Physiology or Medicine
The Science of Acupuncture
The Science of Acupuncture
Helene M. Langevin | May 1, 2013
Research is uncovering connective tissue's role in the benefits of the ancient practice.
Pointed Science
Pointed Science
Helene M. Langevin | May 1, 2013
University of Vermont neurologist Helene Langevin explains some emerging research attempting to explain the benefits of acupuncture.
The Science of Stretch
The Science of Stretch
Helene M. Langevin | May 1, 2013
The study of connective tissue is shedding light on pain and providing new explanations for alternative medicine.
Neuron Preservers
Neuron Preservers
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2013
Unlike epithelial cells, neurons respond to herpes infection through autophagy, rather than by releasing inflammatory factors.
Waking Cancer Cells
Waking Cancer Cells
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 1, 2012
A protein called Coco rouses dormant breast cancer cells in the lung.
Breast Cancer Screening Saves Lives
Breast Cancer Screening Saves Lives
Dan Cossins | Nov 2, 2012
An expert panel finds that the benefits of breast cancer screening outweigh risks that the procedure will lead to unnecessary treatments.
Why We Yawn
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 17, 2011
Rather than fatigue or boredom, researchers propose that yawning may cool an overheated brain.
Immunologists Take Home Nobel
Rachel Nuwer | Oct 3, 2011
The Nobel Assembly announced today that three researchers in the field of immunology will share the 2011 Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Three Share 2011 Medicine Nobel
Rachel Nuwer | Oct 3, 2011
The Nobel Assembly reveals three winners of this year's prize in Physiology of Medicine.