Stress-Induced Depression Is Real

Stress breeds depression. Anecdotally, we all know that's the case, but scientifically speaking it's been a hypothesis that has until now remained unproven. A new study, however, reveals that chronic stress affects us at the genetic level, in turn creating very real brain changes associated with depression. » 6/26/12 11:40am 6/26/12 11:40am

New Blood Test Could Predict Breast Cancer Years in Advance

A new blood test which identifies a genetic change that doubles the risk of breast cancer could allow doctors to identify women at high risk of the disease years before they develop a tumor. » 5/01/12 9:25am 5/01/12 9:25am

Leukemia Patients Treated by Gene Therapy. Let's Hope the Cure Doesn't…

On Wednesday scientists announced an exciting new potential cure for leukemia using gene therapy. Yay. Let's hope the test subjects don't get sick and die. Because that's what happened last time. » 8/12/11 12:32pm 8/12/11 12:32pm

A STD Love Story: Gonorrhea Takes a Piece of Human DNA Forever

In the first instance of gene transfer between a human host and bacteria, Gonorrhea was recently discovered to have a human DNA fragment. What the..how the..huh? Supposedly, it's a relatively recent evolutionary event and scientists have no idea what it means. And though it's a pseudo love story between star crossed… » 2/15/11 1:20am 2/15/11 1:20am

Cray to Create PetaFlop Computer with 24,000 Opterons

Cray, that maker of supercomputers from days of yore, has decided to jump into the biggest superschlong computer contest, creating a machine it has given the prosaic name of "Baker." The company expects it to be the first computer to break the petaflop barrier. That is, unless IBM beats Cray to the punch with its… » 3/30/06 9:34am 3/30/06 9:34am