Recent research looks at basic bodily functions
New discoveries offer hope for noise-induced hearing loss
Certain proteins that coordinate the healing response are present at higher levels in oral tissue—meaning wounds in the mouth fix faster. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The optimal time to exercise is when your body temperature is at its highest
Subtle mutations can undermine our ability to fend off a specific bug
A prototype flexible electronic mouth guard can measure lactate levels in an athlete’s saliva, tracking muscle fatigue during training and performance.
Experiments to confirm we can see single photons offer new ways to probe our understanding of quantum reality
Carbonated drinks may increase the "hunger hormone" ghrelin, but these hormones are only one of many factors that contribute to our subjective experience of being hungry
European nations see biggest increases in use of stimulants such as Ritalin by people seeking brain-boosting effects
The findings counter some previous work
Strong muscles help protect the body from damage caused by headers and other injuries
But how long does it take to lose fitness?
Endometriosis spreads like a vine through the bodies of roughly 176 million women worldwide, causing agony and infertility. Science has struggled to understand the condition, but new research is sparking hope for improved treatments soon
The largest study of its kind suggests long-term physical inactivity and character traits may be linked
Fish oil supplements are the third most popular nutritional supplement. But just how firm is the evidence to support their use?
Nicotine, hormones and certain medications can all be delivered through the skin through medicinal patches or creams. Why not vitamins and minerals?
A wider waist is dangerous for reasons we don’t fully grasp
Snapshots taken at roughly 400,000x zoom reveal mineral crystals and proteins organize into twisting, helical shapes
A new scientific research project to help you get active—and keep you motivated