Zika virus carried by mosquito

The Zika virus is wreaking havoc in the Americas, leaving babies with deformed heads and disability, and some adults with a nervous...

clinical trials

Medical progress depends on research involving human subjects. Great care is now taken to safeguard the participants, but this wasn...

Q10

The search continues for a remedy that will cure all diseases and prolong life indefinitely. The philosopher’s stone, the red sap...

Deep brain stimulation

Not quite a cure, but electrical stimulation deep within the Parkinson’s brain can reduce some of the most disabling symptoms....

Blood cells

Are you about to have bypass surgery? Or perhaps you're worried about someone who is. Helen Cowan talks us through the procedure to...

Nurse with botox needle

Celebrity craze, poison or medicine? Botox is best known for banishing wrinkles; yet less than a millionth of a gram can kill a person,...

William Harvey's Illustration

We all know how the heart works, pumping blood around our body to all our organs. But this wasn't always common knowledge, it's...

Balancing on a slack rope

Riding the waves, the surfer displays an amazing ability to balance; the toddler meanwhile takes time fine tuning his balance skills. Of...

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