Poking and prodding the molecules of life

Applying physics to the properties and underlying structures of the molecules of life offers an insight into the mechanisms that make living beings tick. But even seemingly simple actions like muscle contraction involve a wide array of biological interactions, which...

A New Connection between the Intestine and Mind

A surprising way that diet leads risks of stroke and cognitive impairment It is well known that a high salt diet leads to high blood pressure, a risk factor for an array of health problems, including heart disease and stroke. But over the last decade, studies across...

Research: Natural antibiotic discovered in wasp venom

Does wasp venom contain the solution to combat antibiotic-resistant germs? Wasps are not the most popular visitors for outdoor activities. Many people are afraid of the painful stings or suffer from an insect sting allergy. But these uninvited guests could soon save...

Vitamin Vaping Raises Wariness amongst Scientists

Companies claim e-cigarettes can deliver nutrients, but experts say the science looks shaky You’ve still got to eat to live, but now you can purportedly back this up by vaping your vitamins. One company claims a few puffs on their e-cigarette packs your lungs with 10...