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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.

Many of the boys in the choir had tics, leading the scientists to speculate that the repetitive movements may be related to motor learning.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Nicotine in the air and clothing permeates skin and enters the bloodstream at levels equivalent to inhalation of secondhand smoke.

Kimberly Hickok, Contributor

A new technique prints tiny middle ear bones for a perfect fit.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Population study shows that 2010 Affordable Care Act improved insurance coverage rates for patients receiving one form of cancer treatment.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Scientific advances in the way doctors diagnose and treat concussions.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

The long road to truly understanding what causes our political beliefs.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

Counterfeit drugs are a serious global health problem that technology may help to address by separating the pharma from the fake.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Blood biomarker may tell whether early-stage lung cancer is cured or soon-to-be recurred.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Scientists may have found an easier way to image the tiny brains of mice used to study human diseases.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

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