In an entirely new approach to treating asthma and allergies, a biodegradable nanoparticle acts like a Trojan horse, hiding an allergen in a friendly shell, to convince the immune system not to attack it.
When operating on cancer, surgeons want to remove tumors and not healthy tissue.
Coal, gas, hydroelectric, wind and nuclear plants all use dynamos to convert mechanical force into magnetic-field changes and then electricity.
Transplants of insulin-producing pancreas cells are a long hoped-for treatment for diabetes — and a new study shows they can protect the most seriously ill patients from a life-threatening complication of the disease, an important step toward U.S. approval.
Scientists believe this is the first time memory has been demonstrated in so-called self-assemblages.
What if snakes could grow legs, or chickens develop teeth, or humans re-evolve tails like our primate ancestors?
Physicists have discovered radical new properties in a nanomaterial that opens new possibilities for highly efficient thermophotovoltaic cells, which could one day harvest heat in the dark and turn it into electricity.
Nations with wild tiger populations have agreed to do more to protect tiger habitats that are shrinking drastically because of deforestation and urban sprawl, conservationists said Friday.
A team researchers has identified the compound in the milk that supplies nourishment to newborns and has shown that it can be obtained from cow's milk.
Scientists have developed a graphene-based sensor and switch that can detect harmful air pollution in the home with very low power consumption.
Every day, new technologies require more precision in the intrinsic properties of the materials used.
The writer discusses her first experience with the revolutionary technology.
The swirling skies of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night illustrate a mystery that has eluded biologists for more than a century.
Chemists have found a new, direct way to convert gaseous methane into liquid methanol.
New tests designed to help doctors pick the right hepatitis C medicine for patients could mean faster cures and lower costs.