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In early 2020, researchers everywhere united, scrambling to address a singular, urgent problem: a virus that was devastating the world. How they work and collaborate might never again be the same—it might be better.
Thousands of years after humans discovered opioids, we’re just beginning to understand how these substances warp the brain and change behaviors.
In a better version of New York City, all kids would have access to inspiring science education. Jeanne Garbarino is the biochemist and science-outreach professional whose job is to make it happen.
Mosquitoes that can’t find us are mosquitoes that can’t infect us. Scientists are scouring the genome of Aedes aegypti to understand the essence of her blood-seeking behavior, and create repellents that actually work.
Bacteria don’t laugh, cry, or get angry. They have no emotions of their own. Yet Mucida suspects they have considerable influence in the human body, including sway over our thoughts and feelings.