Human Body

Microscopic drug-filled "balloons" can be ruptured precisely where needed.
Dave Zobel, Contributor
The challenges of nourishing astronauts on years-long trips.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Mild stress could help burn fat and lose weight.
Brian Owens, Contributor
New insights may help with new treatments for cataracts and other illnesses.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
New technology could make blood tests possible anywhere.
Peter Gwynne, Contributor
New research shows how movement may keep synovial fluid in cartilage.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Skeletons reveal medieval people ingested lead from fancy pottery.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
Physiology/medicine prize recipients discovered, validated natural treatments for devastating diseases.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
William C. Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura and Youyou Tu share 2015 Nobel Prize.
Sara Rennekamp, Contributing Editor
Three share the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for advances in treatments for diseases caused by parasites.
Inside Science Contributor
New technique uses the "Doppler effect" to detect abnormal blood flow.
Peter Gwynne, Contributor
A week of extreme overeating sheds light on insulin resistance.
Rebecca Boyle, Contributor