Medicine

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

19 January 2018

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

14 January 2018

A master controller inspired by a computer game.

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...

10 October 2017

As most people know, all surgeries — no matter how minor — are risky for patients. Things can go wrong during the...

18 September 2017

Lively—almost childlike—the 70-year-old men skipped out of a monastery one fine morning. They’d just spent five days...

14 September 2017

What if an app could recognise when you are craving unhealthy food and give you a notification to warn you not to eat...

18 August 2017

Disabling and disruptive to the lives of sufferers, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) affects around 740,000 people...

21 July 2017

Traffic pollution in European cities can stall children’s brain development and stop them from reaching their full...

06 July 2017

By identifying the most influential kids in small social media circles, researchers can create positive peer pressure...

08 June 2017

Half of European adults are either overweight or obese. Many turn to self-help apps as a means to burn excess fat, but...

24 May 2017

To see Blade Runner 2049 in 3D might be a dazzling experience but how did 3D vision develop in the evolution? Is it...

11 May 2017

10 scientific breakthroughs to shape Europe for the next 60 years

04 May 2017

Society depends on farmers to feed the world. Many agriculture techniques from the past exacerbated problems, such as...

29 April 2017

Death unites humanity. No matter your walk of life, you will die. It is perhaps the only fact that is truly universally...

27 April 2017

For some people the issue of vaccination isn’t about facts, it’s a matter of faith, and this unshakable belief has...

13 April 2017

Replacing lost brain cells may help undo the damage caused by Parkinson’s disease, researchers believe.