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Recent features:

Reading an anguished brain - Science magazine

Can brain scans help personalize treatment for people who are depressed or suicidal?

Listening to ketamine - Knowable Magazine

Finalist for 2019 Ozzie award

The fast-acting drug offers a new way to treat depression and fathom its origins. Recent approval of a nasal spray promises to expand access, but much remains unknown about long-term use and the potential for abuse.

Palliative care may save money and ease suffering - The Washington Post

Gordon Surber and Mark Hailey have the same terminal lung disease. Brothers-in-law, they live next door to one another on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation in rural Northern California. But they live in different worlds when it comes to health care.

The pain of exile - Science

Surviving genocide: How Yezidi communities are coping with forced exile.

Winner of the 2018 National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Communications Award

Lessons in resilience - Science

In Jordan, researchers put a so-called “resilience intervention” for war-affected Syrian and Jordanian teenagers to the test.

A new drug war - Science

Researchers race to understand a rapidly expanding array of substances that mimic or increase the effects of illegal drugs, yet slip past law enforcement because their formulas are tweaked just enough to skirt existing regulations..

The polluted brain - Science

The microscopic particles sifting from freeways and power plants don't just harm your heart and lungs. They may also attack your brain.

A shot at migraines - Science

The FDA just approved the first antibody drug to prevent migraines. The story of its discovery — and its limitations.

Can disparities be deadly? - Science

Controversial research explores whether living in an unequal society can make people sick.

Can Down Syndrome be treated? - Science

People with Down syndrome are signing up for trials of several drugs aimed at helping their cognitive impairment, even as researchers explore more radical ideas to "cure" the genetic disorder.

Short-circuiting depression - Science

Experimental deep brain stimulation surgeries for depression are giving old theories about the disorder a jolt.

Alarm over autism test - Science

A hypothesis that maternal antibodies can impair fetal brains stirred plenty of doubts—and that was before a researcher set out to turn it into a test for predicting autism.

The brain's identity crisis - Science

Neuronal classification of cells throughout the brain and the overall nervous system is one of the oldest and most controversial problems in neuroscience. Some see the quest to categorize as a fool's errand.

The taste of things to come

Everything about the newborns was normal, except for their pungent aromas of fenugreek, curry, and cumin.

Other recent stories:

Your gut is directly connected to your brain, by a newly discovered neuron circuit - Science

The master of disguise of the ocean reveals its secrets - Smithsonian

How mastiffs became the world’s top dogs - Smithsonian

How horses lost their toes - Science News

Primitive signs of emotions spotted in sugar-buzzed bumblebees - Science News

Why migrants are especially vulnerable to injury and death on the job - Knowable

A long-overlooked brain region may be key to complex thought - Knowable

In adults, and now in teens, poor sleep is linked to cardiovascular risk - Knowable

Hacking the immune system - Knowable