Science & Medicine

Decoding the brain

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UChicago neuroscientists are working on technology to help paraplegics move robotic arms using their minds.

The statistical cell

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DNA is the blueprint of life—an maybe also its troubleshooting manual.

Mending the heart gender gap

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Cardiologist C. Noel Bairey Merz, AB’77, minds—and mends—the gender gap in women’s heart health.

Feel the learn

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Professor Sian Beilock explains how using the body helps students better learn science.

Open review

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When geneticist Yoav Gilad and a colleague detected errors in an influential study, Gilad took to Twitter with their finding.

Neural network

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Grossman Institute scholars explore—and begin to explain—the brain’s vast complexities.

Microbial me

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Scientists are discovering how microbes not only make us sick but also keep our bodies working.

Investigating the genes that make a woolly mammoth a woolly mammoth

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First detailed analysis of the woolly mammoth’s DNA reveals how it adapted to Arctic life.

What is dark energy?

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Dark energy is everywhere. It will determine the fate of our universe. And we still have no idea what it is.

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