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How skeletons tell gruesome secrets about our ancestors

A new study provides a unique insight into what life was like in the Middle Ages.

New research project sets its sights on cure for heart failure

Modern medicine can only slow down development of heart failure, but not prevent it. New project aims to change that.

DNA sequencing reveals how tuberculosis epidemic spread

Scientists describe how a deadly tuberculosis strain came to ravage the entire world.

How our last weapon against MRSA could easily fail

Treatment with one type of antibiotic can severely decrease effectiveness of other antibiotics.

Our bodies are riddled with useless genes

New study finds abundance of "junk" genes in the human genome.

Scientists are mapping the entire Danish genome

A world first, scientists have mapped 30 individual genomes completely from scratch.

Schizophrenia and severe depression share biological process defect

Some of the most severe mental illnesses share the same defective coding of biological processes down to the cellular level.

Smoking gene could be causing weight increase in non-smokers

New study suggests relationship between smoking genes and increased weight.

Study: we have pushed Earth beyond its limits

Four out of nine planetary boundaries have already been exceeded.

Mammoth extinction: new study questions comet theory

Did extreme weather changes kill off the woolly mammoths? Scientists continue to disagree.