To Baldomero Olivera, venom is nature's drug industry.
No junk food is safe.
In Self/less, a dying billionaire “sheds” his mind into a younger man
The same receptors also detect pain from heat, strong acids, and inflammation. Is that why habaneros taste like burning?
At long last, researchers have identified what happens in the nervous system as an itch begins.
Researchers have pinpointed a set of biological markers that could help diagnose PTSD--and, eventually, treat it.
With a decade of war winding down, post-traumatic stress disorder is an increasingly urgent problem. Will the Army's efforts work?
Ah, motion sickness. The bane of holiday travelers everywhere. Here's the science of it--and tips on how to beat it.
This year, shop SciMall for glowing rodents, animal guillotines, and more
A bacterium in Cystic Fibrosis patients appears to cheat on its counterparts
Doctors seek inspiration from unexpected sources to work toward solving some of medicine's toughest challenges
A new understanding of brain chemistry could usher in an age of biologically enhanced humans
They used to keep you alive, but now they just give you a sweet tooth.
Society has been fighting the plague of addictions without knowing how drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol hot-wire the brain's pleasure response. Now researchers may be closing in on a magic bullet.
Researchers are teasing out the ways we perceive flavor, from our tongue to our nose to the genes that dictate how we taste food. In the process, they're uncovering exactly which flavors will transform a dish into an offer you can't refuse
The prize, awarded jointly to three scientists, celebrates the discovery of the immune system's front-line responders--though one winner succumbed to cancer three days before
Now scientists can create drugs to fit inside its structure precisely.
Poisoning cancer from within
Turns out the phrase "cold feet" actually has some, erm, scientific footing.