July 12, 2011 Biology Medicine--and its outcomes and costs--are often based on averages. But a number of scientists and doctors are devising ways to make the calculus of "effectiveness" more personal Katherine Harmon February 16, 2012 Health A tiny chip implanted under the skin can dole out dozens of doses of osteoporosis medication right on schedule Katherine Harmon March 15, 2012 Evolution Genetic traces similar to those in vertebrate brains have been found in lowly worms, but not all scientists are convinced that complex brains were already in the works more than 500 million years ago... Katherine Harmon April 5, 2012 Biology The parasite that causes malaria is becoming immune to artemisinin, the most effective drug. Pinpointing the resistance genes could offer a way to beat back the disease Katherine Harmon March 17, 2011 Biology As Japan attempts to cool overheating nuclear fuel with seawater, experts worry that the damaged spent-fuel pools pose the greatest threat Katherine Harmon May 5, 2011 Space & Physics Bring Science Home: Activity 4 Katherine Harmon May 19, 2011 Space & Physics Bring Science Home: Activity 14 Katherine Harmon May 27, 2011 Chemistry Bring Science Home: Activity 20 Katherine Harmon January 7, 2012 Fitness An expert on Lou Gehrig's disease explains what we know about this debilitating condition and how Hawking has beaten the odds Katherine Harmon July 23, 2010 Public Health Some might like it hot, but extreme heat can overpower the human body. An expert from the CDC explains how heat kills and why fans are worthless in the face of truly high temperatures Katherine Harmon April 3, 2020 Public Health Scientists across the globe have been cut off from sites and experimental resources—or stranded abroad Katherine Harmon Courage May 16, 2011 Space & Physics Bring Science Home: Activity 11 Katherine Harmon May 8, 2009 The Sciences From stem cells to the circadian cycle, the science behind new high-tech anti-aging research Katherine Harmon October 25, 2010 Biology More than nine months after the country's devastating earthquake, a cholera epidemic has sickened thousands. Why does this infectious disease persist? David Sack, a professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, explains... Katherine Harmon September 7, 2012 Biology With the Yosemite tourists having died from this normally high-altitude illness, we spoke with an infectious disease expert to see if hantavirus could spread to other areas of the country... Katherine Harmon June 17, 2010 Mind & Brain Two new studies show how spatial parts of the brain are already functioning in infancy, revealing that not everything we understand about our surroundings is learned Katherine Harmon July 30, 2010 Biology A rush of new research has found evidence that some RNA viruses made their way into vertebrate genomes millions of years ago Katherine Harmon August 11, 2010 Health A slight daily mean temperature decline can increase the number of heart attacks for up to a month, new research shows Katherine Harmon October 14, 2010 Evolution Asexual reproduction is efficient and reliable in many small organisms, so why will some suddenly decide to mate? A rare lab experiment sheds light on the forces that drive the switch to sex... Katherine Harmon December 17, 2010 Evolution The field of "culturomics" promises humanities researchers a robust quantitative tool to analyze cultural trends back to the 1500s Katherine Harmon Support Science Journalism
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