California legislators are considering a bill that would allow state funeral homes to start dissolving bodies in a chemical bath by 2020.
A growing number of clinics are providing specialty care to transgender kids, who are at a higher risk of suicide and substance abuse than their cisgender peers.
A recent study shows that cytokines are elevated in patients with severe chronic fatigue syndrome, potentially paving the way for a more definitive test and cure.
A new development in CRISPR technology ignites ethics debates about how much control we should have over our own genome.
The average Western man’s sperm count has fallen by about 60 percent in the last 38 years, sparking anxiety about what this might mean for humanity's future.
While early detection for all cancers is important, a diagnosis of glioblastoma — the deadliest form of brain cancer — is always bad news.
HIV is a tenacious virus, but cows are able to quickly produce antibodies that fight infection, giving researchers insights on how to develop an effective human vaccine.
A combination of materials from MIT researchers shows the benefits of hydrogel paired with rubber, forming a product that is at once both comfortable and impermeable.
A new study of Escarpia laminata highlights the complex relationship between depth, metabolism, and mortality.
Nucleoside bypass therapy is highly experimental and has never been used on someone with Charlie's rare mitochondrial disease, but it has also shown promise in some cases.