Health

Paul Ehrlich on the problems of the modern jaw

Paul Ehrlich wants you to shut your mouth – for your health. According to Ehrlich’s new book, mouth breathing, among other modern habits, has led to an epidemic of small jaws and many troubling health consequences.

Stanford scientists track cancer growth with CRISPR

Cancer research that once involved years of painstaking work can now happen in months with a novel technique for systematically studying cancer-related genes. The results reveal how combinations of mutations influence tumor growth.

Study reveals concussion’s complex nature

Concussion is a major public health problem, but not much is known about the impacts that cause concussion or how to prevent them. Bioengineer David Camarillo and colleagues suggest that the problem is more complicated than previously thought.

Finding solutions for people with autism and their families

Recent advances by scientists, clinicians, educators and engineers are speeding developments in diagnosing and treating autism, understanding its root causes and helping people with autism and their families live full lives.