Medicine

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

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...

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...