The pandemic prompted many scientists to pivot their research to the coronavirus. That’s not an entirely good thing.
Jan. 29, 2021 • ~9 min
What and how much we eat isn’t the only important thing when it comes to healthy nutrition. Timing seems to matter, too.
Jan. 29, 2021 • ~32 min
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.
Jan. 27, 2021 • ~13 min
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.
Jan. 25, 2021 • ~14 min
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
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~15 min
OPINION: Patients with lingering symptoms need access to specialized clinics — and so much more
Jan. 18, 2021 • ~7 min
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.
Jan. 14, 2021 • ~21 min
OPINION: Requiring companies to give unwell workers compensated time off isn’t a burden. It’s smart public health policy that reduces the spread of disease.
Jan. 14, 2021 • ~5 min
PODCAST: Once fringe and futuristic, this renewable energy shines brightly today as a cheap and efficient source of energy. Still, it remains controversial — for much different reasons.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~16 min
PODCAST: Replacing or assisting the human heart with a machine would save countless lives. But the quest to build an artificial heart has had many gruesome missteps and caused researchers to reimagine how to keep our blood flowing.
Jan. 12, 2021 • ~24 min