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The Neuroscience of Pain

Brain imaging is illuminating the neural patterns behind pain’s infinite variety.<p>On a foggy February morning in Oxford, England, I arrived at the John Radcliffe Hospital, a shiplike nineteen-seventies complex moored on a hill east of the city center, for the express purpose of being hurt. I had an …

Pain

Yotam Ottolenghi’s potato recipes

Forget the diet police: the potato is a hero ingredient to me<p>In the nursery rhyme One Potato, Two Potatoes, Three Potatoes, Four, the number of potatoes keeps going steadily up – which makes sense to me, because they are utterly delicious. But in the real world, sales of potatoes have been going …

Food

Border patrol can search your cell phone whenever they feel like it

Securing our digital lives might require offline solutions<p>Sidd Bikkannavar, it should be noted, is chill.<p>I’m not sure if it’s because he’s from Southern California—Bikkannavar was born in Pasadena—or because his side hobby, racing solar-powered vehicles, requires a certain amount of calm. Whatever …

Privacy

Why it’s so hard to figure out if acupuncture actually works

Should you stick a needle in it?<p>Does medicine have a bias against acupuncture?<p>That's the verdict of a paper (and an accompanying commentary) published earlier this week in <i>The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine</i>. While there’s still no medical consensus on acupuncture, and most …

Acupuncture

Involuntary consent: You might be the subject of a medical experiment and not even know it

In the long view, modern history is the story of increasing rights of control over your body—for instance, in matters of reproduction, sex, where you live, and whom you marry. Medical experimentation is supposed to be following the same historical trend—increasing rights of autonomy for those whose …

Medicine

A Book About Neuroscience’s Most Famous Patient Sparks Controversy

Luke Dittrich discusses his account of “Patient H.M.”—and responds to his critics.<p>At the age of seven, Henry Gustav Molaison was involved in an accident that left him with severe epilepsy. Twenty years later, a surgeon named William Scoville tried to cure him by removing parts of his brain. It …

Mental Disorders

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Weight Loss

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Mouse Study Shows How Exercise By-Product Protects Neurons from Trauma

Lactate, a waste product made in the brain and muscles after intense exercise, may protect neurons from damage following acute trauma such as stroke …

I had my DNA analyzed, and all I got was this lousy story

With too much to account for, direct-to-consumer genetics isn't ready for prime time.<p>It’s a situation many have faced before or will in the future: …

Mad cows, cannibalism and the shaking death

I made a brief appearance on HuffPostLive on Wednesday, to talk about kuru, a human form of mad cow disease' that is transmitted by eating infected nervous tissue. It was for a segment of the broadcast featuring cast members of We Are What We Are, a new film about a family of cannibals, one of whom …

Embryonic tissue acts like a liquid and a solid

Scientists have developed a model for studying tissue—specifically how it organizes into organs and layers during embryonic development.<p>Central to …

Pinball Journey Through the Human Body

Ho Yan (Howie) Tsui is a Canadian visual artist, born in Hong Kong (1978) and raised in Nigeria and Thunder Bay (Ontario). A recent winner of the $5,000 emerging artist award from the Council of the Arts in Ottawa, Howie was asked to create a new medical themed work for an exhibition on the …

Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books longlist announced

Do you like good science books? If so, then you are going love this: the Royal Society just announced the longlist for their 2013 Winton Prize for …

If a medical cure looks too good to be true, it probably is

If you want to know whether science works, look around you. Your mobile phone, your TV, your computer –they would have seemed like miracles only 50 …