Your fear may make this spider look bigger

This undated photo shows a new species of tarantula called Aphonopelma atomicum, which can be translated as "atomic tarantula." (Brent Hendrixson via AP) When Noga Cohen, a grad student at...

1 in 5 US adults visits ER yearly

About one in five U.S. adults visits the emergency room at least once per year, according to a new report. The report, based on a national survey done by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control...

WHO issues $56M plan to combat Zika virus

GENEVA –  The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that $56 million is needed to combat the Zika virus through June, including fast-tracking vaccines and diagnostics. The funds,...

Genomic medicine: The future is now

Cancer care has made great strides over the past decade, and three little letters have made a huge difference in the journey: DNA. Like detectives working a cold case, scientists are using genes to unravel...