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Neuroscientists at the Allen Institute and the University of North Carolina are working to crack the biology of reward and addiction. Hear about their...
Neuroscientist Z Yan Wang investigated how social isolation impacted young bumblebees, and it looks like they grow up to be a little ‘socially...
Can we put a number on human consciousness?
Scientists have known for centuries that the brain is the seat of human thought, but we’re still in the dark about how it works.
In the early '80s, Linda Sloate was a 30-year old mom raising three little kids when she became one of an estimated 20 million people worldwide living...
When neuroscientist Christina Kim published an important research study, her close friend, novelist Yaa Gyasi, wanted to understand more about her...
Aldan Beaubien was in high school when a smorgasbord of bagels, cream cheese and apple juice left him in agony. Months later, doctors diagnosed him...
The SCAN study launched to track Covid-19 in the Seattle area led by Allen Discovery Center leader Dr. Jay Shendure
When the first COVID-19 cases began arriving at hospitals int he U.S., doctors nicknamed the illness "The Beast" because of the way it attacked the...
What if there were a face mask that could tell you you’re infected with coronavirus before you ever show symptoms?
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