Scientists bioengineer a cellular speedometer

An all-Princeton research team has identified bacteria that can detect the speed of flowing fluids.

Evidence of Arsenic-Breathing Microbial Life Found in Pacific Ocean

Researchers working off the coast of Mexico have discovered evidence of arsenic-breathing life in oxygen-starved waters. These resilient microbes could also be a sign of things to come under the influence of climate change.

Gene therapy restores immunity

Eight infants with the life-threatening inherited disorder received experimental gene therapy. They experienced substantial improvements in immune system function and normal growth up to two years after treatment.

Scientists print first 3D heart using patient's biological materials

In a major medical breakthrough, Tel Aviv University researchers have "printed" the world's first 3D heart. Engineered heart completely matches the immunological, cellular, biochemical and anatomical properties of the patient.

Electrical jolts to brain restored memory of elderly to that of 20-year-old

Gentle jolts of alternating current to the brain restored the waning working memories of older adults (aged 60 to 76 years old) to performance levels seen in younger adults (aged 20 to 29)—at least for a little under an hour.

Three-person baby born in medical 'revolution'

A team of Greek and Spanish doctors announced Thursday the birth of a baby using DNA from three people after a controversial fertility treatment that has provoked intense ethical debate.

New species of early human found in the Philippines

An international team of researchers have uncovered the remains of a new species of human in the Philippines. The new species, Homo luzonensis is named after Luzon Island, were more than 50,000 year old fossils were found.

Water that never freezes

Swiss researchers have now identified an unusual way to prevent water from forming ice crystals, so even at extreme sub-zero temperatures it retains the amorphous characteristics of a liquid.

Poverty leaves a mark on our genes

A new U.S. study challenges prevailing understandings of genes as immutable features of biology that are fixed at conception and founds that poverty leaves a mark on nearly 10 percent of the genes in the genome.

Evidence for ancient magnetic sense in humans

The human brain can unconsciously respond to changes in Earth's magnetic fields, according to a team of geoscientists and neurobiologists.

Scientists Grew a Mini-Brain in a Dish

After years of work, researchers in the UK have now cultivated one of the most sophisticated miniature brains-in-a-dish yet, and it actually managed to behave strange by spontaneously connecting itself to the nearby tissue.

A hidden phase of matter created by a burst of light

A pulse of laser light resulted in a stable "supercrystal" created by a team of U.S. researchers. The team's goal is to discover interesting states of matter that do not exist in equilibrium in nature.

New Charmonium Particle Discovered

Physicists from the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) Collaboration at CERN have discovered a previously unknown particle - a new charmonium particle.

Team discovers double helix structure in synthetic macromolecule

U.S. researchers have discovered that a high-strength polymer called "PBDT" has a rare double helix structure, opening possibilities for use in a variety of applications, for instance lightweight aerospace materials.

HIV remission achieved in second patient

Both patients were treated with stem cell transplants from donors carrying a genetic mutation that prevents expression of an HIV receptor CCR5, the most commonly used receptor by HIV-1.