Advances in medicine and better awareness about lifestyle choices mean Europeans are living longer than ever.
It’s being hailed as a major medical breakthrough: partially-paralysed monkeys have learned to walk again thanks to a brain implant that uses wireless signals to bypass broken nerves in the spinal cor
Scientists in the US are seeking to enroll hundreds of families with autistic sons but unaffected daughters in a study looking for genetic clues and protective…
People with schizophrenia are volunteering for a European research project to help the control and perhaps even silence the tormenting voices in their heads by confronting a computer avatar of…
A Milan hospital is testing new optical technology to monitor the flow of oxygen in the brain of premature babies.
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.
Isabelle Dinoire, the world’s first recipient of a face transplant died on 22 April after a ‘long illness’.
Fungi specialists discover incredible and groundbreaking innovations across several domains
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.
What would it be like to live in a glass house where you and your body are aware of every minute of daylight?
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.
Why do surgical implants sometimes get infected? And what are scientists doing to combat the problem?
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.
What do you do when you discover your child has autism and that there are near-to-no specialised services available to help your family?
A new initiative aims to ease the suffering of the estimated 45-million people worldwide living with dementia.
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