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Human

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.

Tiny brainlike cell cultures called organoids offer clues about human evolution.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Oxygen-sensing genes allow cells to adapt when oxygen levels drop.

Brian Owens, Contributor

The two main compounds in cannabis are in a constant balancing act.

Brian Owens, Contributor

A stent implanted in an artery has a sensor to track blood flow and sends data on the patient's condition wirelessly to doctors.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

New study of hearts from apes and humans shows that people need to be active to have healthy hearts.

Chris Gorski, Editor

Drinking alcohol or taking certain medications can make us unfit to drive, but what about marijuana?

Sofie Bates, Contributor

Alternative sanitation systems are making use of creatures that find homes in human poop.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

New study shows that we direct our gazes differently even when we are staring at the same images.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

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