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Trailblazing Transgender Doctor Saved Countless Lives

    Alan L. Hart, circa 1922. Credit: GayLesbian Archives of the Pacific NorthwestRead more from this special report:Sexuality, Gender and Justi…

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Creative Thinking in both Science and the Arts Is Not for the Faint of Heart

    Oscar Wilde. Credit: Getty ImagesOver the past few months, Ive been invited to speak with well-known writers, musicians and film producers r…

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Landmark Alzheimer's Drug Approval Confounds Research Community

    Computer illustration of amyloid plaques amongst neurons. Credit: Juan Gaertner AlamyThe US Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) approval yes…

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News about Racial Violence Harms Black People’s Mental Health

    Credit: Getty ImagesFor months, Desmond Ellington assiduously refused to watch the videotaped killing of George Floyd. When former Minneapol…

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A New Mental Health Crisis Is Raging in Gaza

    Civil defense workers pore through rubble on May 16, 2021, in the aftermath of an Israeli bombing. Credit: Fatima Shbair Getty ImagesHave yo…

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Pupil Size Is a Marker of Intelligence

    Credit: Erik Von Weber Getty ImagesIt has been said that the eyes are the window to the soul, but new research suggests that they may be a w…

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The Vaccine Rollout Is Changing How We Think about Prescription Meds

    Credit: Getty ImagesAmericas successful COVID vaccine rollout is having profound short-term effects, leading more cities and states to reduc…

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Injection of Light-Sensitive Proteins Restores Blind Man’s Vision

    Credit: Carmelo Geraci Getty ImagesAfter 40 years of blindness, a 58-year-old man can once again see images and moving objects, thanks to an…

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Our Memory Is Even Better Than Experts Thought

    Credit: Klaus Vedfelt Getty ImagesWeve all felt the fog come over us when we mistake someones name right after being introduced, fail to rem…

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You Don’t Have to Start Young to Be a Great Musician

    Credit: Vladimir Vladimirov Getty ImagesWolfgang Amadeus Mozart began his musical training at the tender age of three. By age five, he had a…

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COVID Has Put the World at Risk of Prolonged Grief Disorder

    Credit: Fred De Noyelle Getty ImagesThe deaths of more than 586,000 people in the U.S. from COVID since the spring of 2020 have left many mi…

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The Pandemic’s Next Effect: A Giant Wave of Disabling Grief

    Credit: Fred De Noyelle Getty ImagesThe deaths of more than 586,000 people in the U.S. from COVID since the spring of 2020 have left many mi…

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To the Brain, a Tool Is Just a Tool, Not a Hand Extension

    Person supports a coffee cup with a third thumb while stirring a spoon with other fingers. The device was examined in a study that is part o…

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The Cause of America’s Post-Truth Predicament

    Credit: Chip Somodevilla Getty ImagesIn the hours after our new president was sworn in on January 20, an online discussion channel followed …

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Autism and the Social Mind

    Credit: Jesper Klausen Getty ImagesSince the modern era of research on autism began in the 1980s, questions about social cognition and socia…

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As Its Longest War Comes to an End, the U.S. Should Seek to End All Wars

    An Afghan soldier stands guard while U.S. troops investigate an abandoned house in Kandahar province. Credit: Behrouz Mehri Getty ImagesMost…

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Genetic Therapies for Brain Diseases

    Evie Lewis with her parents, Elliot and Janell. Evie receives a dose of a genetic therapy every few months to treat spinal muscular atrophy.…

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New Brain Implant Turns Visualized Letters into Text

    All-thumbs texting has a new competitor. Credit: Sam Thomas Getty ImagesWhen we move, sense or speakor do just about anythingour brain gener…

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How Each of Us Can Prepare for the Next Pandemic

    Credit: Oleksandr Shcherban Getty ImagesThe COVID pandemic has killed more than half a million people in the United States and caused the gr…

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Sensors Save Lung Transplant Patients from Organ Failure

    Although surgeons already have methods to examine donor lungs for biomarkers linked to primary graft dysfunction, these techniques require s…

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