There is growing national interest in perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl, chemical compounds once used to treat nonstick cookware, as well as put in firefighting foam, stain-resistance clothing and food packaging.
For a serious condition called deep-vein thrombosis, U.S. doctors often insert umbrella-like filters to trap blood clots, despite little evidence that they save lives.
The spotted lanternfly, originally from Asia, was first discovered in the U.S. in Pennsylvania in 2014 and has spread to 13 counties there. Now, it has found its way to New Jersey.
CRISPR gene editing technology is revolutionizing medicine and biology. This technique allows scientists to edit DNA with more precision and greater ease than previous gene editing technology. But a new study has called into question the precision of the technique.
Heart failure plays a role in 1 out of 8 deaths in the United States. Researchers have new ideas to reduce the burden on the body's pump.
Six Philadelphia universities with rowing clubs will be asked to help raise more than $4 million to help dredge the Schuylkill River, whose famed racing lanes are getting shallow from silt.
Researchers revealed that certain cellular organs talk to one another by firing genetically encoded information back and forth. This dialogue may be linked to aging.
Scientists from around the world - including Pennsylvania State University, Drexel, and the University of Delaware - were part of the discovery, which marks a new era in astronomic research.
Angel Perez became infected while crabbing in the waters off Matts Landing, Cumberland County.
Elite soccer players may run seven miles during a match, but some other sports are more taxing.
True ambidexterity is almost unheard of, but elite athletes often learn to use either hand for a particular skill. Does that mean their brains are more flexible?
s of late Monday afternoon, more than 100 people had called the Heatline, the city's special hotline ( 215-765-9040 ) for heat events. The hotline, operated by the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, was activated noon Sunday.
Since last fall, Owen Taylor has been partnering with small-scale farmers from around the region and beyond to source, save, and sell rare and culturally significant seeds.