Chronic stress is deemed to be a stress the body produces to fight an infection or trauma that never existed. According to a new study this kind of stress is associated with health problems.
According to a new study, a new technique has emerged to identify whether your DNA comes from your mother or father. This technique can be a breakthrough for scientists in investigating how genes contribute to disease, improving the process to match donors with organs and to understand human migration patterns.
Cynics are born. Scientists found that genes predispose some people to view the world as a threatening place.
The latest findings from a new genetic study goes against previous theories about the maternal ancestry of Jews from central and Eastern Europe.
Scientists have long known that eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia often run in families. While it has been challenging to pinpoint specific genes that heighten a person's risk, a new study has linked two gene mutations to an increased likelihood of developing these complex disorders.
Scientists have mapped the genomes of the big cats, including tiger, lion and snow leopard, in efforts to protect endangered species.
Scientists have discovered why some people are troubled by cold sores.
Genes may determine whether we are right-handed or left-handed, according to a new study.
Researchers identified three genes that could help doctors decide which prostate cancers could become aggressive and which ones can just be treated using active surveillance.
Researchers were able to reverse some of the learning disabilities associated with Down syndrome in mice models.
Sleep boosts brain repair, according to a new study. New research reveals that getting your zzz's increases the reproduction of the cells that go on to form myelin, the insulating material on nerve cell projections in the brain and spinal cord.
Genes from mom can accelerate the aging process, according to a new study on mice.
Genes involved in alcohol addiction might also be responsible for eating disorders, a new study suggests.
A new study reveals that Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease do not appear to share common genetic risk.
Researchers found that mammals, particularly the females, appear to have the ability to pick mates that will increase their chances of reproducing male offspring.