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An illustration of a tardigrade, which is capable of withstanding dehydration and cosmic radiation.

The master of survival

Could an extremophile hold the secret to redefining the treatment of devastating injuries?

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ZIP code or genetic code?

Researchers tap massive database to determine the effects of genes and environment in 560 common conditions

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Paola Arlotta.

Rewinding the brain

In the glimpse of the past provided by organoids, Paola Arlotta sees a chance to shape the future of how we fight neurological disease

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A fentanyl user holds a needle.

A nation nearer to the grave

Another decline in U.S. life expectancy signals urgent need for more comprehensive strategy against opioids, suicide, specialist says

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Massive plume from the Camp Fire wafts over the Sacramento Valley.

Breathing uneasily

As California fights devastating Camp Fire, Harvard’s Joe Allen explains when and where smoke threatens health

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