Life inside the uterus is not as closed off as you might think. Syed Qadri explores how a mother’s behaviour alters her baby during pregnancy..
Rapidly multiplying misfolded proteins undetected by the human immune system – Sophia Ho explains why prions are important in understanding diseases.
Sophia Ho reveals the real impacts of gluten intolerance
What would it be like to live your entire life without feeling fear? It’s not all plain sailing …
We have all suffered the unpleasant sensation of pain, whether it’s caused by the intense throbbing of a stubbed toe or through deep emotional anguish. During years training as an elite artistic gymnast, I’ve experienced my fair share – after one awkward vault-landing my joints twanged and my back wailed. For seasons, I battled with […]
Drugs that treat rare diseases are riding a wave of financial and clinical success. But why should that be? And should we be pleased?
This article is taken from the Winter 2011 issue of I, Science. Jo Poole talks brain cells, ‘roborats’, and how cutting-edge neurology may help us overcome Parkinson’s Charles Scott Sherrington described the brain as “Biology’s final frontier”. The greatest differences between us and our closest relatives lie in the convoluted folds of a jelly-like organ […]
Should we all be sequencing our own genomes? It’s often said that “it’s what’s inside that counts”. From a medic’s point of view, past the external stigmata of disease, this is widely true. For a geneticist it is sacred. Genomes constitute an entire instruction manual for building an organism. They contain hidden heirlooms from our […]