Some scientists think we should allow our bodies to more harmlessly live with pathogens until they’re cleared from our systems.
It’s safe to use your face cream, as long as you aren’t eating it.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Let us share this miracle with mothers in poor countries.
Most people are not experiencing a "good" death.
A panel of healthcare professionals much preferred responses that came from the chatbot in a recent study.
As a physician, John Pringle helped reinvent hygiene; as a husband, he destroyed a woman’s life with his abuse.
Rapamycin is potentially the most powerful anti-aging drug ever discovered. However, due to its unlucky history, few know of it.
Amyloid plaque can build up in body organs other than the brain. The resulting diseases — AL amyloidosis, ATTR amyloidosis and more — cause much suffering.
Early, non-aggressive tumors should be called "nodules."
Scientists are finding tumor signals in spit that could be key to developing diagnostic tests for various types of cancer.
The study was small and didn't include a placebo group, but there is reason to believe that the drugs really do work.
A blood test to diagnose mental illness is a "holy grail" of psychiatry.
From grave robbing to giving your own body to science.
Marburg virus, like its cousin Ebola, causes severe disease, with fatality rates ranging from 22% to 90%.
The soft robotic models are patient-specific and could help clinicians zero in on the best implant for an individual.
Scientists are still figuring out why tirzepatide causes weight loss. One theory is that they “accidentally” created a new hormone.
The body uses its own electricity to repair wounds. Faster healing may be possible with additional electrical stimulation.
Baby mice can regenerate damaged hair cells — and now that we know how they do it, maybe we can, too.
Epigenetic entropy shows that you can’t fully understand cancer without mathematics.
The initial study lays the groundwork for another larger, longer phase 2 trial.
"Rational vaccinology" could lead to effective cancer vaccines.
From the bedside to the lab bench, here’s how laboratory testing works.
Godfrey Hounsfield’s early life did not suggest that he would accomplish much at all.
When migraine and tension-headache patients overuse their medications, they can actually trigger more headaches.
Hundreds of these cannabis-related chemicals now exist, both natural and synthetic, inspiring researchers in search of medical breakthroughs.
In a study involving mice, scientists used two different techniques — one optogenetic and one pharmacologic — to recover "lost" memories.
A toxicologist explains the impacts of antidepressants on fish — and no, they're not getting any happier.
New blood types are regularly discovered by an unusual absence or an unusual presence — both of which can result in tragedy.
Viruses, it turns out, can block one another and take turns to dominate.