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Idea/Illness & Disease

The very microbes that helped us evolve now make us sick

Asu Erden

Idea/Illness & Disease

Billionaires say they’ll end disease: evolution says otherwise

Jim Kozubek

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Idea/Medical Ethics

You might be in a medical experiment and not even know it

Alice Dreger

Essay/Illness & Disease

A bug for Alzheimer’s?

A bold theory places infection at the root of Alzheimer’s, explaining why decades of treatment have done little good

Melinda Wenner Moyer

Essay/Illness & Disease

The case against sugar

A potent toxin that alters hormones and metabolism, sugar sets the stage for epidemic levels of obesity and diabetes

Gary Taubes

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Essay/Addiction

The addiction habit

Addiction changes the brain but it's not a disease that can be cured with medicine. In fact, it's learned – like a habit

Marc Lewis

Video/Evolution

How the mantis shrimp’s six-pupiled eyes put 20/20 vision to shame

4 minutes

Video/Neuroscience

Music of the mind: a stunning string quartet created through brainwaves

9 minutes

Essay/Mathematics

The problem with p-values

Academic psychology and medical testing are both dogged by unreliability. The reason is clear: we got probability wrong

David Colquhoun

Video/Neuroscience

What will we do when neuroimaging allows us to reconstruct dreams and memories?

4 minutes

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Essay/Addiction

Ageing out of drugs

Most addicts just stop using in time, without needing costly treatment. Why do some people walk away while others can’t?

Stacey McKenna

Video/Neuroscience

After a century of trying, have scientists successfully mapped the human brain?

2 minutes

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Idea/Neuroscience

Remote control of the brain is coming: how will we use it?

Catriona Houston

Essay/Biology

Microbes have no morals

First we learned to fear germs, then we learned to love our microbiome. But both sides get the biology basically wrong

Ed Yong

Idea/Illness & Disease

The Still Alice effect: not all Alzheimer’s is like this

Giulia Cavaliere & James Rupert Fletcher

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Essay/Neuroscience

Bring them back

Untold thousands of patients misdiagnosed as vegetative are actually aware. Theirs is the civil rights fight of our times

Joseph J Fins

Video/Medical Research

At the Cryonics Institute, hope for the future is high, and death is put on ice

12 minutes

Idea/Medical Research

How mini-brains can help to avoid neurodegenerative disease

Jenny Chen

Idea/Illness & Disease

The image of the cancer experience needs a reality check

Darlena Cunha

Idea/Consciousness & Altered States

Psychedelics can’t be tested using conventional clinical trials

Nicolas Langlitz

Video/Illness & Disease

Antibiotics make our guts less diverse. That’s bad news for our long-term health

5 minutes

Idea/Genetics

We’re closer to Alpha Centauri than to cryopreserving humans

Brian Hanley

Essay/Illness & Disease

The neurofix

Stem cell therapies for the scourges of old age are on the near horizon. Will they come in time for the Baby Boomers?

Linda Marsa

Essay/Health Policy & Economics

Death of cancer

A critical mass of medical knowledge could soon end the death threat of cancer, but politics stands in the way

Vincent DeVita & Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn

Video/Human Evolution

Can a tiny slice of mouse brain help us understand the complex human mind?

3 minutes

Video/Medical Research

Could these printable, self-assembling origami robots transform medicine?

3 minutes

Video/Illness & Disease

How the future of treating heart disease might mean having no heartbeat

7 minutes

Video/Illness & Disease

Our fight against malaria is strange, cyclical and shows few signs of slowing

3 minutes

Video/Neuroscience

How changes in our typing can help detect neurodegenerative diseases

2 minutes

Video/Neuroscience

Why daydreaming should replace multitasking amid our information overload

7 minutes