People need to embrace fatness not fear it or the negative connotations associated with it, a Massey University scholar says
The researchers began by looking at the complete genetic codes of more than 7,400 patients with severe hip and knee osteoarthritis.
The University of Auckland is investing $200 million into a new science teaching and research facility.
The second of two bird flu studies once considered too risky to publish has been released, ending a saga that pitted concerns about terrorism against fears of a deadly global epidemic.
They live on your skin, up your nose, in your gut - enough bacteria, fungi and other microbes that collected together could weigh, amazingly, a few kilograms.
A freezer malfunctioned at a Harvard-affiliated hospital that oversees the world's largest collection of autistic brain samples, damaging a third of the scientifically precious specimens and casting doubt on whether they can be used in research.
Nestled nearly 1,500m beneath the earth in the gold boom town of Lead, South Dakota, is a laboratory that could help scientists answer some pretty heavy questions about life, its origins and the universe.
Scientists have for the first time succeeded in taking skin cells from patients with heart failure and transforming them into healthy, beating heart tissue that could one day be used to treat the condition.
Using only her thoughts, a Massachusetts woman paralysed for 15 years directed a robotic arm to pick up a bottle of coffee and bring it to her lips, researchers report in the latest advance in harnessing brain waves to help disabled people.
A new study by Japanese scientists is raising hopes for remedying baldness.
Gene scans for everyone? Not so fast. New research suggests that for the average person, decoding your own DNA may not turn out to be a really useful crystal ball for future health.
Alzheimer's disease patients who are taking a commonly prescribed drug can still benefit from it after they progress to moderate-to-severe illness, when it can be tough to tell whether it's doing any good, a new study says.
More scientists are getting closer in the search for the "God particle" of physics that would help explain the fundamentals of the universe, but they haven't found it yet.
Scientists are testing a tool that lights up the breaks these injuries leave deep in the brain's wiring, much like X-rays show broken bones.
A team of Russian scientists has managed to resurrect an entire plant in a pioneering experiment that paves the way for the revival of other species.
German scientists have developed a new way to make a key malaria drug that they say could easily quadruple production and drop the price significantly, increasing the availability of treatment for a disease that kills hundreds of thousands every year.
He's considered to be one of the greatest scientists of all time. But Sir Isaac Newton was also an influential theologian who applied a scientific approach to the study of scripture, Hebrew and Jewish mysticism.
The scientists have found that microbial communities in the soil undergo rapid and lasting changes in response to current environmental conditions.
Figuring out how to pack a processor and other electronics into a machine gun bullet has been a challenge for engineers at Sandia National Laboratories, so weapons experts say the miniature guidance system the lab has developed is a breakthrough.
Scientists who created easier-to-spread versions of the deadly bird flu say they are temporarily halting more research, as international specialists debate what should happen next.
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