A handful of genes that control the body's defenses during hard times can also dramatically improve health and prolong life in diverse organisms. Understanding how they work may reveal the keys to extending human life span while banishing diseases of old age
In government laboratories and elsewhere, scientists are seeking a drug able to prolong life and youthful vigor. Studies of calorie restriction are showing the way
Are genetically modified crops an environmental dream come true or a disaster in the making? Scientists are looking for answers
Dietary guides introduced in 1992 and 2005 have led people astray. Some fats are healthy for the heart, and many carbohydrates clearly are not
Dissenting researchers accuse government and medical authorities--as well as the media--of misleading the public about the health consequences of rising body weights
One day children may get immunized by munching on foods instead of enduring shots. More important, food vaccines might save millions who now die for lack of access to traditional inoculants
Eating less--while maintaining adequate nutrition--is a recipe for longer life in many animals. Might it help humans as well?
Ever wonder why dessert is served after dinner? The origins of modern Western cooking can be traced to ideas about diet and nutrition that arose during the 17th century