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Space Between the Ears


Our author, former chief scientists for the NASA Human Research Program and a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, lays out how spaceflight relates to brain function, cognitive performance, and mental abilities

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April 15, 2021


Mark Shelhamer’s Top Ten Spaceflight Favs


We asked Mark Shelhamer, former chief scientist for the NASA Human Research Program and author of our Spring issue’s article on the brain effects of space travel, for some of his favorite media on the topic.

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Eye of the Needle


A retired patient visits our author, who is professor of ophthalmology and neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, for help with his failing vision and learns why but a single treatment option exists for macular degeneration, a condition that affects 200 million people worldwide.

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Losing Face


Experts weigh in on the impact mask-wearing may have on children’s education, mental health, and brain development

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Podcast with Mark Shelhamer, Author of Space Between the Ears


Mark Shelhamer, former chief scientist for the NASA Human Research Program, examines what spaceflight can teach us about cognitive performance and mental abilities.

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The Brain and Covid: Strides and Speculations


One year on, science has discovered much about the effects on the brain, but there is still much to learn

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Between Thought and Expression


Greg Dunn was on his way to a Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania when he realized that bringing the brain’s beauty to life was a more suitable role for him than lab work.

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Podcast with Peter Campochiaro, Author of Eye of the Needle


Peter Campochiaro, M.D., a clinician and professor of ophthalmology and neuroscience, talks about about strategies to treat macular degeneration, a condition that affects 200 million people worldwide.

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Following Your Instincts


Reading about Covid-19, while ill with the virus herself, child psychiatrist Angela Reierson thought back to a former study, and identified a drug that could potentially reduce hospitalizations and death due to Covid. A Clinical Corner column

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Big Data, Big Concerns


The chief risk in sharing data is that, if it escapes from the research realm or falls into the wrong hands, it can harm the individual whose data has been shared.

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