Joanna Blackburn shines light on important but often forgotten organs of the human body
Rachel David looks at what draws us together
“In the darkness of the womb our brains are soaked in a cocktail of sex hormones.” Bentley Crudgington reviews a book on the complexities and science of gender.
Circadian rhythms run the biological world like clockwork. Madeleine Hurry explains how they work, from the genes in a bacterium to the human brain
‘Weight-loss surgery’ provides a potential road to permanent recovery from type II diabetes; Nicole Samuel explores..
Cancer has been a monumental target for medical research – in the West it’s a leading cause of death, and is highly feared. But this reputation isn’t necessarily earned. A large number of patients arrive in clinic with the secret apprehension that it could be the ‘big C’ despite the fact heart disease is the […]
We can all admit to being, on occasion, slaves to our emotions. But what if we could medically alter and regulate our most basic feelings? Be prescribed a pill to love, an inhaler to feel anger, or a topical lotion for loneliness? Neuroscience is starting to better understand the hard-wiring of our emotions. And one […]
Liger and male handler The battle of the sexes is as old as time itself. George Gilder commented that “differences between sexes are one of the most single important facts of human society”. These differences are also one of the most important foundations for human existence. Evolution has gradually crafted us from the humblest of […]
There are those among us, myself included, who explain away their inability to say no to one more drink or one more packet of biscuits by proclaiming that they have an ‘addictive personality’ which somehow makes their lack of self control socially acceptable. Despite using this excuse many times myself, deep down I thought this […]
Katie Tomlinson & Jan Piotrowski explore the science of drinking. From the night before to the morning after, here is the science behind a great night out.