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Mind, body, health, disease, medicine and hope

The human experience is driven not just by the natural processes that shape our minds, bodies and world, but also by our ability to understand and shape those processes. From good health to terrible disease, from the foods we eat to the drugs we take, and from simple psychology to the the complexity of consciousness.

A special type of spectroscopy helped doctors differentiate between tumors in mice that responded to radiation therapy and those that resisted it.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Indoor temperature and moisture in the U.S. is closer to climates in Africa than to anywhere else on Earth.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Eating softer processed foods changed the position of humans' adult teeth, making it easier to say sounds like "f" and "v," new research suggests.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

This image shows two oblong, clear pill capsules, one open and one closed, with multiple dome-shaped drug delivery devices inside one pill and on the table in front of the other.

Pill uses a dissolving spring-loaded needle to spare people with diabetes from normal injections.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

The effects of antibiotics on the human gut.

Nala Rogers, Contributor

A better understanding of how humans detect different voices may help design better voice recognition software.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

A tiny device has potential to have a big impact on millions suffering breathing problems.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Rats struggle to solve a maze after their uteruses are removed, raising questions about the impacts of the widespread procedure in humans.

Claire Cleveland, Contributor

A month's worth of cool science stories summed up.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

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