Medicine

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

13 November 2021

The term 'flu' is often misused to describe a range of mild respiratory bugs, but true influenza is a...

27 September 2021

A new supercomputer built in Cambridge is the fastest yet in the UK. It will be dedicated to advanced research in the...

03 September 2021

Words like “test tube” or “designer” summon visions of sci-fi dystopias. But what's the reality?

25 August 2021

If the pandemic has taught us anything it's that most of us are terrible at judging risks...

17 August 2021

Over 180 million people have been infected more than 10 million people have died from Covid-19...

19 July 2021

Is the COVID-19 chapter ever going to be over?

02 July 2021

More bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics – here's how viruses and vaccines could help

30 May 2021

Why ignoring the physical consequences of mental ill-health is a risk...

12 May 2021

Foldable, organic and easily broken down: Why DNA is the material of choice for nanorobots

06 May 2021

With rollouts occurring around the world, what are some of the benefits of mixing vaccine doses?

19 April 2021

Getting enough sleep is vital for health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to do...

15 April 2021

Face masks have their place, but what's really needed right now is a breath of fresh air and a dose of common...

08 April 2021

Are the genes that helped us triumph historically now sowing the seeds of our metabolic undoing in the time of Covid-19?

12 March 2021

There's light on the horizon when it comes to controlling the airborne spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19...

09 March 2021

The microbes that inhabit our intestines, scientists say, may hold the key to spotting - and treating - those most at...

05 March 2021

How nitisinone is helping people with the rare genetic disease alkaptonuria

25 January 2021

What does the science say about delaying the second dose of the COVID vaccine?

07 January 2021

...and what lessons have we learned from 2020?

03 January 2021

The role of science communication in the COVID-19 pandemic...

28 December 2020

Just when I thought I was getting on top of the rules, with a Covid-compatible Christmas gift-wrapped and ready to go,...

05 December 2020

A third of the human brain is devoted solely to making sense of what we see, so it's not surprising that graphs...

01 December 2020

For humans, the ability to recognise, process and memorise faces is arguably one of our most important skills.

05 November 2020

Patches of 'e-skin' could restore lost sensation and detect disease

05 September 2020

Llamas, new research has revealed, may be harbouring an immune trick that is a potent therapy for Covid-19...