The World Health Organization and its partners will test the public health effect of immunization in parts of Malawi, Ghana, and Kenya.
From skin color to immunity, human biology is linked to our archaic ancestry.
Research into the biological basis of gender identity is in its infancy, but clues are beginning to emerge.
People whose pupils change more dramatically during a visual perception task tend to score higher on a self-reported scale of autistic traits.
Regularly taking breaks from eating—for hours or days—can trigger changes both expected, such as in metabolic dynamics and inflammation, and surprising, as in immune system function and cancer progression.
These institutions join around 60 others that hope to put increasing pressure on the publishing giant in ongoing negotiations for a new nationwide licensing agreement.
Health officials expect the virus to spread to nearly all countries in the Americas and expand warnings for pregnant women.
Critics have harsh words for the Broad Institute’s Eric Lander and Cell over a recent perspective piece describing the history of CRISPR.
Researchers who first identified irisin quantitate levels of the hormone in human blood and show it is released during exercise.
Tumor-targeting T-cell therapies are generating remarkable remissions in hard-to-beat cancers—and attracting millions of dollars of investment along the way.
Five reasons why scientists should stay out of debates over evolution.
After finally getting their hands on full clinical study reports, independent reviewers say the antiviral drug is ineffective.
After a family friend died of pancreatic cancer, high school sophomore Jack Andraka invented a diagnostic strip that could detect the disease in its early stages.
Female preference may have driven the evolution of human males’ relatively large genitalia.
The shape of the glass holding your favorite brew can affect how quickly you get drunk.
A roundup of species that made their scientific debut in 2012, and a few that said goodbye as well
Already reeling from a 20-year losing battle with a devastating disease, the banana variety eaten in the United States is now threatened by a new—but old—enemy.
A list of this year’s most high-profile retractions and controversies in science
Scientific examination of the subject has found that as the use of porn increases, the rate of sex crimes goes down.
Thomson Reuters has released its 2009 Journal Citation Report, cataloging journals’ impact factors, and shuffling in the top few spots have some analysts scratching their heads.
Kerry Grens is a senior editor and the news director of The Scientist. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.