Medicine

Articles about medicine, physiology, pathology, microbiology, drugs, food, neuroscience and psychology...

08 November 2018

Smartphone apps and genetic studies are teaming up to fight childhood obesity.

20 September 2018

Scientists have discovered that a single severe head injury can lead to dementia

13 September 2018

Decision-making is part of daily life but in many situations, from deciding whether to hit the snooze button on your...

16 August 2018

Personalised smartphone applications and wearable technologies that are attuned to the user’s state of mind are...

14 August 2018

Have you ever wondered how The Naked Scientists make science so accessible and interesting? The Naked Scientists’...

03 August 2018

How a few students, an idea, and some maggots became the future of food...

26 July 2018

Expectant mothers often face a dilemma about whether to take medication when they fall ill due to fears it might harm...

25 July 2018

The impish smile and garrulous, back-slapping charm that soothes the most anxious patient...

18 July 2018

They aren’t what most people think they are, Human eyes...

12 July 2018

Research into the remarkable regenerative powers of worms and the insights they can give into battling diseases could...

05 July 2018

Bioinks containing stem cells are being used to 3D print living tissues that can be inserted into the body and provoke...

22 June 2018

To understand what leads people into violent extremism, scientists are turning the question on its head and asking why...

18 June 2018

Not all doom and gloom: new research offers a tantalising alternative to a lifetime’s consumption of pulses and avocado.

15 June 2018

A new way to farm indoors using different wavelengths of light could boost the taste of fruits, salads and herbs, while...

14 June 2018

Europe’s population is ageing rapidly, yet the majority of car safety equipment is tested using dummies modelled on...

11 June 2018

To feed more than 9 billion people by 2050, farmers will have to produce 70% more food. Here's how genetics can...

02 June 2018

The message has always been clear: make sure to finish your full course of antibiotics. Or else?

31 May 2018

Noise is one of the biggest pollutants in modern cities but the risk is often overlooked despite being linked to an...

19 May 2018

In March 2011, my life took a turn when a simple blood sample would reveal whether or not I would have the rare,...

17 May 2018

Food fraud, where different or low-quality food is deliberately mislabelled and sold as high-quality goods, risks the...

12 May 2018

Antidepressants have long been surrounded by controversy: are too many people taking them? Or are doctors too reluctant...

20 April 2018

Micro- and nano-robots built for medical purposes have the potential to venture deep within our bodies to repair damage...

15 March 2018

I often get a rock or a twig for my birthday. It probably sounds a bit odd, but you see, we lichenologists - people who...