January 2023

  • Illustration of immune cells being taught by a teacher in a classroom

    Your Body’s Disease Defenses

    Building and Boosting the Immune System

    Germs are constantly invading your body from the outside world. Learn how your body protects you and changes over your lifetime.
  • Illustration of a person’s hands holding two different pills that look the same

    The Powerful Placebo

    Helping the Brain Heal the Body

    Sometimes, when you expect a treatment to work, it will. Scientists are looking for ways to harness this effect for medical treatments.

Contributors to this issue: 

  • Vicki Contie
  • Brian Doctrow
  • Sharon Reynolds