Analysis reveals genomic effects of a new cancer treatment now in clinical trials

A twist on the molecular mechanism of how a new cancer drug works could aid in better identifying the best treatments for patients for an array of cancers. The team identified over 500 sites in DNA that require an enzyme called ATR checkpoint kinase to not break when they are replicated.

How malaria infection activates natural killer cells

Malaria-infected red blood cells trigger the immune system's first line of defense by releasing small vesicles that activate a pathogen recognition receptor called MDA5, according to a new study.

Diabetes may begin more than 20 years before diagnosis

Early signs of type 2 diabetes can be identified more than 20 years before diagnosis, according to new research.

Successful mouse couples talk out infidelity in calm tones

The quality of conversations between California mice couples after one partner has been unfaithful can help predict which mouse pairs will successfully produce a litter of mouse pups and which males are good fathers, according to a new study on the evolution of monogamy.

Using personal data to predict blood pressure

Engineers used wearable off-the-shelf technology and machine learning to predict an individual's blood pressure and provide personalized recommendations to lower it based on this data.

US not seeking war with Iran: top general

The United States is not seeking conflict with Iran, the general overseeing America's military involvement in the Middle East said Thursday, even as some Trump administration officials have stepped up rhetoric against Tehran. "I don't think we're seeking to go to war with Iran, and I don't think that's what we're focused on," General Joseph Votel, who heads...

ISS astronauts return to Earth amid US-Russia tensions

Two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut returned to Earth on Thursday wrapping up a six-month mission at the International Space Station as tensions between Washington and Moscow threaten a rare area of cooperation. NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold and Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos touched down on steppe land southeast of the Kazakh town of Dzhezkazgan...

Schumer and McConnell square off over results of FBI investigation into Kavanaugh

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., react after the findings of the FBI background check into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Exclusive Interview: Melania Trump to speak out to ABC News

The first lady to sit down with Tom Llamas during her trip to Africa.

If You Have an iPhone, Do This Right Now—Just in Case You Get Pulled Over by Police

iPhone users have created shortcuts that allow Apple’s flagship product to automatically record video, text a location to an emergency contact, and even stop police from entering the phone—just in case the iPhone owner has an interaction with a law enforcement officer.Read more...