As cancer therapies become more complex, one of the biggest advances in care might not be a treatment at all
William Kaelin, Jr., Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.” New therapies for cancer and conditions such as anemia are in the pipeline, based on these discoveries...
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to William G. Kaelin, Jr., Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.” They identified molecular machinery that regulates gene activity in response to changing levels of oxygen...
Everybody wants to get that beach body right now or to run that 10k next month, but can you really get fit fast?
The Institute of Medicine hasn’t set an upper limit on fiber, meaning that there’s no amount at which it’s considered toxic. That doesn’t mean that an excess of fiber couldn’t make you uncomfortable...
Do you have weak forearms? Is your lack of forearm strength holding you back? The Get-Fit Guy answers a listener’s question and gets to the bottom of this weakness
The brains of those who are blind repurpose the vision regions for adaptive hearing, and they appear to do so in a consistent way.
A study suggests the phenomenon may have evolved from a mechanism for triggering ovulation
What can our genes tell us about which diet will work best for us?
A zombie takeover is science fiction, right? Well, it turns out some zombies already exist in nature and “life” after brain death might not be so far-fetched
A U.K. study provides the best evidence yet that the way infants are born can alter their microbiome—but the health effects are unclear
Inactivating this protein in human cells and mice provided immunity to a range of viruses, but an effective treatment is still a long way off
A protein released from bone is involved in triggering the body’s reaction to stress
A gene that appeared sometime after humans began processing their food seems to protect some people from type 2 diabetes
Can understanding our genes help us get fit and healthy? Get-Fit Guy interviewed Dr. Dan Reardon of FitnessGenes to find out
An examination of sixth fingers hints at what our body—and mind—is capable of
A recent Scientific American essay overlooked some important points
If you’re not sleeping well, you may not be reaching your life goals, let alone your fitness goals
After decades of promises that they “may work” to reduce cardiovascular disease, the lack of a demonstrated benefit leads me to conclude that consumers are wasting their money...
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