On Raising the Dead

A biotech company wants to use stem cell therapy to restore neurological function in patients who have been declared braindead.

Great Grains: How Ancient Einkorn Became the New “It” Wheat

Einkorn, an ancient grain, is mediocre for baking, difficult to process, and unproductive in the field. Why is it the next food trend?

A New Use For Soy

When it comes to the relationship between people and soy—a replacement for animal proteins derived from soybeans—well, it's complicated.

Why the Pounds Won’t Stay Off

Weight loss is a biological problem, and it will require a biological solution.
Elder care

Let’s Talk About Dying Well

Physicians and family members still have trouble talking candidly about dying and what it means to die well.
Sjögren syndrome

The Science of Secretions

Although secretions like saliva and digestive juices might have a high ick-factor, these bodily products are essential for us to function normally.
Spring Blossoms

Why We Actually Need Our Allergies

Allergies may be annoying, but they might also protect us from environmental toxins.
Statue of James Marion Sims in New York's Central Park

Contested Memorials and the Mothers of Gynecology

Many have heard of Dr. James Marion Sims and know him as the “father of gynecology” but what about the “mothers of gynecology”? Where is their memorial?

Why Do We Tickle?

Why do we tickle, why are we ticklish? Why does it make us laugh even while we try to get away from it? It's a ticklish subject....
Organic vegetables

Is it Nutritionally Beneficial to Go Organic?

Research suggests that there are real nutritional differences between organic and non-organic produce, milk, and meat.