Social Media, AI, and the Battle for Your Brain
Proto.life interviews law professor and ethicist Nita Farahany and techno-humanist Aza Raskin at the BrainMind Summit.
Can Psychedelics Slow Dementia?
The link between dementia and neuroplasticity inspires researchers to test psychedelics as a potential treatment for cognitive impairment.
Why do so many people in industrialized Western societies have unhealthy microbiomes that lack diversity?
The Urgent Problem of Regulating AI in Medicine
How should medical AI be regulated, and who is responsible when deadly mistakes occur?
The Rise of “Wet” Artificial Intelligence
Combining AI with traditional wet lab work creates a virtuous circle from lab to data and back to the lab.
No Catastrophe Too Small
The emerging field of disaster microbiology builds on the fact that human health is inherently interconnected with animals, plants, microbes, and the environment—for better or worse.
Sweet-Tasting Proteins Could Be the Cure for Your Diet Soda Habit
But consumers are haunted by the ghosts of zero-calorie sweeteners past.
Renee Wegrzyn Plans to Level Up U.S. Health with ARPA-H
As head of the government’s new federal agency, she’s attacking a wide range of problems from the molecular to the societal.
Let’s Eradicate Polio This Winter
It feels like we’ve been here before. Here’s why it’s different this time.
Can Fitness Be Virtual Reality’s Long Awaited Killer App?
VR workout apps like Supernatural are inviting an older, more gender-balanced audience to join the virtual world.
Breathwork Is Booming
As more people seek help for their mental health, simple techniques that link mind and body are powerful alternatives to traditional talk therapy.
What Does Venture Capital Have Against Femtech?
Tech companies building products that focus on women’s health still struggle to attract VC funding.
Scientists have created an organism that defies the rules of biology by using nonstandard amino acids. And you probably have some questions.
Old People Are Hot Now
First lifespan, then healthspan, but from now on, thanks to our writer, we’ll also be tracking hotspan. You read it here first.