Dec 2, 2013 — The administration is pledging $100 million toward a project to stop HIV infections once and for all. There's growing optimism among scientists that it may be possible to get patients' immune systems to control HIV without drugs, or even to eliminate the virus from the cells of infected people someday.
Dec 2, 2013 — Left-handedness has been linked to everything from early death to schizophrenia over the past 150 years. While the associations spark curiosity and sometimes concern, it's been difficult to draw solid scientific conclusions, one way or the other.
Nov 25, 2013 — What would you get if you challenged Ph.D. students to explain their work through dance? You'd get this: 31 creative, fun, silly and educational videos. Let's salsa to some serious research!
Nov 22, 2013 — Food safety researchers in California are trying to find out how long E. coli in raw manure spread on a field might survive on a spinach farm. They're tweeting about it, too.
Nov 21, 2013 — Newborns showed signs they're aware of and feel ownership over their bodies. Scientists measured how long babies watched a video of another baby being stroked on the face with a paintbrush in a variation on old psychology experiment.
Nov 15, 2013 — The authors found that for each degree of separation from a homicide victim, one's odds of also being murdered went down by 57 percent.
Nov 14, 2013 — Day after day, workers at Michigan State University care for and feed colonies of evolving bacteria. The original microbes have produced more than 50,000 generations in the 25 years since the experiment began. Despite predictions the bacteria might someday reach a point where they would evolve no more, the results show they keep changing.
Nov 7, 2013 — Doctors have long overlooked a tiny band that connects two bones in the knee. Now Belgian surgeons say that's a mistake. The obscure structure is a full-fledged ligament. When it malfunctions, people recovering from anterior cruciate ligament injuries may run into trouble.
Nov 6, 2013 — A research chemist applied his analytical smarts to his son's eye cancer. By analyzing family photos starting with some taken just a few days after birth, the dad found that signs of retinoblastoma, a rare eye cancer, could be detected quite early.
Oct 31, 2013 — A monkey virus that's a stand-in for HIV plummeted to undetectable levels when animals got potent antibodies of a type recently discovered in some humans. A single antibody injection was enough to do the job.