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Investigating the structure and function of the nervous system and brain.

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Some people with brain damage, or by a quirk of fate, lack a very specific mental function.

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There are some things we wish we could remember better (e.g. exam answers) and embarrassing moments we would prefer to forget.

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Sleeping is one of mankind's most fundamental needs; our physical survival and mental wellbeing depends upon regular periods of rest.

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Inferring 'types' from external appearance has led science down some unfortunate roads.

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Examining how the images which featured in the latest Wellcome Images Awards were made.

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Once a symbol of wealth, now a danger to health.

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Finding genes involved in obesity helps us understand the complex biological systems that control weight.

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As developing countries struggle to reduce hunger, some are also facing the growing problem of obesity.

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How far should we go in tackling the 'obesity epidemic'?

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How should individuals and governments respond to the possibility of new outbreaks?

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If there is not enough medicine to go round, who should be first in line - and who should decide?

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A handful of Europeans conquered the Americas. Their most devastating weapon was one they did not even know existed.

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