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We're Taking You to Bellevue

Pulitzer Prize–winning N.Y.U. historian David Oshinsky, director of the Division of Medical Humanities at the N.Y.U. Langone Medical Center, talks about his latest book, Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital.  

January 17, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

Bat Chatter Is More Than a Cry in the Dark

Using algorithms developed for human speech recognition, researchers decoded which bats in an experimental colony were arguing with each other, and what they were arguing about. Christopher Intagliata reports.

January 14, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

Hair Cells Could Heal Skin Sans Scars

Hair follicles appear to be key in reprogramming other cells in the wound, restoring the original skin architecture, instead of simply scarring. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

January 6, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

How to Control Aging

A new book lays out the scientific case for lengthening your telomeres—and perhaps your life 

January 4, 2017 — Karen Weintraub and STAT

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