Medicine

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

06 July 2017

By identifying the most influential kids in small social media circles, researchers can create positive peer pressure...

08 June 2017

Half of European adults are either overweight or obese. Many turn to self-help apps as a means to burn excess fat, but...

24 May 2017

To see Blade Runner 2049 in 3D might be a dazzling experience but how did 3D vision develop in the evolution? Is it...

11 May 2017

10 scientific breakthroughs to shape Europe for the next 60 years

04 May 2017

Society depends on farmers to feed the world. Many agriculture techniques from the past exacerbated problems, such as...

29 April 2017

Death unites humanity. No matter your walk of life, you will die. It is perhaps the only fact that is truly universally...

27 April 2017

For some people the issue of vaccination isn’t about facts, it’s a matter of faith, and this unshakable belief has...

13 April 2017

Replacing lost brain cells may help undo the damage caused by Parkinson’s disease, researchers believe.

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...