The Scale of Psychosis: Not Just Black or White

Hallucinations, delusions, and illusions are the three symptoms of psychosis. New research, however, finds that psychosis is not simply a black or white diagnosis, but rather involves more of a gray area. A 201...

Head Transplants: The Future is Now

In a world of modern medicine it seems as if virtually any organ can be transplanted from one human to another, including hearts, livers, lungs, and more. Dr. Sergio Canavero plans to take these established and...

The Introduction of the Exercise Pill

As people in developed countries are living increasingly sedentary lifestyles‒ which can lead to chronic diseases such as type II diabetes, heart disease, and obesity‒ researchers have been attempting to develo...

Elephants’ Tumor-Killing Gene

In the 1970s, epidemiologist Richard Peto noted a paradox that puzzled scientists for decades: there is no correlation between an animal’s size and its risk for developing cancer. Tumor growth relies on random ...

Living on Mars

NASA recently released plans detailing the possibility of sending astronauts to Mars for an extended period of time as well as the development of related technology. The proposal indicates that the astronauts w...

Life and Science Related Nobel Prize Awardees, 2015

Recently, Nobel Prizes were awarded to many well deserving scientists, whose research has made incredible contributions to the fields of physiology, medicine, and chemistry. Their contributions have major impli...

A Monumental Victory for Traditional Chinese Medicine

Youyou Tu was awarded the Nobel Prize, for her discovery of artemisinin. She is the first Chinese female citizen to do so. She studies traditional medicine.(Ill. N. Elmehed. © Nobel Media AB 2015.) On Octob...

Legionnaire’s Disease in New York City

A recent CNN article by Kristina Sgueglia and Greg Botelho chronicled the latest details concerning an outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease in New York City. Legionnaire’s Disease is a respiratory bacterial infect...