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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.

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

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

How an early bird grandmother helped prove that Nobel Prize-winning fruit fly research matters for human health.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Research on fruit flies led to the discovery of the mechanisms behind "circadian" rhythms, and the 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Three American biologists who discovered molecular mechanism behind "circadian" genes share 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

The sensory perception of a product based on how it feels.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

New research gives weight to the arguments for male and female versions of medicines.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Ultrafast lasers may better distinguish cancerous tissue during surgery, defining tumor margins and helping improve outcomes.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

French researchers find that individuals can learn new information fed to them during certain phases of sleep.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Early writings from Einstein reveal more than historians ever knew.

Keith Landry, Contributor

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