Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or CRPS. Never heard of it? Me either, until I wrote a story about it. CRPS is a chronic pain condition that occurs following limb trauma, such a surgery or a fracture.
Learn more about the causes of and treatments for chronic low back pain in my feature article for Relief, a new site dedicated to helping the public better understand chronic pain. The most effective therapies...Read more
When 17-year-old Harry Paul walked on stage to claim one of the top prizes at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) last May, he was greeted with an especially loud burst of cheers and a...Read more
With every whiff you take as you walk by a bakery, a cloud of chemicals comes swirling up your nose. Identifying the smell as freshly baked bread is a complicated process. But, compared to the...Read more
In the most severe cases, macular degeneration slowly robs individuals of the ability to read, write, drive, and even recognize the faces of people around them. It's caused by a progressive loss of the part...Read more
Founded in 1887, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the heart of medical research in the United States and home to more than 5200 researchers. Every fall, it's also home to several Colgate University...Read more
Scientists haven't yet been able to figure out the function of many of the estimated two million different proteins in the human body. University of Pittsburgh's Nathan Clark has a new approach to solving this...Read more
Whoppers. Fibs. Half-truths. We all lie sometimes. By looking at how the brain functions during deception, researchers aim to learn more about the process of lying and, ultimately, how to detect it. To study deception...Read more
WELCOME TO CONVERSATIONAL SCIENCE!
After over a decade of research on schizophrenia and other brain diseases, I’m now using my Ph.D. in neuroscience as a freelance science writer to help dispel the myth that only people in lab coats and goggles can understand science. With a clear explanation and the right vocabulary, anyone can become fluent in conversational science.
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