TOKAIMURA, JAPAN--As life here returns to normal this week after the country's worst-ever nuclear accident, the worker blasted with the highest radiation dose is being readied for an experimental therapy that may be his best chance for survivin
A virus that made the human genome its permanent residence long ago may be an important cause of breast cancer, if a study presented last week at a virology conference in Sydney, Australia, is correct.
Tuberculosis (TB) is spreading at an alarming rate in Russia, according to an international health team that has analyzed the epidemic at one TB clinic. Their findings--published today in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the U.S.
Some heart disease patients may not be able to grow new blood vessels around blocked arteries because they can't make enough of a vital protein, according to a report in the latest issue of Circulation.
Merck & Co., a pharmaceutical powerhouse that dropped out of the HIV vaccine field in the early 1990s, is aggressively reentering the arena. The company has plans to launch tests of two different vaccines before the end of the year, ScienceNOW has learned.
ScienceNOW wishes a happy 21st birthday to the first test tube baby, Joy Louise Brown, who was born in England on 25 July 1978. Brown got her start thanks to an in vitro fertilization technique developed by gynecologist Patrick Steptoe and physiologist Robert G. Edwards.
The man who coined the term "antibiotics" and pioneered their development was born on this day in 1888. While studying how plant and animal remains decompose in soil, microbiologist Selman Waksman of Rutgers University discovered a menagerie of filamentous soil bacteria.