Diet and disease

Samuel Acheampong is using the Nobel Prize-recognized technique to tweak the genes of traditional Ghanaian crops.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
Cancer cells become super-charged when exposed to methylmalonic acid, a chemical that builds up in older people's bodies.
Brian Owens, Contributor
A new study shows how self-imposed COVID prevention measures like hand-washing and mask-wearing work to prevent a large outbreak -- if they happen fast.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
A month’s worth of cool science stories, summed up.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
What does the science say about the safety of America’s chicken farming practice?
Benjamin Plackett, Contributor
Doctors get a better look at brain tumors.
Inside Science Television
A month worth of cool science stories, summed up.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor
A new way to treat deadly MRSA infections, gets the blue light.
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer
A new paper shows just how diverse the biochemicals in our food are, and how hard it is to understand how they impact our bodies.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
Violence and disease -- but also art and culture -- accompanied humanity's movement into increasingly populated areas.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Eating softer processed foods changed the position of humans' adult teeth, making it easier to say sounds like "f" and "v," new research suggests.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The effects of antibiotics on the human gut.
Nala Rogers, Contributor