Body & Brain

  • Custom Organs, Printed to Order Replacing a failing kidney or scarred heart may soon require little more than a slurry of cells and a 3D printer. Learn more.

  • Nanoparticles for Neuroscience Nanoparticles’ unique properties could dramatically change the way we understand and treat the brain and its diseases. Discover how.

  • Engineering Extra Senses Cyberneticist Kevin Warwick is developing new ways for us to experience the world with more than just our five senses. Listen to the story.

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Books

  • The Youngest Science: Notes of a Medicine-Watcher

    by Lewis Thomas

  • How the Mind Works

    by Steven Pinker

  • Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

    by Atul Gawande

  • Doctors: The Biography of Medicine

    by Sherwin B. Nuland

  • Remaking Eden: How Genetic Engineering and Cloning Will Transform the American Family

    by Lee M. Silver

  • Merchants of Immortality: Chasing the Dream of Human Life

    by Stephen S. Hall

  • Polio: An American Story

    by David M. Oshinsky

  • Best of the Brain From Scientific American: Mind, Matter, and Tomorrow's Brain

    by Floyd Bloom, editor

  • The Society of Mind

    by Marvin Minsky

  • Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind

    by V.S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee

  • The Dreaming Brain

    by Allan Hobson

  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

    by Oliver Sacks

  • The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story

    by Richard Preston

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