B. David Zarley
B. David Zarley is a senior staff writer for Freethink, where he covers health and medicine, including infectious disease, psychedelic research, mental health, and the brain. A graduate of SUNY Fredonia, his work has also appeared in The Atlantic, The Verge, Jezebel, Frieze, Sports Illustrated, VICE, Paste Magazine, and numerous other publications. He lives in Chicago and can be reached via Signal by request. Send him story ideas!
Recent Work by Author
Google and Harvard have released the most detailed map yet, called a connectome, of a section of the human brain.
After a record-low flu season, an entire clade of flu may be gone. If so, making vaccines may have become easier.
Faced with stubborn, literal stains of the family’s violent past, the Medici Chapel has used bacteria to clean Michelangelos.
The FDA has approved the first new Alzheimer’s drug in decades, but the decision brings not only hope, but controversy.
While looking for drugs to potentially fight Alzheimer’s, a high school researcher's AI did “comically” bad, until he thought of it as a search engine.
Cases of Valley fever, a fungal infection, have risen dramatically over the decade. Researchers hope a dog vaccine may lead to one for humans.
A novel drug designed like ibogaine but without the ibogaine trip or toxicity has corrected the effects of stress in mice.
Research out of the University of Pennsylvania suggests imagining the future is a two-brain region job.
Researchers have developed a light-shrinking slide coating that allows light microscopes to image in “super-resolution.”