1. Health & Medicine

    Soy slashes cancer-fostering hormones (with recipe)

    Asian women tend to have much lower breast-cancer rates than their Western counterparts–unless they move to Europe or North America. Then the cancers incidence in these women begins to match local norms. United Soybean Board This observation has suggested that something about the Western way of life, probably diet, promotes cancer–or that something about Eastern […]

  2. Humans

    Where’s the Book?

    Innovative curricula are moving science education away from a reliance on textbooks.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Drug helps against certain breast cancers

    In some patients, the drug trastuzumab, also called Herceptin, slows breast cancer that has spread to other organs.

  4. Health & Medicine

    Narcoleptic dogs still have their day

    Evidence from studies with dachshunds and poodles is suggesting that these small breeds may serve as better models than larger dogs, such as Labrador retrievers, for the more genetically complex narcolepsy in people.

  5. Humans

    Science Talent Search winners shine bright

    Science Service and Intel announced the winners of the 2001 Science Talent Search.

  6. Health & Medicine

    Cancer cells have a ticket to ride

    Cancer cells may spread using the same system that immune system cells use to move through the body.

  7. Health & Medicine

    Gene links eyelids and early menopause

    A gene that orchestrates ovary and eyelid development may be the key to early-onset menopause.

  8. Humans

    Errant Texts

    New studies lambaste popular middle-school science texts for being uninspiring, superficial, and error-ridden.

  9. Health & Medicine

    Berry promising anticancer prospects

    Twelve years ago, scientists uncovered a mechanism to explain why the folk remedy of eating cranberries fights urinary tract infections. It now appears that the medicinal powers of the pucker-inducing berries might extend to breast cancer as well. Cranberry Marketing Committee For years, Najla Guthrie and her colleagues at the University of Western Ontario in […]

  10. Humans

    I do solemnly swear. . .

    An international science organization is surveying codes of ethics from around the world as a first step towards considering whether scientists globally need an analog of the Hippocratic Oath.

  11. Humans

    High court gives EPA a partial victory

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency can implement tougher controls on tiny airborne particulates that can get deep inside people's lungs.

  12. Health & Medicine

    Making Sense of Centenarians

    The number of centenarians is expected to double every ten years, making this formerly rare group one of the fastest-growing in the developed world. Researchers are turning to studies of the oldest old to determine how genes, lifestyle, and social factors contribute to longevity.