First days in life can be hard Premature babies are under close monitoring but doctors lack tools to measure oxygenation and blood flow in the brain An innovative optical instrument is being tested to
Animal testing raises sometimes violently passionate debate and opposition, but for medical research surely it is sadly unavoidable? Perhaps not for much longer if European scientists' research bears
Japanese Biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi has won the first Nobel Prize of the season for Medicine.
A team of Irish researchers is conducting an unusual kind of experiment – they are examining the venom of some of the hundreds of species of spiders found in Ireland in the hope it may have medicinal…
Japanese researcher Yoshinori Ohsumi has won the Nobel Prize for physiology and Medicine for discovering the process of autophagy. But what is it and why is it important for all of us?
The 2016 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology has been awarded to Japan’s Yoshinori Ohsumi for research in the field of Autophagy.
If you’ve ever had to wear a cast, you will be familiar with the discomfort of not being able to scratch that itch on your leg or arm.
The US Drug Enforcement Administration has denied requests to loosen the classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use.
Sensor technology is at the heart of a project designed to prevent obesity and other eating disorders, before it is too late.
Two-year old Maia was born with only one ear due to a congenital deformity called microtia, and currently wears a headband that transmits sound to
Marine biodiversity is rich in sources for medicine and cosmetic science, as Spanish researchers are discovering on the Mediterranean coast.
Underwater species can help us stay young Scientists are looking for new bioactive molecules in marine invertebrates Bioactive molecules can prevent ageing and age-related diseases Selected invertebra
Doctors fighting Parkinson's Disease in Sweden have discovered it's good to talk as improved digital communications slash waiting times for treatment from six months to just one week.
Drug-resistant bacteria are becoming a major threat Bacteria increase their resistance by sticking together They form so-called biofilms that protect them from antibiotics Biofilms contaminate implant
A sedentary lifestyle can lead to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. That is why a European Union research project aims to promote sport
The venom of scorpions and spiders could provide valuable molecules in the battle against antibiotic resistant superbugs, according to some experts.
Poliomyelitis – or polio – could be gone by 2018, according to the latest data from the World Health Organisation. Only seven cases have been
Most of the matter around us is either solid, liquid, or gas. But there is something often called the fourth state – plasma – that has remarkable
Materials touched by plasma have their physics changed. Here we show a tissue before plasma treatment, the liquid is quickly absorbed. Then the
Most diabetics need a finger prick test several times a day to determine whether their blood sugar level is under control. But the developers of this
A doll that gives birth could revolutionise the way maternity doctors and nurses are trained. The birthing simulator is a life-size dummy which