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Why Some Handle Sleep Deprivation Better Than Others

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Stern's research uncovered a neural network in the brain that accounts for some people's ability to function well despite a lack of sleep.

J. Reid Meloy and Donald Carveth on The Mind of the Psychopath

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J. Reid Meloy, a clinical professor of psychology at the University of California discusses his research into the mind of the psychopath, based on his years of experience working with incarcerated killers and with the...

Authors@Google: Dr. John Ratey

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In Spark, John J. Ratey, M.D., embarks upon a fascinating and entertaining journey through the mind-body connection, presenting startling research to prove that exercise is truly our best defense against everything fr...

Can stem cells restore vision in retinal degeneration?

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Researchers are applying stem cell transplantation to problems of photoreceptor preservation and replacement. Such an approach holds promise in the setting of disabling conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and...

Doctors Orders: Dont Stay Alone in a Hospital

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If you're a hospital patient, advises surgeon Atul Gawande, make sure a family member is always with you.

What to Consider When Choosing Career in Medicine

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In Chapter 2 of 21, Shaheen Wirk discusses choices involved when considering medical school and a medical-based career. Wirk, a Duke University Medical School graduate, highlights how both job and career choice are ab...

Think Faster, Focus Better, and Remember More: Rewiring Our Brain to Stay Younger and Smarter

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Explore the brain's amazing ability to change throughout a person's life. This phenomenon—called neuroplasticty—is the science behind brain fitness, and it has been called one of the most extraordinary scientific disc...

Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, Exuberance, The Passion for Life

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Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, speaks about her book "Exuberance, The Passion for Life" at a conference on teacher wellness organized by the Johns Hopkins Cente...

Authors@google: Daphne Miller

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Dr. Daphne Miller undertook a worldwide quest to find diets that are both delicious and healthy. Written in a style reminiscent of Michael Pollan and Barbara Kingsolver, The Jungle Effect is filled with inspiring stor...

Dr. Norman Doidge on Neuroplasticity

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Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and best-selling author, Dr. Norman Doidge, on his book, "The Brain that Changes Itself", an examination of the most important breakthrough in neuroscience: the discovery of neuroplasticit...

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