Because of their height, giraffes require scarily high blood pressures — yet they escape the massive health problems that plague people with hypertension. Can clinicians learn from these animals? By Bob Holmes 5.19.2021 To most people, giraffes are merely adorable, long-necked animals that rank near the top […]
Symptom, virus, epidemic, quarantine. We’ve become used to these terms in 2020. But the “COVID-19 vocabulary” might have been very different had it not been for a few twists and turns in English history. If history had gone differently, for instance, we might visit the leech about flying […]
Itching has myriad causes and mechanisms, many of which remain elusive. Scientists are making headway on parsing its biological underpinnings, in hope of better treatments. By Katherine Harmon Courage 11.6.2020
Can phages save us? Really? From what? First, what are phages anyway and how do their near magical powers work? Ready for the good viruses?
A personal cure for cancer, a natural, non-invasive one, silently protects you? Maybe it saved your life, a miracle you knew nothing about. The idea’s not as strange as you think.