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Social isolation during a key period of adolescence increases vulnerability to addiction as well as the difficulty of extinguishing it.

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Scientists discover the clearest mechanistic link yet between folic acid and birth defects, which helps explain why folic acid dietary supplements don't prevent all neural tube defects.

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61 new strains of genetically engineered bacteria may improve the efficacy of vaccines for diseases such as flu, pertussis, cholera and HPV.

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The detailed changes in the structure of a virus as it infects an E. coli bacterium have been observed for the first time.

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Bard is one of 12 eminent researchers who will receive the award at a ceremony in early 2013, announced President Obama on December 21, 2012.

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Management strategies that reduce the local use of pavement and increase natural habitat could improve nesting opportunities for wild bees and help protect food supplies around the word.
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Topological insulators, a state of matter that was only discovered in the past decade, may enable dramatic advances in quantum computing and spintronics.

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Fly larvae fed on alcohol-spiked food for a period of days grow dependent on those spirits for learning.

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The novel compounds can toggle between three states, which is a scientific first.
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The report recommends that most remedial courses be replaced by full-credit college courses that are supplemented with mandatory tutoring, facilitated computer labs, more classroom time, and other such measures.