As the number of bike crashes increases, Consumer Reports looks at the role of bike helmets in protecting against debilitating injury or death. They spoke with Dr. Fred Rivara, professor and vice...
A new study describes how head-on collisions between protein machines on chromosomes can disrupt DNA replication and boost the rate of gene mutations that help bacteria survive hostile environments,...
If you have ulcerative colitis (UC), chances are you’ve heard of (and may even use) probiotics. But you may not have heard of probiotics' counterpart, prebiotics.
Nitrogen-fixing bacteria are the chief means by which nitrogen gas in the air is changed into a form that plants and animals can use. Roughly 10 percent of these nitrogen-fixing microorganisms...
NPR interviews Charles Murry, a cardiovascular pathologist and director of UW Medicine's Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, about the future of stem cell research. He said the...