Researchers test potential anti-suicidal effects of drug

Baylor College of Medicine is collaborating with VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. on a study of the anti-suicidal effects of a new VistaGen drug candidate in...

New Hope for Paralysis Victims: UCSD Creates Spinal Cord Stem Cells

UC San Diego researchers successfully created stem cells that could have clinical applications in spinal cord injury and disorder treatments, the university announced Monday. Spinal...

Cystic fibrosis impacts growth in the womb, research shows

New research, published in Thorax, funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust has shown that babies with cystic fibrosis (CF) are born weighing less than babies...

Dementia: Both too much and too little alcohol may raise risk

Some studies have suggested that drinking alcohol in moderation lowers the risk of dementia, but the evidence may have been prone to certain biases....

Study links depression to low blood levels of acetyl-L-carnitine

People with depression have low blood levels of a substance called acetyl-L-carnitine, according to a Stanford University School of Medicine scientist and her collaborators in a...

Americans feel positively toward medical marijuana, but the research isn’t there...

Americans have favorable beliefs about medical marijuana that aren’t yet supported by the scientific research, according to a new study from the Annuals of...

Researchers discover stem cell that allows geckos to create new brain...

University of Guelph researchers have discovered the type of stem cell allowing geckos to create new brain cells, providing evidence that the lizards may...

These non-medical talks elicit better end-of-life plans

New research suggests better results when people with serious diseases discuss their end-of-life decisions with a non-clinical worker. The findings suggest that patients with a...

Researchers identify protein essential for making stem cells

Researchers at the School of Medicine have identified a new protein critical to the production of induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells. The protein,...

New Epilepsy Research at Baylor College of Medicine Provides Insight on...

To an observer, an epileptic seizure that involves uncontrollable jerking of the body can be frightening to witness. But there are other types of...