An oncology expert discusses treatment options for aggressive glioblastoma
Surgery that shortens intestines gets rid of the illness, and new evidence shows the gut—not simply insulin—may be responsible
The British baby has a rare, lethal disease
Although certain bacteria help treat some gut disorders, they have no known benefits for healthy people
In patients with severe eczema, Staphylococcus aureus strains dominated the skin microbe population—suggesting that certain types of bacteria could worsen eczema flares. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Researchers are studying the way twins smell for clues about the genetic basis of insect appeal
Some celebrities take such therapies, claiming health benefits
New understanding may help reveal some causes of miscarriage
Do you suffer from allergies? Follow the dendritic cell and the entire Scientific American Allergy Orchestra to discover how allergens from pollen to pet dander can change the body's tune.
The computational immunologist Purvesh Khatri embraces messy data as a way to capture the messiness of disease. As a result, he’s making elusive genomic discoveries
Is it OK to use protein powder when you're pregant? Find out how much protein you and your baby need, what the best sources are, and how to make sure you're getting enough
The Whole30 nutrition challenge is wildly popular. But can it really deliver on its promises? Nutrition Diva examines the pros, cons, and alternatives
Journalist Bonnie Rochman talks about her new Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux book, The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids—and the Kids We Have.
A neural circuit seems to control compulsive food consumption
Recognition of the risks posed by UV rays has motivated scientists to study what’s going on in our cells when they’re in the sun—and devise modern ways to ward off that damage
Two decades of research confirm that weight loss is about burning more calories than you consume—but what you eat is more important than how much you exercise
Dwindling infection rate makes reliable data hard to gather
Activity trackers accurately reckon heart rate—but they're way off in estimates of energy expenditure. Christopher Intagliata reports.
People who ate cocoa one to three times a month less likely to be diagnosed with atrial fibrillation
Diseases with these traits occur throughout the body