Medicine

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

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

The emerging field of chronotherapeutics seeks to align drug treatments with an individual's body clock. The...

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...

12 July 2013

Can I catch infectious diseases from my dog? And can they catch infections from me?

30 April 2013

A genetic screen tells your doctor knows you are at increased risk of getting cancer. You’d want to know, right? Or...

20 April 2013

The simple chicken’s egg has long been known as a symbol of new life. Less well known is that eggs can be turned into...

16 March 2013

Parasitic worms that live in our intestines are currently being tested as medical treatments for diseases such as...

08 October 2012

Decisions are not made equally. Situations, fatigue, hunger and a taxing day can all influence how we appraise and feel...

24 September 2012

Your memories may be less reliable than you think. Research has shown that not only do our memories often play tricks...

10 September 2012

Over the last 40 years, drugs have been developed that, as well as performing their original purpose of helping those...

21 June 2012

The psychedelic drug psilocybin, the active principal of magic mushrooms, was once thought to have promising medical...

21 December 2011

What do you do when you have freckles...um...down below? The discovery of a crop of pigmented spots on a sensitive body...

07 November 2011

Dating codes are placed on food to indicate the food is safe to eat before this date. But how are these dates decided,...

19 August 2011

Leukaemia is a deadly cancer of the blood affecting over 250,000 people every year, many of which are children. It isn...