A secure place to store copies of crops and other plants in case of global calamity
Key genes, rather than cell and DNA damage, as causes of aging
Last week, NFL great Gene Upshaw passed away suddenly from pancreatic cancer. Oncologist Allyson Ocean explains how the illness felled Upshaw only four days after doctors found it
Finding could explain why many people don't get enough of the nutrient and develop osteoporosis
Physiologist Lee Sweeney has been asked to dope an entire junior college football team, but his day job is studying age-related muscle decline
Getting stressed isn't just a state of mind. It can also seriously harm the body.
Mice sing complex ultrasonic songs that gives researchers clues to the genetic roots of pleasure
Compounds that enhance the sweet and salty flavors of foods could combat obesity and heart disease
Reviews and recommendations from the August/September 2008 issue of Scientific American MIND
A drug that blocks a stress mechanism in the brain diminishes alcohol urges
New studies reveal how cells exploit biochemical randomness
The body and its intestinal flora produce chemicals with hidden health information, Jeremy Nicholson has found. Someday treating disease may mean treating those bacteria
The body and its intestinal flora produce all sorts of chemicals that hold clues about a person's health. Jeremy Nicholson is deciphering the signals, which could lead to new kinds of medicines...
How one of the best known actresses of mid-20th century revolutionized weapons systems and helped create cell phones
Could mom's overzealous immune system put her child at risk?
Reviews and recommendations from the June/July 2008 issue of Scientific American MIND
More signs that insulin ills set off neurodegenerative conditions
Viruses or bacteria may be at the root of schizophrenia and other disorders
A new play by A. Rey Pamatmat explores the mathematician's complexity
Reviews and recommendations from the April/May 2008 issue of Scientific American MIND