If the curative thesis is true, then most medicine throughout history -- as well as much contemporary medicine -- isn't medicine at all.
Research milestones in the study of memory may help us find solutions to memory disorders like Alzheimer's or recovery from brain trauma.
Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical that can kill germs. It is found in two things many ants love to eat: nectar and honey dew.
The Gila monster gave humans a treatment for diabetes. What other medical miracles are we losing by failing to protect wildlife and ecosystems?
There are many ways of visualising scientific concepts, as we discovered when an artist got in touch about some of our work.
Physician Magnus Hirschfeld advocated for those he called 'sexual intermediaries.' His activism began before World War I – and ended only when the Nazis came to power.
Indonesia’s physicians were active in the nationalist movement. They were involved in associations and political parties. They also became authors and activists.
Canadian physician and scientist Maud Menten's discovery about enzymes was foundational in the work of this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry recipient.
Biohacking for cures: what you need to know.
From black coffee to a hair of the dog – here's the science behind popular hangover remedies.
Maude Abbott's discoveries on pediatric heart defects were groundbreaking, saved countless lives and have stood the test of time for more than 80 years. It's time she received her due credit.
Right now, you're living in a kind of industrial revolution – where biotechnology, information technology, manufacturing and automation all come together to form synthetic biology.
The US opioid epidemic killed more than 40,000 people in 2016 – now, other countries are at risk.
New findings show what the public really thinks about how we prioritise treatments at the end of people's lives.
In the largest citizen science experiment to date, 11,336 people sent poop samples to this San Diego lab so that microbiologists could figure out how the microbes in our guts make us healthy or sick.
In this clinical trial, the first of its kind, physicians explore whether directly applying a 'good' strain of bacteria to the skin can heal eczema
Scientists are just starting to understand how your parents' genes and experiences might shape your own susceptibility to dangerous drugs. Could that help to stop addictions before they start?
Current guidance is not leading to cost-effective practice.
Diving without oxygen tanks requires you to enact some very weird and very strange and not all that well understood physiological feats just to stay alive.
In short, pain medicine is able to block the processes that cause the feeling of pain. To understand why, you need to know a bit about how pain works.