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Organoids are helping scientists study the coronavirus

Close up of purple gloved fingers holding up a small test tube of clear liquid of brain organoids.
Close up of purple gloved fingers holding up a small test tube of clear liquid of brain organoids.
A test tube containing brain organoids. Photo: Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, Johns Hopkins University


Science has come a long way since I first held a brain in my hand

A woman with her eyes closed, only her eyes are lit on her face. There is a pink circle graphic behind her head.
A woman with her eyes closed, only her eyes are lit on her face. There is a pink circle graphic behind her head.
Photo: Alpgiray Kelem/Getty Images


Unconscious monkeys zapped in one area of the brain suddenly woke up

Image: John Greim/Getty Images


The so-called organoids could shed light on how autism and schizophrenia develop

Human forebrain organoids in a cell culture dish. Credit: Pasca Lab, Stanford University


How gaming could help treat many of the worst symptoms of old age

Illustration: Saiman Chow


Personalized shockwaves can be an alternative to medication

Illustration: Keith Rankin


The internet is changing the way we remember facts — and not necessarily for the worse

Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash


Illustrations by Lilly Padula

Despite technical breakthroughs like Elon Musk’s Neuralink, scientists still have no reliable model of how the brain actually works


Future Human

China’s first internet titan is throwing billions at the mysteries of our gray matter

Chen Tianqiao, pictured in 2015. Credit: Comms88 via Wikimedia/CC BY-SA 4.0


Future Human

For patients like me, an unexpected way to help treatment-resistant conditions

Illustration: Sam Taylor

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