In praise of the lowly apple

In praise of the lowly apple

Among foodies, apples lack the “healthy-tasty” cachet of acai berries or pomegranates. But in a year-long study, apples produced major More »

Flying virus!

Flying virus!

Flu virus can fly on aerosols after a sneeze, cough, even a breath. They can stay aloft for hours, long enough to find another victim. More »

Hangover: Getting to the root of pain

Hangover: Getting to the root of pain

It’s as sure as sunrise. Drink too much, and you’ll pay next morning: lassitude, nausea, headache, dizziness, and more specialized More »

Maggots, leeches, parasitic worms

Maggots, leeches, parasitic worms

Meet three gross “biotherapies”: Leeches suck blood after surgery. Maggots clear dead tissue from wounds. Parasitic worms fight More »

Cholera: Haiti’s latest scourge

Cholera: Haiti’s latest scourge

Cholera can kill with record speed. The bacterium is easy to control — if wastewater and drinking water are treated. Haiti — More »

A strike against stroke?

A strike against stroke?

Aware that a small amount of function often returns after a stroke, neurologists have helped neurons recover after an experimental More »

Traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury

Charges that NFL “deliberately and fraudulently concealed” … link between head impacts and brain damage. What is the science of More »

Stem cell battle resumes

Stem cell battle resumes

A federal court has thrown the field of embryonic stem cell research into confusion. Last week, research that destroys embryos could More »

Treatment defeats phony hormones!

Treatment defeats phony hormones!
When chemicals in the water trigger the endocrine system, male fish can start looking and acting female. What happens once chemicals More »

Fruitfly’s food choice

Fruitfly's food choice
Fruit flies have a signaling pathway that helps them choose protein or carbohydrate, depending on the situation. The switch, which is More »