Beyond pharmacy blog
Small simple chain antibodies from sharks may be used to generate lead compounds in inflammatory disease and cancer.
Researchers have found that sound-adapted shoes can make wearers feel slimmer and happier and could be used to treat body dysmorphias, movement impairments and chronic pain.
The term “snake oil” is used to describe any worthless pseudo-medical remedy promoted as a cure for various illnesses. However, snake oil itself may have a variety of medical uses.
English sweating sickness swept through Europe in the sixteenth century. Those planning to catch up on BBC Two’s Wolf Hall should be warned that this blog post contains spoilers.
Pam Mason explains why the flavour of what you have just eaten can change the flavour of what you eat next.
Recent research has shown the effect that some drugs, even at very low concentrations, can have on plants such as lettuce and radish.
Pork and bacon have proved themselves to be useful tools in treating nosebleeds and parasitic infections.
Steve Bremer discusses the new words rising up to describe electronic cigarette technology.
Could Beethoven have suffered from cardiac arrhythmia? His music suggests he could have.
A recent study published in Science describes the mechanism by which the cholera bacterium propagates.
A lack of vigorous exercise has caused human bones to become weaker over thousands of years.
The mollusc Aplysia california has proved to be valuable in studying the mechanisms of movement, learning and memory.
Adding a chemical that helps to cause satedness after eating to food may help to reduce the amount that individuals eat and therefore reduce weight gain.
According to a paper published in Nature Neuroscience, memories of traumatic odour exposure to acetophenone in mice have been shown to have been passed down generations. Jessica Bartlet wonders what implications this may have.
Listening to particular sonatas can help in several neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, dementia and epilepsy.
A small protein, which has been given the name copsin, has shown promise as a potential new antibiotic. It may prove important to combat antibiotic resistance.
Good news for chocoholics – chocolate can boost memory. The bad news is that you would have to eat such vast quantities that it would damage other aspects of your health.
Making needles by hand was a risky job because of the likelihood of contracting “Pointer’s rot”, a crippling lung disease caused by inhaling dust from ground metal and grindstone.
The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Argus, a ship that has been helping with the Ebola crisis in west Africa, is equipped with a 100-bed medical complex, but it cannot be classified as a hospital ship. Roger Poole explains.
James Parkinson, who discovered the shaking palsy that established Parkinson’s as a recognised medical condition, died 190 years ago on 21 December 1824