In a key advance for the study of depression, a comprehensive scan of human DNA has turned up the apparent hiding places of more than a dozen genes linked to the disorder.
Singaporean scientists have taken a big leap forward in studying the human brain by growing "mini-brains" for research.
U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients for the first time.
US researchers have identified antibodies in lab mice that may be able to prevent infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, in what they described Wednesday as a "significant step" toward a vaccine.
If you spend all day sitting on your rear end, then you might want to schedule some time for a brisk walk -- just make sure you can spare at least an hour.
Health problems caused by a lack of daily physical exercise cost the world some US$67.5 billion in 2013 -- more than many countries' GDP, researchers said Thursday.
Scientists hunting for ways to treat hard-to-beat bacterial infections have found a new antibiotic hiding right under our noses.
Ethan Dean has always dreamed of being a garbage man. He never tires of playing with toy garbage trucks and loves to watch the real ones drive past his house.
A total of 57.1 percent of surveyed workers become anxious or worried if they do not use their mobile phones for a certain period of time, according to a poll released Wednesday by the Ministry of Labor (MOL).
Women who enter menopause early may age faster than women in whom menopause arrives later, said a study Monday that could help pinpoint women at highest risk of age-related diseases.