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What sayest tau?

What sayest tau?

What we know, and still don’t, about tau proteins’ role in brain disease

By | Posted February 5, 2018

PODCAST: In herbs we trust

PODCAST: In herbs we trust

Neglected by the health care system, many immigrants are finding relief in medicinal herbs

By | Posted December 9, 2017

The (de-)evolution of the bulldog

The (de-)evolution of the bulldog

Here’s how a powerful breed of guard dogs turned into humanity’s cruelest genetics experiment

By | Posted September 25, 2017

Hey gang, crystals will not cure your cancer

Hey gang, crystals will not cure your cancer

It turns out that the best medicine is medicine

By | Posted September 21, 2017

Science has a negativity problem

Science has a negativity problem

Exciting new discoveries get all the attention — leaving just-as-important negative results in the dust. And fixing the problem is easier said than done.

By | Posted July 10, 2017

The noise mapper

The noise mapper

A minority in many ways, Erica Walker is determined to find how urban noise affects human health

By | Posted June 26, 2017

Giving antibiotics a boost

Giving antibiotics a boost

Dr. Luca Guardabassi is finding new ways to weaken drug-resistant bacteria

By | Posted June 21, 2017

Shaking up the blood supply

Shaking up the blood supply

Freeze-dried plasma has helped trauma patients for decades. Why is it still out of reach for the American military?

By | Posted June 5, 2017

Death with dignity

Death with dignity

When end-of-life wishes collide with untenable costs

By | Posted May 24, 2017

You’re full of shit, and you’re going to have to deal with that

You’re full of shit, and you’re going to have to deal with that

Having a colonoscopy? Those bowel cleanses remain a necessary inconvenience, but doctors are working to make them less unpleasant

By | Posted April 19, 2017

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