People living near concentrated animal feeding operations in southeastern North Carolina have poorer health outcomes for a range of health conditions than those who live further afield from the facilities.   After adjusting for socioeconomic factors, Duke University…

The 2018 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to immunologists James Allison of the University of Texas, and Kyoto University’s Tasuku Honjo, for their work on cancer therapy. The pair took home the prestigious prize for discovering that the body’s immune…

Antibiotics alone may be enough to cure appendicitis, upending a century-old standard of “slicing tiny, inflamed organs from people’s guts” to cure the condition, according to research published this week in JAMA.  

If you think a Nobel Prize might be out of reach, try striving for an Ig Nobel Prize instead. The annual awards presented at Harvard honor silly scientific achievements “that first make people laugh, and then make them think.” And that latter part is important—as the LOLs…

Plenty of research has concluded that “teaching kids about sex doesn’t make them start breeding like rabbits,” writes Christie Aschwanden. But specifically, what sex ed teaching methods work best?

Plenty of research has concluded that “teaching kids about sex doesn’t make them start breeding like rabbits,” writes Christie Aschwanden. But specifically, what sex ed teaching methods work best?

Want to see how replicable a psychology study is? Ask bettors to place money on the odds. Psychology researchers tried to replicate 21 studies published in Nature and Science between 2010-2015 and were only 62% successful—a rate astonishingly close to the 63% pegged by a…

Graduate biomedical and health science education has become hyper-specialized, geared more toward memorizing facts than espousing good scientific practices like critical thinking and rigorous research design.

A new "cut and paste" method rewriting genome sequences in T cells is poised to be a game-changer in the field of cell therapy, accelerating new treatments for diseases like cancer and rare inherited disorders.

The once-lauded chemicals behind Teflon and Scotchgard are far more dangerous than the US EPA and the Department of Defense have acknowledged, according to 2 new analyses. The agencies appear to have deliberately downplayed the public health threat posed by perfluoroalkyl…