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Greg Phillpotts (not pictured) thought he had a chronic runny nose, but it was really a cerebrospinal fluid leak.

A man thought he had a runny nose for 5 years, but then doctors discovered his brain was leaking

A North Carolina man experienced a chronic runny nose for five years, until doctors discover he actually had a brain leak.

A superstar ex-Facebook and Google exec is trying to upend a $24 billion industry with devices that spot disease sooner — and she’s alread...

A brush with death inspired ex-Facebook and Google executive Mary Lou Jepsen to embark on her latest initiative at a San Francisco-based startup called Openwater.

Evidence is mounting that psychedelic drugs can help treat diseases. Here are the most promising uses

There's been a resurgence of interest in psychedelic drugs' potential to treat conditions like depression. Research is beginning to lead to new treatments.

The Silicon Valley startup behind bottled human ‘superfuel’ is launching an updated line of ‘smart drugs’

A Silicon Valley startup known for chewable coffee and human '"superfuel" is updating its product lineup with fresh ingredients informed by scientific research. HVMN says their new line of so-called "smart drugs" — pills to help with focus, energy, and sleep — is designed with athletes in mind.

Most rehabs don’t offer a science-backed treatment for drug addiction. A new initiative aims to change that.

There's a science-backed treatment for drug addiction that works, researchers say, but it's nearly impossible to get. A new program focused on residential treatment centers looks at whether providers meet a commonly-used rubric for grading addiction treatment.

Facebook’s secretive hardware group made an armband that lets you ‘hear’ through your skin. It’s a key part of the companyR...

Researchers from Facebook's clandestine Building 8 — which aims to create the world's first brain-machine interfaces — created an armband that transforms words into understandable vibrations.

A team of Johns Hopkins researchers is calling for magic mushrooms to be made legally available as medicine

A group of scientists from Johns Hopkins University recently published an article in which they concluded that psilocybin, the active component of the psychedelic drug magic mushrooms, has a low risk of harm and should be legally available as medicine.
It's cross training for the brain.

I’m a neurosurgeon, and the habit that completely changed my life can help improve anyone’s mind

Reading can provide you with new knowledge — but it can also help your brain functions. Scans and studies show that certain connectivity in the brain improves after reading. Dr. Mark McLaughlin says he knows this from not only the studies, but experience.

A new biotech company has raised $25 million to help unleash a ‘virgin market’ of psychedelic research

A new biotech company has raised $25 million to finance research on the effects of psychedelics like magic mushrooms on depression. Called Atai Life Sciences, the company is a leading investor in a Peter Thiel-backed company called Compass Pathways.
Coffee has a real impact on your brain.

10 surprising things caffeine does to your body and mind

Chances are you drink coffee at least once a day. But you probably don't know what that cup of coffee is doing to your brain. From memory performance to the risk of age-related cognitive decline, here's what you need to know about coffee and your brain.