Medicine

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

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...

09 March 2018

What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and how can we better monitor and treat it?

08 March 2018

We have all been there. You have just sat down, perhaps on a train or in a lecture, when the person next to you sneezes...

23 February 2018

A guide to the latest genome editing technology...

19 February 2018

Every time Tim sees the letter “E,” he also sees the color red...

15 February 2018

A new tool that uses molecular clues to determine what someone has eaten and a better understanding of how genes affect...

01 February 2018

For many people who struggle to get a good night’s rest, being able to switch on and off the brain circuits that...

26 January 2018

“…Throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart”, tweeted Donald...

19 January 2018

New portraits of the evolution of some of history’s deadliest pandemics have been created through analysis of thousands...

21 December 2017

Research has revealed that our microbiome can fluctuate with the seasons.

17 December 2017

There is growing evidence from scientific studies that individuals can become addicted to using social networking sites...

15 December 2017

Glasses that translate images of physical objects into soundscapes and a belt that turns images into vibrations are...

09 December 2017

In the spring of 2015 my mother-in-law was dying of breast cancer. She had exhausted the usual routes of therapy...

03 December 2017

Where is the HIV vaccine? It is a fair question, is it not?

01 December 2017

Is a cure for HIV on the horizon, and what does cure, in the context of HIV, really mean?

24 November 2017

Did the evolutionary process towards musical abilities begin in the primeval oceans? And have Human footsteps...

27 October 2017

Movie directors regularly manipulate the passage of time in films to entertain their audiences, but researchers are...