| Nov 30, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Scientists have published a new map of gene variations that influence the risk for various brain diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer’s.
More than 200 researchers & testers involved—in Project ENIGMA–(for Enhancing Neuro Imaging...
| 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 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 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,...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:16 PM
Using powerful microscopes, scientists have observed the weaponry of HIV in action and gained key insights that may finally allow researchers to create a vaccine capable of fighting the virus that causes AIDS.
The sophisticated imaging technology...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 2:48 PM
The mama bear stumbled like a drunk through the forest, smack into a pine tree.
Down she went, dusting up a clump of dry leaves.
The woozy bear, still shaking off the effects of a tranquilizer, tried to raise herself again and again to search for her...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Daniel Fessler is out at UCLA's Drake Track Stadium to do a bit of discreet academic observation. Spying, really, with a smidgen of fibbing.
It's fall 2013. Headlines are fading about a Florida jury's acquittal of a neighborhood watch volunteer who...
| 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 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 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 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...