Kids of the Covid generation: The road ahead

What will become of children growing up during the pandemic? There’s reason for concern, but the research on resilience is reassuring. A developmental psychologist explains what adults can do to protect youngsters from long-term harm.

Amber Dance • knowable
Feb. 3, 2021 ~11 min

How enlisting dentists can speed up Covid-19 vaccinations

Dental care providers have the skills, the facilities and the trust of patients who might otherwise miss out

Mary E. Northridge • knowable
Feb. 3, 2021 ~6 min

Could the immune system be key to Alzheimer’s disease?

Increasing evidence suggests that chronic inflammation takes a toll on the brain over the course of a lifetime

Esther Landhuis • knowable
Feb. 2, 2021 ~15 min

Are too many scientists studying Covid?

The pandemic prompted many scientists to pivot their research to the coronavirus. That’s not an entirely good thing.

Julie K. Pfeiffer • knowable
Jan. 29, 2021 ~9 min

The when of eating: The science behind intermittent fasting

What and how much we eat isn’t the only important thing when it comes to healthy nutrition. Timing seems to matter, too.

Andreas von Bubnoff • knowable
Jan. 29, 2021 ~32 min

The dash to adapt smartwatches to help detect Covid infections

Wearable devices already collect vital signs like heart rate and skin temperature. New algorithms can use them to catch illness early — leading to urgent efforts to help battle the pandemic.

Matthew Hutson • knowable
Jan. 27, 2021 ~13 min

Unseen scars of childhood trauma

Twenty years of research have established the connection between adverse childhood experiences and long-term health. Now researchers are looking for ways to measure the biology behind the correlation and try to reverse it.

Amanda B. Keener • knowable
Jan. 25, 2021 ~14 min

A new way of looking at concussions

Emerging research suggests that even mild hits to the head may damage the tiny lymphatic vessels that clear toxic chemicals and cellular debris from the brain

Helen Santoro • knowable
Jan. 20, 2021 ~15 min

How to help Covid-19 long-haulers

OPINION: Patients with lingering symptoms need access to specialized clinics — and so much more

Syra Madad • knowable
Jan. 18, 2021 ~7 min

Memory, the mystery

PODCAST: Just in the past half-century, our understanding of how exactly our brains remember has taken huge leaps. Amazingly, this is just the beginning.

Adam Levy • knowable
Jan. 14, 2021 ~21 min