Trying to crack the cancer code
Researcher looking to halt endometrial cancer in its tracks.
Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest types, and a major factor in its lethality is a lack of early detection and ta...
Tarantula venom offers epilepsy treatment clue
One species could give an answer to a childhood disease.
An international team led by Australian scientists has used a peptide isolated from the venom of the West African tar...
Do ‘rescue remedies’ ease stress?
Are Bach’s therapeutics any better than a nice cup of tea?
Bach flower remedies, which you may know as “rescue remedy”, were created in the 1930s by the English physician Edwar...
Using mice to explore Alzheimer’s and smell
Separate projects find geneticists using rodents.
One of the mechanisms by which Alzheimer’s disease causes memory impairment may have been uncovered, according to new...
Boy loses huge brain section, his IQ goes up
Drastic surgery reveals the brain is remarkably adaptable.
We used to think that brain circuits, controlling everything from walking and talking to seeing, hearing and feeling ...
Complementary medicine no cancer cure
Turning away from conventional medicine can have a cost.
Good press on the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for cancer does not abound. Steve Jobs famously...
Is glucosamine good for joints?
Is one of the most popular treatments a waste of money?
Pharmaceutical companies have been promoting glucosamine supplements as a treatment for osteoarthritis for many years...
Bugging bugs to learn about Chagas disease
Carriers of a nasty illness are almost impossible to find.
Scientists in the United States are attaching miniature radio transmitters to the backs of blood-sucking insects know...
Do herbal cold remedies work?
Many swear by herbal remedies but the evidence is thin.
When we have a cold, which is caused by a number of different viruses, we know we should stay warm, drink plenty of f...
“No evidence” cannabis improves outcomes
Study throws into doubt claims for medical marijuana.
Depending on who you listen to, medical cannabis is either a rising star in the world of therapeutics or an over-vaun...
If Kennedy was alive today, he’d still be dead
Modern medicine could have done nothing to help.
Half a century after the assassination of US senator Robert F. Kennedy, a new report finds that the gunshot wounds he...
Together in death, early victims of plague
Analysis identifies oldest known toxic version of plague.
Bubonic plague, the lethal, virulent bacterium behind the Justinian Plague and the Black Death, emerged in humans abo...