Health & Medicine

  1. Health & Medicine

    Speedy Gene Gives Runners a Boost

    A gene known as ACTN3 may influence whether athletes are better suited to sprinting or to endurance running.

  2. Animals

    Navigating by the light of the moon

    A dung beetle is the first animal found to navigate by detecting a property of moonlight.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Opening a Channel for Tasting Salt

    Scientists may be a step closer to explaining people's fondness for salty snacks.

  4. Tech

    Cell phones and possible health hazards

    Radiation from some cell phones appears to kill brain cells in rats.

  5. Animals

    Booby brothers and bullies

    Baby brown boobies can be pretty rough and tough in the nest.

  6. Health & Medicine

    Sleeping Soundly for a Longer Life

    People who have trouble falling or staying asleep may be more likely to die sooner from natural causes compared to those who sleep well.

  7. Health & Medicine

    Tapeworms and drug delivery

    Scientists are learning from tapeworms how to develop more effective medicines.

  8. Health & Medicine

    A framework for growing bone

    A promising new material could help encourage damaged or broken bones to grow back.

  9. Health & Medicine

    Remembering Facts and Feelings

    An inner-brain region called the hippocampus may be the root of memory of both experiences and fact.

  10. Health & Medicine

    Sea Kids See Clearly Underwater

    Sea-gypsy children spend so much time swimming that their eyes have adapted to improve vision underwater.

  11. Health & Medicine

    Gut germs to the rescue

    Many of the bacteria that live in our intestines may help keep us healthy.