NIH researchers, colleagues in Japan study fruit flies, which share some of the same molecular pathways as mammals and may yield clues about how the environment affects longevity in humans.
Scientists have found a new way to explain the hearing loss caused by cisplatin, a powerful drug used to treat many forms of cancer.
A promising approach to post-operative incision-site pain control uses a naturally occurring plant molecule called resiniferatoxin (RTX). RTX is found in Euphorbia resinifera, a cactus-like plant native to Morocco.
Researchers say they have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar in the gut, giving people who have the mutation a distinct advantage over those who do not.
Ever wonder why things that normally feel gentle are painful after a sunburn? NIH researchers found a gene previously shown to control our sense of our bodies in space and gentle touch, may also be responsible for the skin’s reaction to injury that makes normally gentle touches feel painful.
A novel vaccine designed to protect people from both Lassa fever and rabies showed promise in preclinical testing, according to new research published in Nature Communications.
Zika virus infection appears to affect oxygen delivery to the fetuses of pregnant monkeys and increase a newborn's risk to additional infections, according to a small study funded by NIH.
Beneficial bacteria on the skin of lab mice work with the animals’ immune systems to defend against disease-causing microbes and accelerate wound healing, according to new research from NIAID scientists.
Two independent teams of scientists from the University of Utah and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have made a discovery about a gene that's crucial for learning,
In a new mouse study, scientists link changes in the gut caused by a high-salt diet to impaired blood flow in the brain.