Articles by Roxanne Palmer
- Physician Critiques Vibram Bone Injury Study
March 16 2013 3:14 PM
A physician and natural running advocate says research linking Vibram FiveFingers shoes to bone injuries is flawed.
- The Science Behind Four-Leaf Clovers
March 16 2013 1:34 PM
Researchers looking at the genome of the white clover stumbled across a scientific pot of gold.
- 14 HIV Patients Have 'Functional Cure': Researchers
March 15 2013 4:59 PM
Fourteen adult HIV patients have been “functionally cured” with intense anti-viral treatment right after they were exposed to the virus.
- Stigma Hangs Around Postpartum Depression
March 15 2013 3:33 PM
For about 10 to 15 percent of new mothers, the "baby blues" develop into postpartum depression.
- Should We Revive Endangered Species?
March 15 2013 1:33 PM
We may have the technology to feasibly resurrect the woolly mammoth, but should we actually reintroduce it into the environment?
- Not Much Truth In 'Truth Serums': Experts
March 15 2013 6:15 AM
Truth serums aren't magic potions, just drugs that alter your cognitive functioning ability.
- Hallelujah! Scientists Say They've Discovered 'God Particle' (Probably)
March 14 2013 12:52 PM
Scientists say the data shows the Higgs boson candidate is behaving as expected according to theoretical predictions.
- A Pope Who Can Speak For The Church...On Only One Lung
March 14 2013 11:59 AM
The newly elected pontiff lost most of one lung to surgery in his teenage years, according to press reports.
- Does Spinning Marlboro Lights Into Marlboro Golds Violate FDA Cigarette Regs?
March 14 2013 7:04 AM
Words like "light" can't appear in cigarette marketing, but two Harvard researchers say the message is getting through via color-coded packages.
- Will Bloomberg's Soda Ban Actually Combat Obesity?
March 13 2013 5:45 PM
There’s precious little data to actually say whether or not changing soda cup sizes will have any measurable effect on obesity.
- Big Eyes May Have Doomed Neanderthals
March 13 2013 11:17 AM
A new study suggests that Neanderthals may have traded visual acuity for a slight decrease in social brainpower.
- Blood Test Could Screen For Alzheimer's ... In About 10 Years
March 12 2013 5:31 PM
A test being developed in the U.K. looks for a combination of markers in the blood linked to Alzheimer's.