American geneticist Jennifer Doudna, one of this year's three recipients of the Tang Prize in biopharmaceutical science, said the most enjoyable aspect of her work has been tackling the challenges of her laboratory experiments.
MIT News reported June 18 that Feng Zhang, a core institute member of the Broad Institute, an investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, has been named a 2016 Tang Prize Laureate in Biopharmaceutical Science for his role in developing the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system and demonstrating pioneering uses in eukaryotic cells.
Philadelphia became the first major American city with a soda tax on Thursday despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it.
Bradley Cooper is throwing his weight behind a Stand Up To Cancer telecast, serving as executive producer for the fundraiser airing in September.
Members of a team comprising researchers from the National Health Research Institutes, the National Ying-Ming University, Academia Sinica, Kaohsiung Medical University and the Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center explain their findings at a press conference in Taipei on Thursday, June 16.
Accidental overdoses aren't the only deadly risk from using powerful prescription painkillers -- the drugs may also contribute to heart-related deaths and other fatalities, new research suggests.
There is no conclusive evidence that drinking coffee causes cancer, the World Health Organization's cancer agency will say as it downgrades its warning, but it will also say all "very hot" drinks are probably carcinogenic.
Advertising that promotes an unhealthy body image will be banned on London's subway network, in a move that signals a backlash against suggestive marketing in public places.
A diet that includes three daily servings of whole grains appears to help people live longer, including by reducing the rates of death from heart disease and cancer, according to findings released Monday.
Malnutrition is becoming the "new normal" as rising rates of obesity across the world coincide with persistent under-nutrition in many poorer countries, according to a major study released Tuesday.