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When we get a wound on our skin, the cells in our bodies quickly mobilize to repair it. While it has been known how cells heal wounds and how scars form, a team led by researchers from Washington University in St. Louis has determined for the first time how the process begins, which may …

After my eye accident, I thought a lot about blind spots.  It happened on a beautiful May afternoon, two weeks before the end of my junior year in college. During a game of pickup basketball, in a scuffle for a loose ball, a boy’s finger darted into my eye past the knuckle. His fingernail sheared …

Astronaut Terry Virts was trained to deal with cutting-edge technology and high-stress situations on his numerous space missions, but NASA failed to prepare him for his latest career challenge: sitting absolutely still for hours in a small studio in Los Angeles and baring his soul. “This is far more stressful,” he says, only half-joking. The two-day …