January 11, 2009 /
This Gateway provides compelling material related to the role of women in society and the impact of industrialization and international development on women, children, and families.
Still from video. Image by Jason Motlagh. Philippines, 2016.
December 9, 2016 / AJ+
Jason Motlagh
Thousands of people have been dragged from their homes and executed on the streets since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a new war on drugs. AJ+ follows photographers on the murder beat...
Sunset in Bogota. Image by Dara Mohammadi. Colombia, 2016.
December 6, 2016 /
Dara Mohammadi
Pulitzer Center grantee Dara Mohammadi traveled to Colombia to write about Huntington's Disease, an as-yet untreatable genetic disorder.
Martin Preuss Centre at Bwaila Hospital in Lilongwe. Image by Jen Stephens. Malawi, 2016.
December 6, 2016 / Untold Stories
Jennifer Stephens
Young people born with HIV in Malawi now confront their adolescent years with the support of teen clinics and clubs.
The Q-ray bracelet. Graphic courtesy Undark. 2016.
December 5, 2016 / Undark
Erik Vance
Author Erik Vance looks at placebos through one stunningly brash yet telling example of modern snake oil. How one company harnessed the placebo effect to sell bracelets and later paid the price.
Pills in production. Image by Fabio Hofnik. 2009.
December 2, 2016 / The Washington Post
Erik Vance
Identifying people who respond to placebos could make clinical trials much more efficient.
Erik Vance participates in an experiment in a hypnosis laboratory. Image by Liz Neeley. Seattle, WA, 2016.
November 29, 2016 / This Week in Science
Erik Vance
Pulitzer Center grantee Erik Vance talks with the hosts of This Week In Science.
November 29, 2016
The following 5E lesson plan for 4th - 8th grade students explores the concept of suggestibility through taste tests and discussion. Students will learn about the role suggestibility plays in various...
At the University of Florida, Parkinson’s disease patient Russell Price undergoes surgery to implant a deep brain stimulation (DBS) lead that will deliver electrical impulses to motion-controlling parts of his brain, treatment which has been shown to provide substantial relief from symptoms in appropriately selected patients. Additional improvement in some patients may also derive from the mere expectation that the procedure will help—the so-called placebo effect. “It’s not a magical thing,” says neurologis
November 29, 2016
Tom Hundley
This week: the brain's power to heal, Trump's impact on both sides of the Mexican boarder, and teen-aged girls who turn to jihadist radicalization.
Aerial view of Mexico City and the World Trade Center Mexico City. Image by Isabel Izek. Mexico, 2016
November 28, 2016 / Untold Stories
Isabel Izek
Large investments in Mexico’s healthcare system have yet to reap benefits. What are the barriers that hospitals funded by the federal government face?
At the University of Florida, Parkinson’s disease patient Russell Price undergoes surgery to implant a deep brain stimulation (DBS) lead
November 23, 2016 / National Geographic
Erik Vance
Science is showing that how you feel isn’t just about what you eat, or do, or think. It’s about what you believe.
November 22, 2016
Tom Hundley
This week: lung cancer patients travel to Cuba for a promising vaccine, South Africa is challenges the stigma attached to HIV/AIDS, climate change in Greenland is causing drought for farmers.
Elwood Friday. St. Phillips Indian Residential School (1951–1953): “I’ve never told anyone what went on there. It’s shameful. I am ashamed. I’ll never tell anyone, and I’ve done everything to try to forget.” Image by Daniella Zalcman. Canada, 2015.
November 21, 2016 / BuzzFeed
Daniella Zalcman
BuzzFeed interviews Daniella about her new book, Signs of Your Identity.