Nature (journal)

Electron microscope image shows an H9 T cell, colored in blue, infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), yellow. (AP Photo/NIAID)

HIV-like virus suppressed in monkey experiment

NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors may one day be able to control a patient’s HIV infection in a new way: injecting swarms of germ-fighting antibodies, two new studies suggest. In monkeys, that strategy sharply reduced […]

10/30/2013

Tracy Smith at the infusion center at Duke Cancer Center in Durham, N.C. on Sept. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Obese cancer patients often shorted on chemo doses

Obese people are less likely to survive cancer, and one reason may be a surprising inequality: The overweight are undertreated. Doctors often short them on chemotherapy by not basing the dose on size, as they […]

09/19/2013

This handout photo provided by the Washington University School of Medicine shows Dr. Jeffrey Gordon and graduate student Vanessa Ridaura of Washington University in St. Louis example samples of gut bacteria taken from fat or lean people. (AP Photo/Elizabethe Holland, Washington University School of Medicine)

The right bacteria might help fight obesity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it a hidden ally: The right germs just might be able to help fight fat. Different kinds of bacteria that live inside the gut can help spur obesity or protect against […]

09/05/2013

A study participant plays NeuroRacer in San Francisco. (AP Photo/The Gazzaley Lab)

Video game boosts mental abilities in older folks

NEW YORK (AP) — It probably won’t become as popular as “Grand Theft Auto,” but a specialized video game may help older people boost mental skills like handling multiple tasks at once. In a preliminary […]

09/04/2013

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Scientists decode DNA of ‘living fossil’ fish

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have decoded the DNA of a celebrated “living fossil” fish, giving them new insights into how today’s mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds evolved from a fish ancestor.

04/17/2013

DNA

Study: Digital information can be stored in DNA

NEW YORK (AP) — It can store the information from a million CDs in a space no bigger than your little finger, and could keep it safe for centuries. Is this some new electronic gadget? Nope. It’s DNA.

01/23/2013

Babies with DNA from 3 people? (video)

Scientists in the U.S. have created embryos with genes from one man and two women, using a provocative technique that someday could be used to prevent babies from inheriting certain rare incurable diseases. KFWB’s Maggie […]

10/24/2012