in development promotes regeneration of damaged heart muscle 0- an unexpected research finding that may help prevent congestive heart failure in...

Sleep research high-resolution images show how the brain resets during sleep

Striking electron microscope pictures from inside the brains of mice suggest what happens in our own brain every day: Our synapses -- the junctions...

Sleep deprivation handicaps the brain’s ability to form new memories, mouse study shows

Studying mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins have fortified evidence that a key purpose of sleep is to recalibrate the brain cells responsible for learning...

Unhealthy gut microbes a cause of hypertension, researchers find

Researchers have found that the microorganisms residing in the intestines (microbiota) play a role in the development of high blood pressure in rats. The...

New Zika vaccine candidate protects mice and monkeys with a single dose

A new Zika vaccine candidate has the potential to protect against the virus with a single dose, according to a research team led by...

Dwarf planet Ceres may have vanishing ice volcanoes

A recently discovered solitary ice volcano on the dwarf planet Ceres may have some hidden older siblings, say scientists who have tested a likely...

Myth busted: No link between gigantic asteroid break-up, rise in biodiversity

Some 470 million years ago, during the middle part of the geological period known as the Ordovician, an asteroid collision took place somewhere between...

Substantial evidence of holographic universe

A UK, Canadian and Italian study has provided what researchers believe is the first observational evidence that our universe could be a vast and...

Both push and pull drive our galaxy’s race through space

Although we can't feel it, we're in constant motion: the earth spins on its axis at about 1,600 km/h; it orbits around the sun...

Bag-like sea creature was humans’ oldest known ancestor

Researchers have identified traces of what they believe is the earliest known prehistoric ancestor of humans -- a microscopic, bag-like sea creature, which lived...

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