Evolutionary studies indicate that the genetic changes enabling a cancer to develop arise shockingly early within the primary tumor. This discovery points to a promising new approach to therapy
Pristine lab conditions may not provide the best model for human disease
Epigenetics may play a role
Two new studies support this correlation
Could scientists one day use blood and skin cells to replace sperm and eggs?
Computational models representing human heart cells show higher accuracy than animal models in predicting an adverse drug effect, such as dangerous arrhythmias
WHO’s lead detective says one in ten sold may be poor quality or fake
The White House says it will boost treatment and strengthen law enforcement
The history of Warfarin is a surprisingly bloody one. Find out how this anticoagulant drug went from cow-killer to life-saver in this Nature Video animation. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on March 13, 2018. It is a Nature Video production.
The whipworm lives in the human gut, mooching microbes from its host to build its own microbiome. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Rumors about poisoned vaccines are making this bacterial infection hard to control
The explosion of health-related data could transform clinical trials and drug development. But only if we learn how to make sense of the data first.
A century after the “Great Influenza” struck infectious disease specialists still fear the emergence of viral diseases they will not be able to control, including influenza
A protein found in spit prevents bad bugs from binding to intestinal cells in the lab, pointing to a possible way to lower the chances of dysentery. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The 23andMe genetic offering “has a lot of caveats”
Understand the values behind people’s fears
Up to 25% of people who take antidepressants report significant weight gain. Is there anything you can do to fight back?
The notorious party drug may act as an antidepressant by blocking neural bursts in a little-understood brain region that may drive depression
When the National Rifle Association holds its national convention, gun injuries drop 20 percent—perhaps because fewer gun owners are around their guns. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The bloodsuckers lose their appetite for attractive scents when they associate those aromas with a likelihood of being swatted. Karen Hopkin reports.