Medicine Articles

  • How conscious are you?

    Tue, 22nd Dec 2015

    A greater scientific understanding of consciousness is allowing researchers to quantify e...

  • What's in a vaccine?

    Mon, 14th Dec 2015

    What goes into a standard vaccine, and how do we know they are safe?

  • 4 ‘Immortals’ that Died

    Fri, 17th Apr 2015

    Death is a terrifying thought to many people: Is the best solution just to become immorta...

  • Antibiotic Resistance

    Thu, 19th Mar 2015

    Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to the modern world, is there anything that can...

  • 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

    Tue, 30th Apr 2013

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

  • Infection-fighting Eggs

    Sat, 20th 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...

    Mon, 24th Sep 2012

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

  • Medicines that make you smarter

    Mon, 10th 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...

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