Tara Thean

Tara Thean is a TIME contributor. She graduated from Princeton University with an A. B. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

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Gut Bugs: How They Make You Sick or Well

Most of the time, the bacteria that lives in our gut eases digestion and boosts our immunity, but gut bugs can be harmful too. Recent research looks at a potential link between gut bugs and two very different conditions: autism …

Checking In to the Hospital? We’ll Need to Scan Your Palm, Please

Instead of letting precious time tick away as patients fill out forms and scramble around for health insurance cards, a New York City hospital is speeding up patient identification through palm reading – not the fortune-telling kind, but the type that uses a scanner to trace the unique web of veins in individual palms.

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