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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.
23andMe Co-Founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki

The CEO of Silicon Valley DNA testing startup 23andMe shares the health product she hopes to sell next

23andMe CEO and founder Anne Wojcicki shared this week that she hoped the company would "bring back" a test designed to help you choose a specific kind of medication based on your DNA. "When we bring it back, we have a complete product," she said.

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.

Therapy in a pill: Breaking down the science behind the strange, surreal world of Netflix’s “Maniac”

Netflix's "Maniac" portrays a experimental pharmaceutical trial that tests whether a course of three pills can replace cognitive-behavioral therapy. Here's how the science in the show stacks up to clinical research today.

What ayahuasca — Silicon Valley’s latest drug of choice — does to your brain and body

Ayahuasca is a psychedelic compound like LSD that's been used for thousands of years and is now popular in Silicon Valley. Some use the substance in healing ceremonies as a way to help people get past ailments of the body and mind. Other ceremonies are meant to aid communication with spirits.
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.
Christine Blasey Ford at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on September 27, 2018.

Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony lines up with what we know about memories of sexual assault — here’s the science

Christine Blasey Ford told senators on Thursday that there's one sound she remembers above all else from an alleged attack by Judge Brett Kavanaugh in 1982. Research on traumatic memories shows us that sounds and feelings can be some of the most persistent memories of traumatic events.
Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee, September 27, 2018.

What happens to your brain and body after a traumatic experience like sexual assault, according to science

As Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee about an alleged 1982 attack by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, here's a look at what we know about how sexual trauma can affect the body and brain.