The growth of assisted reproductive technologies has created a market for sex cell donors, but females who donate eggs still face a number of risks and ethical concerns.
A recent study led by Professor Hugh Taylor has identified the first genetic marker for endometriosis in a regulatory region of the KRAS gene.
The American Psychiatric Association is proposing changes in the definition of autism that would reduce the number of diagnoses, especially among high-functioning individuals.
Anesthesia is a critical component of any surgery, but its mechanism and effects remain largely unclear.
Due to economic hardship, more people are turning to cheaper generic medications. But are they as effective and safe as their expensive brand-name counterparts?
Mary Roach’s 2003 novel, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, takes a detailed look into the various destinies of post-mortem human bodies, and is extremely accessible despite its morbid subject.
Recent studies suggest that the use of hormonal contraception is fundamentally changing the chemistry of attraction between men and women, altering biochemical signals that influence our partner preferences.
The anatomical, physiological, and genetic differences between the sexes, long overlooked in clinical science, are taking on a new importance in the treatment of infectious diseases, such as influenza and HIV/AIDS.
Professor Nihal de Lanerolle focuses on the study of explosive blast-induced mild traumatic brain injury, attempting to determine the neuropathology and mental effects of this poorly-understood and often invisible type of neurological damage.