Medicine

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

09 April 2017

In the 1940s and 1950s, more than 40,000 “lobotomies” were performed in the USA alone. Doctors essentially removed the...

06 April 2017

Call it fake news, false content, or propaganda, either way we are in a new era of misinformation and it’s influencing...

23 March 2017

A set of 3D-printed lenses that are smaller than a grain of sand but can mimic eagle-eye vision came about thanks to a...

18 March 2017

Recent research into understanding how bacteria can influence human behaviour has led to the surprising conclusion that...

15 March 2017

Abnormalities of specific neural circuits relates to lack of flexibility in OCD, new research suggests

14 March 2017

Forty-five years ago, the American nutritionist Ancel Keys launched the Seven Countries Study, the world’s first multi-...

11 March 2017

Van Leeuwenhoek’s life is a great a scientific rags to riches story. Born in Delft, Holland, in 1632, he came from a...

09 March 2017

A new technology that uses sound waves could show which cancer treatments work, and even help slow down cancer spread.

03 March 2017

We know that exercise is good for our health in general, but we often don't think about how it affects specific...

27 February 2017

Many of us are probably all too familiar with the looming dread that comes with the morning after a night of drinking....

21 February 2017

There's a pill that can prevent HIV: don't you think it should be available?

20 February 2017

Like a game of mental Battleships, neurolinguists work out how we process language by matching up brain injuries and...

16 February 2017

There are important evolutionary reasons that explain the differences between men and women, and understanding them can...

11 February 2017

The wingbeats of mute swans produce substantial noise to an earthbound listener, but have you ever thought of the noise...

09 February 2017

Vegetables rejected by European shops for the way they look are being used as dinner ingredients in Kenya, in a bid to...

08 February 2017

Six years ago Elke Haenisch, now 70, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a rapidly progressive...

03 February 2017

Understanding how bacteria communicate may help us overcome the widespread problem of antibiotic resistance.

27 January 2017

Eating well and going for walks in middle age can contribute to cutting your risk of dementia in half.

22 January 2017

Decoding a fruit smoothie with a DNA sequencer.

19 January 2017

The part of the brain that makes you feel full could be impaired in babies of obese mothers, researchers believe –...

18 January 2017

New research takes advances in the Alzheimer’s field and applies them to the field of infection biology to help combat...

17 January 2017

Is the antibiotic apocalypse here, and what can be done?

09 January 2017

University of Cambridge researchers have brought the potential cancer causing role of breast implants into the...

06 January 2017

Why this is one therapy that should be flushed down the lavatory...