Medicine

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

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?

29 October 2015

As well as unique fingerprints, we might be identifiable by a personalised bacterial cloud.

08 October 2015

Vampires might be on to something: does the key to reversing aging lie in our blood?

24 September 2015

What is the purpose, if any, of pain? Would we be better off without it?

20 August 2015

Could we vaccinate people to prevent them from becoming addicts?

06 August 2015

How a special type of glass could help in early cancer detection...

11 June 2015

Ever wondered how your body keeps you upright?

17 April 2015

Death is a terrifying thought to many people: Is the best solution just to become immortal?

26 March 2015

Anus to mouth: why your behind sets you apart...

19 March 2015

Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to the modern world, is there anything that can be done to avoid disaster?

13 February 2015

How is music able to give us the creeps so effectively?

23 January 2015

90% of the world consumes caffeine. But are we addicted to the substance, and is it any good for us?

30 December 2014

Our four-legged friends prove they truly are man's best friend by lending a paw in sniffing out human diseases...

02 December 2014

Hear from the scientists who discovered and identified a worm inside a man's brain, and how they worked out how to...

09 October 2014

This week the scientific Nobel prizes have been awarded, just as the Ebola death toll passes 7000.

24 July 2014

In Dr Shahid's line of work they see plenty of people who get things stuck in their ears, ranging from bugs to...

19 March 2014

What does sleep do to your ability to make new memories? Alice Kay investigates...

25 December 2013

It is London in the year 2037, and the artificial fog rolls off the Thames. A successful academic drug-hunter named...

19 December 2013

Chronotherapeutics seeks to align drug treatments with an individual's body clock. The results can be impressive...

12 December 2013

Do you find it harder to learn and adapt to new things than you once did? Do you find you're more forgetful than...

16 September 2013

If a doctor offered you live eggs from a parasitic worm to treat your medical complaints, would you accept? Whipworms...

25 July 2013

Cutting-edge research in epigenetics - the ways in which the environment can affect the behavior of genes - is changing...