Tia Ghose

All Stories by Tia Ghose

  1. Neuroscience

    Breaking the Barrier

    A technique combining ultrasound pulses with microbubbles may help scientists move therapeutic drugs across the brain’s protective divide.

  2. Life

    Young tasmanian devil moms

    Tasmanian devils have started mating much earlier in response to an epidemic, called facial tumor disease, that is wiping out much of their population.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Repairing muscle from the cell up

    Skeletal muscle stem cells can fix weakling muscles in mice and could eventually lead to treatments for muscular dystrophy.

  4. Anthropology

    Loud and clear

    Skulls of Neandertal ancestors show the prehistoric humans had a hearing capacity similar to present-day people, suggesting human speech could have originated much earlier than previously thought.

  5. Science & Society

    BOOK REVIEW | The Score: How the Quest for Sex Has Shaped the Modern Man

    Review by Tia Ghose.

  6. Health & Medicine

    Breathe easy

    When it comes to heart function, the concentration of pollution in the air may matter less than its chemical makeup.

  7. Health & Medicine

    Take a chill pill, T cell

    Targeting a receptor on immune cells may hold promise for treating multiple sclerosis and asthma.

  8. Health & Medicine

    Coloring the body

    Color MRI scans may one day be possible, thanks to microscopic, tunable magnets.

  9. Health & Medicine

    Good news for coffeeholics

    When lifestyle factors like smoking were taken into account, coffee drinkers had lower death rates than their non-drinking peers, according to a study of more than 120,000 people.

  10. Paleontology

    Ancient burrows

    Triassic-era sediments unearthed in Antarctica reveal the well-preserved lair of a four-legged, mammal-like reptile.

  11. Health & Medicine

    Wake up and smell the java

    The smell of coffee leads to changes in gene activity in sleep-deprived rats, hinting at the molecular basis for the relaxing effect of the aroma seen in experiments.

  12. Health & Medicine

    High doses

    Emergency room patients are exposed to high doses of radiation from CT scans and other nuclear medicine.