Medicine News Articles

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

01 June 2017

The way in which the mind deciphers faces to tell us apart comes down to just a few hundred nerve cells in our brain...

01 June 2017

The reason why Zika virus attacks the developing brain to cause microcephaly has been solved by scientists in Cambridge...

25 May 2017

Humans can tell an unhealthy individual just from their face and smell using a network hardwired into all of us to keep...

18 May 2017

More than 70 years has passed since the Zika virus was first identified in Africa; now a new study has revealed why it...

18 May 2017

A way to create replacement stem cells that can produce blood and immune cells has been demonstrated for the first time...

11 May 2017

An artificial bone complete with a bone marrow cavity capable of making new blood cells has been tested successfully in...

26 April 2017

Cells controlled remotely by a smartphone app can release insulin into the bloodstream to regulate glucose levels in...

21 April 2017

A hydrogel-based dressing, chemically tweaked so it can selectively soak up inflammatory signals but leave pro-healing...

07 April 2017

Everyone loves catching some ZZZs. For some of us, sleep is not always restful, and for scientists, it’s still a bit of...

06 April 2017

In an effect that scientists are attributing to an intestinal microbial upset, animals treated with penicillin during...

30 March 2017

Yoga practitioners preach the power of breath control; meditators know it works, and people with panic attacks are told...

30 March 2017

A man paralysed from the neck down has been able to drink a coffee and feed himself for the first time in 8 years...

23 March 2017

The venom of one of the world's most dangerous spiders can powerfully protect brain cells following a stroke, a...

23 March 2017

A drug that reverses the ageing process and makes balding mice hairy again, restores kidney function and enables the...

19 March 2017

From the noses of West Africans, South Asians, East Asians, and Northern Europeans, new research has found populations...

16 March 2017

A biochemical test for autism has been developed by scientists in the US.

16 March 2017

A new way to tackle brain tumours has been tested successfully in mice by researchers in the US.

15 March 2017

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

10 March 2017

Scientists have come up with a potential new way to help patients affected by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

03 March 2017

Researchers have found that the brain activity in someone listening to a story bears similarity to the person telling...

03 March 2017

A number of studies have shown that individuals who complain of irritable bowel (IBS) symptoms also have changes to the...

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....

23 February 2017

Bumblebees have been trained to roll a ball into a “goal” in reward for sugar-water. They were able to pick up the...