- Correction: Gun violence research story Updated: Oct-12-15 5:32 pm
NEW YORK - In a story Oct. 12 about gun violence research, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Newtown, Connecticut, was the deadliest mass slaying at a school in U.S. history. With 26 victims, it was the second-deadliest shooting at a school; 32 were killed at Virginia Tech in 2007. The worst attack at an elementary school was a 1927 bombing that killed 38 children in Bath Township, Michigan.
- New study finds virus found in Missouri may have spread Updated: Oct-12-15 12:38 pm
ST. JOSEPH, Missouri - A virus that appears to be carried by ticks and was found in Missouri in 2009 may be showing up in other states, according to a St. Joseph doctor.
- Eli Lilly to stop study of heart disease drug evacetrapib Updated: Oct-12-15 11:29 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Shares of Eli Lilly plunged Monday after the drugmaker said it would stop developing a heart disease treatment that had advanced deep into clinical testing.
- Boom in gene-editing studies amid ethics debate over its use Updated: Oct-09-15 12:09 pm
WASHINGTON - The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping out certain mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating genetic diseases like sickle cell, preventing babies from inheriting a life-threatening disorder.
- East Baton Rouge officials to study jail medical operations Updated: Oct-09-15 11:01 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - East Baton Rouge city-parish officials are looking to spend nearly $100,000 to study the parish jail's medical operations, after medical workers complained in August that they are dangerously understaffed, underfunded and overworked.
- Johnson & Johnson starts Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone Updated: Oct-09-15 7:01 am
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey - Johnson & Johnson has begun clinical trials for an Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone.
- Study: Eurasian farmers migrated to Africa 3,000 years ago Updated: Oct-08-15 3:50 pm
BERLIN - Scientists say they have extracted ancient DNA from the skull of a man buried in the highlands of Ethiopia 4,500 years ago that supports the theory that Eurasian farmers migrated into Africa some 3,000 years ago.
- Why is elephant cancer rare? Answer might help treat humans Updated: Oct-08-15 12:14 pm
CHICAGO - Cancer is much less common in elephants than in humans, even though the big beasts' bodies have many more cells. That's a paradox known among scientists, and now researchers think they may have an explanation - one they say might someday lead to new ways to protect people from cancer.
- Researcher: Children's cancer linked to Fukushima radiation Updated: Oct-08-15 4:26 am
TOKYO - A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a rate 20 to 50 times that of children elsewhere, a difference the authors contend undermines the government's position that more cases have been discovered in the area only because of stringent monitoring.
- Trio wins Nobel Prize for mapping how cells fix DNA damage Updated: Oct-07-15 9:35 pm
STOCKHOLM - Tomas Lindahl was eating his breakfast in England on Wednesday when the call came - ostensibly, from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It occurred to him that this might be a hoax, but then the caller started speaking Swedish.
- Central Ohio to get marijuana facility if Issue 3 passes Updated: Oct-06-15 2:37 pm
CLEVELAND - Officials say a new marijuana advocacy group will build a $24 million research facility in central Ohio and offer medical marijuana insurance if voters pass a constitutional amendment legalizing pot.
- 3 share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs Updated: Oct-05-15 1:47 pm
STOCKHOLM - The Nobel prize in medicine went Monday to three scientists hailed as "heroes in the truest sense of the word" for saving millions of lives with the creation of the world's leading malaria-fighting drug and another that has nearly wiped out two devastating tropical diseases.
- Low-nicotine cigarettes cut use, dependence, study finds Updated: Sep-30-15 7:40 pm
A new study might help the push for regulations to limit nicotine in cigarettes. Smokers who switched to special low-nicotine ones wound up smoking less and were more likely to try to quit, researchers found.
- Study: Good gut bacteria may affect babies' risk of asthma Updated: Sep-30-15 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON - Gut checks suggest that not having enough of certain "good" intestinal germs early in life may increase babies' risk of developing asthma, according to a new study of more than 300 children.
- Maine getting more than $3.3M for medical research, devices Updated: Sep-30-15 5:01 am
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - The federal government is giving more than $3.3 million in grants for biomedical research and medical device manufacturing in remote areas of Maine.
- Eli Lilly, Incyte drug fares well in late-stage research Updated: Sep-29-15 10:58 am
A potential rheumatoid arthritis treatment from Eli Lilly and Incyte fared better than another drug in late-stage testing, and the drugmakers are moving closer to seeking regulatory approval to sell it.
- FIU gets $12M grant to study drug abuse on adolescent brain Updated: Sep-29-15 6:29 am
MIAMI - The National Institutes of Health has awarded Florida International University a $12.7 million grant to study substance abuse and adolescent brain development.
- College wins grant for work on preventing military injuries Updated: Sep-28-15 1:35 pm
University of Kentucky researchers secured a $4.2 million grant Monday to look for ways to prevent training injuries among elite U.S. military members. It's part of a new campus initiative to reduce injuries from athletic fields to military training fields.
- Study: Breast cancer detection not better with computer aid Updated: Sep-28-15 1:01 pm
CHICAGO - Computer-assisted detection used in most U.S. mammograms adds no benefit to breast cancer screening while substantially increasing costs, a large study suggests.
- Research hub looking at environmental side of kids' health Updated: Sep-28-15 11:45 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The University of Michigan is getting $9.5 million to study the impact of the environmental factors on children's health.
- Gene test finds which breast cancer patients can skip chemo Updated: Sep-28-15 7:15 am
Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease - good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient's risk.
- UW: Fetal cell line research key to biomedicine advances Updated: Sep-27-15 12:31 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - High in a laboratory overlooking Lake Mendota, University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientist Gail Robertson is looking for the next breakthrough in medical science. If Republican lawmakers will let her, that is.
- New Virginia Tech research aviary is not just for the birds Updated: Sep-26-15 9:44 am
BLACKSBURG, Virginia - Virginia Tech celebrated the opening of its new research aviary on Sept. 21 by inviting the public to see the facility and ask questions of those who work there.
- The Latest: Chinese president gets high school jersey Updated: Sep-23-15 9:21 pm
SEATTLE - The latest on Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the United States (all times local):
- Grant boosts research into infants with serious infections Updated: Sep-23-15 4:01 am
DETROIT - Federal health officials are giving roughly $6 million to Wayne State University doctors and others seeking a faster, more accurate way to diagnose infants with serious infections.