Medicine

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

23 February 2005

Are the days of private thoughts numbered? A new development in neuroscience, functional magnetic resonance imaging (...

02 February 2005

A material designed originally to help rockets blast into space (Cytomatrix) is now helping scientists in America to...

26 January 2005

A report was published warning that Britain's prosperity will suffer if the government does not come up with new...

19 January 2005

Discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen almost by accident, X rays are part of the electromagnetic spectrum that includes...

12 January 2005

Dan starts a three part series on dream interpretation. He starts by looking at how theoreticians have viewed dreams,...

29 December 2004

The European Prospective Investigation of Cancer (EPIC) is a large multi-centre study looking at the connection between...

22 December 2004

The brain is probably the most fascinating yet impenetrable organ studied by scientists. One question that remains to...

15 December 2004

Research has shown that bald males command a larger harem of females than their hairier counterparts...that is, if the...

08 December 2004

Scientists studying the Conus snail have found that it harbours a cocktail of over 50 nerve toxins in its venom, some...

17 November 2004

Chris Smith describes how cloning, occuring naturally in your body continuously, will have produced literally metres of...

10 November 2004

As the war continues against "lad culture" which, according to David Blunkett, is responsible for boys'...

03 November 2004

Nothing that you do is safe. Everything carries an inherent risk, but what is justifiable risk, and how do you assess...

20 October 2004

The effects of a stroke depend upon which part of the brain are deprived of blood. Researchers are studying the cause...

06 October 2004

Blasting away at someone's eyes with a powerful laser sounds like a form of torture dreampt up by a Bond villan,...

29 September 2004

Chips that can plug into the brain and translate thoughts to computers, or help paralysed people to move, are no longer...

15 September 2004

Consultant radiologist, Dr. Bob Bury, discusses public perception of risk and how we assess risk in the context of...

08 September 2004

By the year 2020, the number of people in the world suffering from blindness will have risen to 45 million. The vast...

25 August 2004

Or for that matter, if you eat a chilled chilli pepper, what will happen? Dalya considers these questions and...

18 August 2004

Nanomedicine, nanotechnology and nanoengineering are the future of science and medicine. Barry Gibb describes how the...

04 August 2004

Radiologist Bob Bury puts the case for screening the population for preventable, and less preventable, diseases. and...

14 July 2004

On May 29, 1953, Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary took the last few decisive steps up Mount Everest. Dalya has a look...

07 July 2004

A clinical trial testing an Alzheimer's Disease vaccine was dealt a crushing blow when some of patients showed...

30 June 2004

Exposing patients to x-rays is a gamble between a necessary investigation to aid in forumlating a diagnosis, and the...

23 June 2004

e-Science, including telemedicine, has the potential to revolutionise patient care. Grid technology can ensure flexible...