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Colorectal cancer increase in younger adults: What could be the cause?

An increase in colorectal cancer in adults younger than 50 is troubling to doctors and often tragic for patients. kan-chana/Shutterstock.com Franklin G. Berger, University of South...

How The Line Between Science and Nature Continues To Blend

As people continue to fall back in love with nature, the difference between man-made and nature is blurring. There are a lot of little...

Distinguishing Between the Two Kinds of Medical PACs

There are two kinds of PACs, and you definitely need to know the difference between the two. Here is a pretty general view of...

Computer kidney could provide safer tests for new medications

  This image shows a cross section of a kidney. Credit: Holly Fischer/Wikipedia   By University of Waterloo. A University of Waterloo researcher has spearheaded the development of...

Listening in to brain communications, without surgery

Signals from inside the brain can reveal what’s happening in nerve cells. Peshkova/Shutterstock.com Salvatore Domenic Morgera, University of South Florida   Plenty of legitimate science – plus a...

The GM chickens that lay eggs with anti-cancer drugs

Image copyright Norrie Russell, The Roslin Institut. These chickens have a human gene that enables them to lay eggs containing useful drugs   Researchers...

Acute flaccid myelitis: What is the polio-like illness paralyzing US children?

Illustrative image of virus associated with acute flaccid myelitis. Lightspring/Shutterstock.com   Jay Desai, University of Southern California I experienced déjà vu when I took care of a child...

Drug development is no longer just for Big Pharma. Researchers at...

Pharmaceutical companies have traditionally been the ones to develop drugs. But for rare diseases university researchers may play a role. LeoWolfert/Shutterstock.com Teresa Purzner, Stanford University I am...

What Foods Support the Six Senses?

Everyone knows that nutrients contribute to and support the right functioning of the six senses, which are hearing, taste, smell, sight, touch and proprioception...

Mapping the 100 trillion cells that make up your body

University of Florida scientists will be analyzing every cell in the pancreas, among other organs, to understand the roots of Type 1 diabetes. Magic mine/Shutterstock.com Mark...

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