Promising early results from a clinical trial at the Mayo Clinic out this week suggest that a modified version of the measles virus can be used to target cancer cells and put the condition into remission.
Cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer are blown to smithereens By screening over 1,000 different types of molecules, scientists have managed to identify a compound that can literally
Misleading calorie counts on nutrition labels may be steering us toward energy-dense, processed foods. Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer. For the first time in two decades,
Pressure, temperature, volume and the number of particles of a gas can help predict how it will behave Think of a cake. When you put it in the oven, it starts off at a particular volume and then, an hour
From mapo tofu to jerk chicken, here are 24 spicy recipes guaranteed to make you sweat. If you haven't figured it out already, we're big spice fiends here at Bon Appétit. So fiendish, in fact, that we're
First fat, then salt – now the sweet stuff is being targeted for removal from the British diet The jaunty slogan on the metallic green tin is meant to convey the carefree essence of childhood: “Don’t Up.
The public debate between Bill Nye and the president of a US creationist museum gives creationism a scientific legitimacy that it isn’t entitled to Last night, we were treated to a two-and-a-half hour
Researchers have created genetically modified monkeys with a revolutionary new procedure that enables scientists to cut and paste DNA in living organisms. The macaques are the first primates to have their
The genetically engineered _Drosophila melanogaster _can even signal for different types of breast cancer cells. Fruit flies are able to distinguish breast cancer cells from healthy mammary tissue, according
The title of this post is a play on the title of the magazine "What doctors don't tell you" (a rag so packed to the brim with pseudoscience and anti-vaccine propaganda that it's practically a quack's but
The rapid test is being evaluated by the Pentagon. Current human DNA tests take two to three weeks to be completed, and must be sent into an accredited laboratory. But a new rapid test, which could analyze
A new brain region that appears to help humans identify whether they have made bad decisions has been discovered by researchers. The size and shape of a large Brussels sprout, the ball of neural tissue
Physics ■ Two theoretical physicists are lost at the top of a mountain. Theoretical physicist No 1 pulls out a map and peruses it for a while. Then he turns to theoretical physicist No 2 and says: "Hey,
Social mobility will always be about ingenuity, enterprise and steely determination, writes Ruth Porter. “It took me an extra five years to get where I am today because I didn’t go to Oxbridge,” was a
On a bright Tuesday afternoon at around 3.15pm, a handful of plain-clothed FBI agents climbed the stone stairs of Glen Park Library, an unobtrusive building on Diamond Street in San Francisco. They entered