| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:50 PM
SAN JOSE, Calif. Dozens of different gene defects are linked to autism, according to two major new studies of the developmental disorder led by University of California, San Francisco, scientists and involving more than 50 laboratories worldwide.
| Oct 27, 2014
| 2:46 AM
EAST HADDAM — Anthony DeNicola is a professional and proficient deer-killer.
DeNicola estimates he's been responsible for the deaths of about 10,000 deer since he began his Connecticut-based nonprofit wildlife control company in 1995. He's also...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Northfield native Charles Engelman said he is still in shock after he was selected as the winner in a national contest sponsored by National Geographic, in which he will receive a $50,000 grant to launch his "dream expedition."
"To be completely honest,...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:17 PM
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is opening a satellite Genetic Testing Lab in Branford, in space formerly occupied by 454 Life Sciences.
The managing director of Mt. Sinai Testing Lab-Connecticut was vice president of research and development...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Denisa Mateev said her job as a hospital laboratory associate can be rewarding -- and intense.
"There's no room for error, as we deal with something most precious: human life," she said. "So when you come into work, you don't just give 100 percent, but...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:57 PM
If a future Mars rover plans to climb up something steep, it might have to look something like a sidewinder snake.
These rattlesnakes have an unusual way of moving across sandy surfaces, and engineers have been trying to replicate it. If they succeed,...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Most people have never seen a pika. The small mammals with oversized, round ears and stubby legs live at high elevation, on rocky slopes in the mountains of western North America and Asia. But there's a reason we need to be talking about them, and the...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Wildlife biologists are putting tracking collars and cameras on bears near Central Florida neighborhoods.
The devices, which rely on GPS technology, beam the animal's location to a computer every half-hour and may help the study team understand where...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 10:03 AM
About one in eight women in the United States will contract breast cancer in her lifetime. Now new research from Tel Aviv University-affiliated researchers, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, has provided another tool to help women,...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 2:04 PM
This year's early count of sea turtles nesting on Florida beaches is encouraging, though there are many unknowns in the numbers.
Welcome to the mysterious world of sea turtles, which spend much of their life far from Florida's beaches encountering...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:05 PM
A great deal of biology research isn’t visible to the naked eye. But that doesn’t mean it’s not beautiful.
Don’t agree? Check out the winners of this year’s BioArt competition.
BioArt is an annual contest run by the...