Medicine

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

06 December 2016

Shona's story of living with a rare condition called Marfan Syndrome, and how scientific research offers a new...

26 November 2016

Think of the horsemeat scandal. Do the ingredients in your ready meal match the labelling? There is no better way to...

21 November 2016

How deadly venom might hold the key to treating many medical conditions.

11 November 2016

Scientists have found a way of producing electricity and fuel for cars from bacteria and green algae.

27 October 2016

Adjusting the time that chemotherapy is given to male colorectal cancer patients has been shown to increase their...

13 October 2016

Scientists are looking into exploiting the body clock to prevent obesity.

10 October 2016

Would you eat insects to save the planet and improve your health?

03 October 2016

How circumcision cuts the risk of HIV infection and other diseases

29 September 2016

Is passive 'vaping' a thing, and do e-cigarettes actually help you quit?

25 August 2016

Just after a race, most amateur marathon runners have increased levels of proteins linked to heart damage, Dutch...

20 July 2016

Why would parasitic worms have evolved to help their human hosts? The long co-evolution of parasite and host can cuase...

11 July 2016

Can sunlight be used to cure as well as kill?

12 May 2016

A single nerve that runs from the brain to the gut may hold the key to treating obesity.

21 April 2016

Intensive bouts of meditation have an immediate and visible impact on practitioners’ sleeping brainwaves...

14 April 2016

A new device is helping police train their brains to make better decisions in risky situations...

24 March 2016

Is gluten really something we should all be cutting from our diets? And just what causes coeliac disease?

10 March 2016

A nutritional drink has been shown to conserve memory in people with early stage Alzheimer’s, indicating that it could...

25 February 2016

Beetles, wasps and flies could be at the forefront of the next agricultural revolution...

18 February 2016

Technology is helping halt the wave of fake drugs and their often lethal consequences.

21 January 2016

Musicians are best at following conversations in loud places, and brain scans are revealing how this can be used to...

04 January 2016

Should you New Year's resolution be to eat more Brussel sprouts? Discover the health benefits of the humble veg...

22 December 2015

A greater scientific understanding of consciousness is allowing researchers to quantify exactly how conscious we are at...

17 December 2015

Researchers are using fMRI scanners and specially designed questions to decode your mind, and it’s helping them unpick...

14 December 2015

What goes into a standard vaccine, and how do we know they are safe?