Medicine Articles

  • Caffeine: the world's addiction

    Fri, 23rd Jan 2015

    90% of the world consumes caffeine. But are we addicted to the substance, and is it any g...

  • Dog doctors

    Tue, 30th Dec 2014

    Our four-legged friends prove they truly are man's best friend by lending a paw in sniffi...

  • Alpha Shock

    Wed, 25th Dec 2013

    It is London in the year 2037, and the artificial fog rolls off the Thames. A successful...

  • Chronotherapeutics

    Thu, 19th Dec 2013

    The emerging field of chronotherapeutics seeks to align drug treatments with an individua...

  • Predicting the Genomic Future

    Mon, 29th Apr 2013

    A genetic screen tells your doctor knows you are at increased risk of getting cancer. Yo...

  • Infection-fighting Eggs

    Fri, 19th Apr 2013

    The simple chicken’s egg has long been known as a symbol of new life. Less well known is ...

  • I Remember It Well...

    Sun, 23rd Sep 2012

    Your memories may be less reliable than you think. Research has shown that not only do ou...

  • Medicines that make you smarter

    Sun, 9th Sep 2012

    Over the last 40 years, drugs have been developed that, as well as performing their origi...

  • Donated to Science

    Sat, 6th Nov 2010

    Have you ever wondered what happens to a body when it is donated to a medical school? Hav...

  • When the Immune System Fails

    Sun, 24th Oct 2010

    Unless you’re shot in the head or hit by a bus, your immune system has a major and direct...

  • What is Love?

    Thu, 11th Feb 2010

    “Love is the drug and I need to score,” sang Bryan Ferry in the seventies, earning him a ...

  • Don't Worry, be Happy!

    Tue, 29th Dec 2009

    We’re all searching for happiness, but do we really know what this is or where to find it...

  • RNA Interference Explained

    Sun, 8th Jun 2008

    Since scientists discovered how DNA behaves like a giant genetic recipe book encoding the...

  • The Immune System: Part 1

    Sun, 1st Jun 2008

    Every day our bodies are assailed by microbes of all descriptions, but for the most part ...

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