Not cool: when a tick latches onto your penis and you have sex anyway

Tick bites carry Lyme disease, tularemia, and a host of other scary diseases. They can even, in some instances, turn you into a vegetarian. Sometimes, though, a tick isn't scary because of the diseases it transmits when it bites you, but rather where it bites you. Your penis, for example. » 8/12/13 6:40am 8/12/13 6:40am

A Cure for Progeria, the Disease that Makes Children Die of Old Age

One in every 4 million children suffers from a genetic disorder called progeria that causes them to age prematurely — developing wrinkled skin and baldness before the age of 10, and usually dying of heart disease or stroke by puberty. The disease has always intrigued researchers interested in unlocking the genetic key… » 10/06/08 3:34pm 10/06/08 3:34pm

A Simple Chemical Treatment that Kills Hunger Pangs Forever

The ability to suppress hunger is a holy grail for many obesity researchers — as well as people who want to lose large amounts of weight. And now it looks as if a group of scientists at Johns Hopkins have figured out a non-invasive way to lower appetite by preventing the body from manufacturing the "hunger hormone" » 9/16/08 7:00am 9/16/08 7:00am

Possible Cure for Ebola Could Revolutionize Antivirals

Ebola is the poster virus for outbreak scares because it spreads extremely fast and kills 90 percent of its victims by causing them to bleed uncontrollably. Featured in science-scare book The Hot Zone » 9/03/08 5:51pm 9/03/08 5:51pm and countless cheesy movies, Ebola is considered ripe for development into a bio-weapon. But now it seems that a group …