A not-so-simple affliction of the sinuses engenders misery, $8 billion in yearly costs and overuse of antibiotics
The Nobel laureate and former NIH director talks about how far the field has come, where it should go and why some of the best discoveries in oncology still aren’t reaching patients who need them
It’s easy to get, but difficult to study or treat. Scientists are making progress against the virus thanks to an infusion of cash and a new way of culturing it in the lab.
Just how partisan is the press, and should the public be worried?
Astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger reckons the galaxy could contain as many as 40 billion habitable planets. Here, she speaks about the search for those faraway worlds and signatures of life.
Harnessing the power of sham therapies for real healing might require a new lexicon
Tumors and more may be fueled by an ancient protein with myriad jobs in the body. Scientists hope to tap this knowledge to generate novel therapies.
In general, it promotes health. But it might not if your relationship is troubled or your partner is ill. Here's why, and what can be done.
Here’s how the inevitable came to be, and where it may be headed
An expert’s view on a common-sense diet: Don’t fuss over details, and put more plants on the plate
A summary of “Update on Alzheimer’s Disease Therapy and Prevention Strategies” by W. Vallen Graham and coauthors, in the 2017 issue of the Annual Review of Medicine
From meh to wow: The science of fruit maturation reveals new paths to better flavor
The cold, finicky science of ice crystal formation
Island mollusks are especially vulnerable to extinction
Nanospheres that react with their surroundings to propel themselves might find applications in drug delivery
A summary of “Quantum-Matter Heterostructures” by H. Boschker and J. Mannhart that appears in the 2017 Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics
In a village in Israel, the way the deaf communicate provides a rare look at a linguistic birth