CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Invitrogen has agreed to pay $6.4 billion in cash and stock for Applera's Applied Biosystems Group, the companies said
Go out into the woods in the central swath of Pennsylvania during the next month and revel in the noisy sex foreplay of the cicada.
Are you tempted to pop vitamins to cover the nutritional bases? ...
For years, researchers have looked to the isoflavones in soy foods with the belief that they would act like weak estrogens in the body. ...
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers have agreed to make it illegal for employers and insurance companies to deny applicants jobs and health care
Doctors long have known that diabetes is hereditary.
New federal smog standards are not protective of either human health or the environment, according to state Department of Environmental
WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency last night announced a modest tightening of the smog standard, overruling the unanimous
The morning gym class at Avonworth Middle School kicks off with a blare of rock music and phys-ed teacher Phil Coffin barks words of
If you're dragging this morning because you've lost an hour of sleep over the weekend, then today is for you. ...
Current: Edward Michael "Mike" Fincke, lieutenant colonel, U.S. Air Force mission specialist.
Pittsburghers will have the opportunity over the next several nights to see the great heights one of their favorite sons has reached. ...
During every footstep, leg muscles waste energy, as do most cars when brakes are applied.
Do you know what's in your makeup? ...
Everyone with an itch -- or a dog or a cat -- knows how blissful it is to scratch and how hard it can be to stop. ...
Unionized employees at Commonwealth Medical Center in Aliquippa have notified the facility that they might strike over firings and alleged
This is a video that simulates the effects of an earthquake in Southern California.
Allegheny County's $5 million state-of-the-art bioterror lab in Lawrenceville took more than five years to build and is finally finished,
Staying healthy can be a full-time endeavor.
Classes/workshops: The Mystical Truths Learning Center, 815 Pittsburgh St., Springdale, is hosting "The Body's Energy Intensive Workshop"
The recent death of Kanye West's mother, Dr.
Last in an occasional series on Ryan Ballou's life at college ...
Events: The Sierra Club's Allegheny Group is sponsoring the following hikes on Nov.
Charity events: The Mercy Foundation is holding its annual Reindeer Ball for children from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Dec.
NATICK, Mass. -- Boston Scientific Corp.
ATLANTA -- A nasal spray form of the annual flu shot can be given each year to children as young as 2, an advisory vaccine panel said
Transcript of chat with Dr. Linda Siminerio about diabetes and education.
WASHINGTON -- Ten years ago, an unexpected astronomical discovery stunned the scientific world: Two rival teams of astrophysicists
Andrew Morrissey, a 17-month-old from Maryland, has received a combination liver/kidney transplant, with organs donated by his father and
NEW YORK -- ImClone Systems Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. ...
Children's Hospital and University of Pittsburgh researchers have identified a group of stem cells derived from adult human muscle that
One day Dennis Conway was feeling fine, and the next day he was so weak he could barely get out of bed.
PARIS -- A French-led consortium will build a new encasement for Ukraine's Chernobyl power station which exploded in 1986 becoming
WASHINGTON -- Terminally ill patients do not have a constitutional right to be treated with experimental drugs, even if the medicine is not
LONDON -- Michael Fordham remembers all too well the ravages of the foot-and-mouth epidemic that swept Britain in 2001 -- millions of
TACOMA, Wash. -- Staff Sgt. Jeff Ebert's entire body flinches as a roadside bomb explodes near his vehicle. Smoke obscures his view.
Seven students, completing their first year of medical school at the University of Pittsburgh, clustered around two objects in a small room
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Studies published yesterday pinpoint genes that increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis.
Human knee surgeons took their expertise, their curiosity and their scopes to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium yesterday to figure out
As we enter skeeter-swatting season, think about casting away that smelly bug spray and wearing your repellent instead.
In a national first, a donor heart held its beat for nearly three hours in its transport carrier before it was transplanted into a patient.
Crying, praying and floating face down after a mistimed dive into a swimming pool snapped his spinal cord, 14-year-old Robert Florio was
A series of University of Pittsburgh studies could help explain why smokers and tavern owners are adamant in their opposition to a smoking
News of the two-striped telamonia spider is circulating on the Web again, but it's just another one of those urban legends.
If you have a phobia about snakes, spiders or any other threatening creature, it doesn't have to be a lifelong burden.
"She said, 'I don't like spiders and snakes, And that ain't what it takes to love me, You fool, you fool' ... "
Surgeons are known for being exacting and detached from their feelings, but Dr. Pauline Chen couldn't run from the feeling of death.
In honor of Darwin Day on Monday, a renowned molecular biologist and geneticist will speak tonight about DNA and evolution at Duquesne
Jaundice, with its telltale yellow skin, affects 60 percent of newborn babies.
Every year, an estimated 300,000 healthy women undergo a surgical procedure to lower their risk for a rare cancer, but new research shows