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The experiment will be conducted on members of the world’s largest family afflicted with a genetic marker for the disease.
May 17, 2012, 7:26 PM PDT | By Laura Shin
How search engines could change the way researchers look for cancer markers.
May 17, 2012, 2:14 PM PDT | By Rose Eveleth
Using only her brain, a paralyzed woman can now control a robotic hand.
May 16, 2012, 10:39 AM PDT | By Rose Eveleth
Learn answers to common questions about necrotizing fasciitis, the infection that has taken Aimee Copeland’s leg and may claim her life.
May 16, 2012, 3:00 AM PDT | By Laura Shin
By rerouting the nerves coming into the spinal cord, surgeons have been able to give one man the ability to pinch again.
May 15, 2012, 7:04 AM PDT | By Rose Eveleth
Two new technologies show how we may someday control computers and appliances simply by gesturing with our hands.
May 15, 2012, 5:28 AM PDT | By Laura Shin
No more getting lost at the museum, thanks to some new iPhone technology.
May 15, 2012, 3:00 AM PDT | By Rose Eveleth
Exercise has long been shown to boost mental performance. But a new study shows that the exact cause lies in our muscles.
May 9, 2012, 8:38 PM PDT | By Laura Shin
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a plane… without a pilot?
May 9, 2012, 2:19 PM PDT | By Rose Eveleth
Addicted to Facebook? That may be because sharing with others activates the same kind of pleasure as having sex.
May 8, 2012, 9:27 PM PDT | By Laura Shin