A generation before Helen Keller became famous, another deafblind student and her educator made a mark on history. Today, talented deafblind students continue to fascinate scientists and educators and help us learn more about the senses and the brain.
Using an arsenal of physical defenses and chemical weaponry plants try to repel their herbivorous enemies in a silent world war.
By the time a patient is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, seventy percent of the damage is already done. In an effort to understand the progression of the disease and diagnose it earlier, more and more scientists are moving their microscopes to the patient’s gut.
Millions of middle-aged women suffer from hypothyroidism. Methods for diagnosis and treatment are standardized in the field of mainstream endocrinology, but are they really working?
Once a savior to nurses and patients, excessive patient monitoring alarms in hospitals is leading to patient injuries and even deaths. Nurses and engineers are working together to reduce unnecessary alarms and improve patient care.
The best-laid plans of zookeepers go awry in a vine-wreathed cage at the Franklin Park Zoo, as a condor conflict unfolds. Can two birds bond to ensure the future of their species?
Some believe the Salem Witch Trials were set in motion by a hallucinogenic fungus in the villagers’ rye crop. But most historians beg to differ.
A Sci-Jo original video on the surprising metamorphosis of flounder and other flatfish, and how their distinctive eyes come to be.
Marijuana is becoming rapidly legalized for medicinal use across the United States. But when tight government regulations make it difficult to study, researchers are only beginning to grasp marijuana’s potential health benefits–and risks.
Jon Simon is Boston University’s Director of the Center for Global Health and Development. He witnesses the tragedy of poverty on every business trip, but finds motivation in his desire to improve children’s lives.