A medical science project from Science Buddies
Is a malfunctioning metabolism really why you can’t lose weight and keep it off?
Feeding infants allergenic foods may be the key to preventing allergies
Survey finds that “normal” human tissues are riddled with mutations
A large, correlation-based study identifies eight genome regions associated with the eating disorder
Shutting down an inflammatory molecule could potentially provide treatment days after onset
The slimy stuff has a surprisingly wide array of beneficial biological functions
Walking without shoes builds calluses, but that does not limit sensation
Author and self-described fossil fanatic Brian Switek talks about his new book Skeleton Keys: The Secret Life of Bone.
Mice that were fed bacteria isolated from elite athletes logged more treadmill time than other mice that got bacteria found in yogurt.
The chemical these bacteria produce appears to enhance athleticism
Bacteria live on our eyeballs, and understanding their role could help treat common eye diseases
As widespread as the BMI method of body measurement is, the ever-growing consensus is that this one-size-fits-all approach may be flawed
Rather than wiping microbes out, antiperspirants and foot powders increased the diversity of microbial flora in armpits and between toes. Christopher Intagliata reports.
What is insulin and how do our bodies use it?
If you’re pregnant, you may wonder how much exercise is optimal during pregnancy. Luckily, there are some new guidelines for expectant mothers
After decades of assuming that pain processing is equivalent in all sexes, scientists are finding that different biological pathways can produce an “ouch!”
Republican efforts to dismantle U.S. health care unfairly target one gender
A new study adds to growing evidence that immune system dysfunction and altered gut microbes may contribute to the development of eating disorders
Taking birth-control pills might have broad, unintended and even surprising side effects