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How to Unlearn a Disease

Medicine’s latest cure is forgetting you’re sick.

Yes, You Can Catch Insanity

A controversial disease revives the debate about the immune system and mental illness.

What a 9,000-Year-Old Spruce Tree Taught Me

How photographing the world’s oldest living things pushed me outside the boundaries of science.

Did Grief Give Him Parkinson’s?

These identical twins led virtually identical lives—with one tragic exception.

Take Light, Not Drugs

How light therapy can treat disorders from depression to Alzheimer’s disease.

A Deadly Virus Is Arrested in the Middle East

Halting a MERS pandemic may hold lessons for the Ebola crisis—until the next outbreak.

At Death’s Door, He Was Put on Ice

How a new technology is resurrecting patients from what was once certain death.