Jeanne Erdmann

All Stories by Jeanne Erdmann

  1. Health & Medicine

    Food that boosts gut microbes could be a new way to help malnourished kids

    Malnourished children in Bangladesh fed a food aimed at restoring gut health grew more than those who got a traditional high-calorie supplement.

  2. Genetics

    Penicillin allergies may be linked to one immune system gene

    Researchers have located a shared hot spot — on the HLA-B gene — in the immune system in people who say they have penicillin allergies.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Imagination Medicine

    Brain imaging reveals the substance of placebos. Expectation alone triggers the same neural circuits and chemicals as real drugs.

  4. Health & Medicine

    Rotten Remedy

    The gas well-known for its smell of rotten eggs is, recent studies show, a ubiquitous concoction in the body. New studies suggest that the hydrogen sulfide occurring naturally inside us can be both friend and enemy to our health.