Hair loss treatment products are a $3.6 billion industry, but do they actually work?
They share similar signs and symptoms, but the difference comes down to ligaments versus tendons
James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo share the Nobel Prize for their work on harnessing the cancer patient's own immune system to destroy tumors.
By rethinking our running habits we can maximize running’s benefits and minimize its shortcomings
Like trees, teeth have rings that tell a story. By seeking abnormalities among them, scientists may have found a new method to identify illness before it hits.
Senior Editor Gary Stix talks about the September special issue of Scientific American, devoted to the science of being human. And Brown University evolutionary biologist Ken Miller discusses human chromosome 2 and what it tells us about us.
Balance is something we don’t think much about after we learn it (as a child) or start to lose it (as a senior), but balance is crucial to healthy living
Researchers think they’re close to a cure for the common cold, but they first need to solve a complex problem that’s perplexed scientists for decades
The greasy buildup poses unrecognized risk in long-term care settings
While it is true that we should definitely warm up before exercise, holding a static stretch is definitely not the way to go about it
Fat desensitizes the brain to a hormone that diminishes appetite
Stephen Asma, professor of philosophy at Columbia College Chicago, talks about his two latest books, The Evolution of Imagination and Why We Need Religion.
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