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Why You Probably Don’t Need to Worry About Getting Cancer

Most people don't need to worry about getting cancer because the body has multiple robust mechanisms to protect us against that disease.
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Why Dogs Aren’t Schizophrenic

Dogs suffer from almost every psychiatric disorder that afflicts humans—all except one: schizophrenia. Why is that?

There’s Still So Much We Don’t Know About Health Tech

We are already seeing benefits as well as downsides of new medical technology such as A.I, IoT, and CRISPR, but there is still so much we don't know.
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Why It’s Hard to Change Your Worst Instincts

Epigenetic modifications and brain plasticity allow us to modify our behaviors throughout our lifetimes.

How Science Shed Light on the Fate of a Fatal Mutation

When Sonia Vallabh learned she had a lethal mutation, she and her husband became scientists and helped shine light on the fate of fatal mutations.
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3 Key Factors to Reducing the Severity of the Mental Health...

Mental health is a global health crisis, but there are 3 key ways to tackle this, according to Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD, Harvard Medical School faculty of psychiatry.

Are We Programmed to Be Violent?

Violence is deeply rooted in our genes, but the good news is that we have the tools to overcome our genetic imperative—societal order, morals, ethics, and, if all fails, police and a judicial system.

6 Award Winning Visionaries of Participatory Research

The 6 winners of the GETy Awards demonstrate that an open source approach Is key to accelerating human health advances.
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Why Race Matters in Medicine [Video]

We have known for years that race matters in medicine; lack of diversity in biomed research is one of the problems. Esteban Burchard MD, MPH explains.
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6 Trends That Reimagine Mental Health and Psychiatry

Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD presented his vision in the talk, The Future of Psychiatry, and discussed six new trends that will shape the way mental health is assessed and treated.
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The Biologic Clock of Aging

What we have learned about the biologic clock of aging goes beyond satisfying the curiosity of how long we are destined to live.
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Technologies That Will Disrupt Healthcare in the Next 5 to 10...

Innovative technologies in diagnosis, treatment, and care delivery will disrupt healthcare within the next 5-10 years.