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Tuesday 20th November 2018

How Political Opinions Change

A clever experiment shows is surprisingly easy to change someone’s political views, revealing how flexible we are -- Read more on

With Brain Implants, Scientists Aim to Translate Thoughts into Speech

Experts increasingly think a system that could help paralyzed patients is within reach -- Read more on

Why Do MDs Get More Research Dollars Than Doctors of Osteopathy?

And what exactly is osteopathy, anyway? --

Monday 19th November 2018

WHO Chief Warns Congo Violence Is Allowing Ebola to Spread

Rebels repeatedly attack the outbreak epicenter—where the response operation is headquartered -- Read more on

Sunday 18th November 2018

Consensual Hugs Seem To Reduce Stress

People who had a conflict in a given day but also got hugged were not as affected by the negative interaction as were their unhugged counterparts.   -- Read more on

Do You Have a Healthy Personality?

New research identifies the personality profile that is most conducive to psychological health -- Read more on

Saturday 17th November 2018

How Can Science Help Reverse Blindness?

From bionic eyes to gene editing, how can we use science to bring back sight? -- Read more on

Don't Make Me One with Everything

The mystical doctrine of oneness has creepy implications -- Read more on

Friday 16th November 2018

We Need to Change the Trajectory of Mental Health Research

The first order of business: break down research silos and move toward open science -- Read more on

Thursday 15th November 2018

The Benefits of Applying Mindfulness to Exercise

If all of your workouts involve some type of distraction, it may be time to add some mindfulness into your workout regimen -- Read more on

Gun Violence Is Our Lane, and It's Time to Accelerate

As emergency physicians, we live with the nation’s epidemic of shootings, mass and otherwise, every day -- Read more on

Reprogrammed Stem Cells Implanted into Patient with Parkinson's Disease

A man in his 50s is the first of seven patients to receive the experimental therapy -- Read more on

Why Don't We Forget How to Ride a Bike?

The way memories are anchored in the brain plays a role, neuropsychologist Boris Suchan explains -- Read more on

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Do We Actually Experience the Flow of Time?

Subjective experience must inform physics and philosophy, but it should be assessed carefully -- Read more on

Tuesday 13th November 2018

Africa Doesn't Need Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

There are plenty of less drastic ways to fight malaria -- Read more on

How to Give Better Advice

Research reveals the common mistakes we make when trying to help -- Read more on

Monday 12th November 2018

How Capital Influences Attitudes toward Capital Punishment

When people think the economy is poor, support for the death penalty rises -- Read more on

Saturday 10th November 2018

Babies And Chimps Share A Laugh

Adult humans laugh primarily on the exhale, but human babies laugh on the inhale and the exhale—as do chimps. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on

Working Hard Even If You Might Lose

Wanting to win can inspire us to do great things, but missing the mark should not blind us to all of our accomplishment along the way -- Read more on

Can You Have Too Much "Good" (HDL) Cholesterol?

A new study suggests that too much “good” cholesterol may be just as bad as too little. Dr. Sanaz Majd joins Nutrition Diva to sort out what this new research means for our heart health... -- Read more on

How History Forgot the Woman Who Defined Autism

Grunya Sukhareva characterized autism nearly two decades before Austrian doctors Leo Kanner and Hans Asperger -- Read more on

Friday 9th November 2018

The (Scientific) Path Less Traveled

An unconventional medical research journey toward a possible therapy for cerebral palsy -- Read more on

Neuroscientists Make a Case against Solitary Confinement

Prolonged social isolation can do severe, long-lasting damage to the brain  -- Read more on

Thursday 8th November 2018

To Every Pathogen There Is a Season

Infectious Diseases affect us like clockwork, although it’s not clear why -- Read more on

What a Democratic House Means for Health and Medicine

The Democrats campaigned on protecting coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and lowering prescription drug prices -- Read more on

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