AMPK, a major metabolic enzyme, controls hunger, helps burn calories and fat, and may help treat diabetes and cancer.
Seen at thousands of times their normal size through the lens of a scanning electron microscope, the intricate structures of the human body seem almost like fantastical landscapes.
On the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a look back at the unassuming weapon that saved lives during WW II: Penicillin
Science is uncovering how our bodily fluids may contain important cures for diseases like cancer and sepsis, and unlock clues to our bodies.
Mitochondria, our cells’ energy converters, have become the focus of many areas of disease research.
Our fat provides more than just insulation and energy storage. It’s actually an organ that plays an essential role in our body’s functioning.
In the battlefield that is our human bodies, pathogen-chomping macrophages face off against harmful intruders that include the likes of parasitic pinworms.
Without helium — the second lightest element on Earth, used at Thanksgiving to lift skyscraper-size parade balloons — medical science might come to a standstill.
Borrowing nature’s bioluminescence to make formerly invisible cells glow in Technicolor allows scientists to tag and track bodily function, and even disease.