Genetics researchers are reporting some exciting progress in the search for a cure for genetic brain-wasting diseases like Huntingtons disease. These painful, fatal diseases often dont cause symptoms until after their victim has passed it on to their children.
Everyone struggling against obesity wishes for a safe, effective treatment to keep them from putting on the pounds. But a natural hormone thought to do just that is turning out to be tougher to test than was hoped for.
The pain of severe burns may be the most excruciating pain a person can experience. But the August issue of Scientific American describes how the ultimate in pain may be eased by the ultimate in high-tech distractions.