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THC Could Help Women With Endometriosis
thc for endometriosis
Future of Medicine
THC Could Help Women With Endometriosis
Hundreds of thousands of women suffer with endometriosis, a disorder that causes painful tissue growth outside of the uterus. Pending clinical trials around THC may finally spell relief.
By Sarah Wells
January 23, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of women suffer with endometriosis, a disorder that causes painful tissue growth outside of the uterus. Pending clinical trials around THC may finally spell relief.

Exploring the Brain
Do Bigger Brains Have Better Memories?
Do Bigger Brains Have Better Memories?
Exploring the Brain
Do Bigger Brains Have Better Memories?
Scientists may be one step closer to putting the age-old question to rest on whether brain size impacts cognitive function.
By Sarah Wells
January 22, 2020

Scientists may be one step closer to putting the age-old question to rest on whether brain size impacts cognitive function.

Environment
The Robot Racing to Study Antarctica’s Massive Ice Melt
The Robot Racing to Study Antarctica’s Massive Ice Melt
Environment
The Robot Racing to Study Antarctica’s Massive Ice Melt
Icefin, a semi-autonomous research vessel, is on a mission to search for clues about one of the continent’s fastest melting glaciers, the Thwaites Glacier.
By Sarah Wells
January 20, 2020

Icefin, a semi-autonomous research vessel, is on a mission to search for clues about one of the continent’s fastest melting glaciers, the Thwaites Glacier.

The Edge
The Strange Science of Sports Recovery with Christie Aschwanden
The Strange Science of Sports Recovery with Christie Aschwanden
The Edge
The Strange Science of Sports Recovery with Christie Aschwanden
From infrared pajamas to cryo chambers, athletes swear recovery methods give them an edge on the playing field. But what does science have to say about it?
January 19, 2020

From infrared pajamas to cryo chambers, athletes swear recovery methods give them an edge on the playing field. But what does science have to say about it?

Future of Medicine
CRISPR May Unlock Targeted Cannabis Therapy
medicinal cannabis research
Future of Medicine
CRISPR May Unlock Targeted Cannabis Therapy
New medicinal cannabis research shows potential for personalized drug therapy, without the side effects.
By Caroline Delbert
January 18, 2020

New medicinal cannabis research shows potential for personalized drug therapy, without the side effects.

Dope Science
Psychedelic Mushrooms Explained
Psychedelic Mushrooms Explained
Dope Science
Psychedelic Mushrooms Explained
Psychedelic mushrooms, AKA magic mushrooms or psilocybin mushrooms, are currently being researched as a treatment for depression, addiction, and more.
January 15, 2020

Psychedelic mushrooms, AKA magic mushrooms or psilocybin mushrooms, are currently being researched as a treatment for depression, addiction, and more.

Future of Medicine
Does Playing Sports Quiet the Brain?
Does Playing Sports Quiet the Brain?
Future of Medicine
Does Playing Sports Quiet the Brain?
Athletes across many sports have something in common - they can more easily “quiet” their brain to focus on what’s really going on.
By Caroline Delbert
January 15, 2020

Athletes across many sports have something in common - they can more easily “quiet” their brain to focus on what’s really going on.

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Dope Science
Dope Science
Dope Science
Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing. We're exploring what this paradigm shift could mean for our health and well-being.

Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing. We're exploring what this paradigm shift could mean for our health and well-being.

The Edge
The Edge
The Edge
Can athletes' desire for gaining a competitive edge push the future of medicine further for everyone? Learn about these latest technologies and the athletes putting them to the test in our latest series, The Edge.

Can athletes' desire for gaining a competitive edge push the future of medicine further for everyone? Learn about these latest technologies and the athletes putting them to the test in our latest series, The Edge.