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Harvard lets human minds control rats, private rodent armies remain distant (video)

Sure, we've seen rats control other rats, but that won't give us a legion of mind-controlled creatures to unleash upon an innocent public, will it? Harvard Medical School may unwittingly assist with solving our (rather misguided) plight, as it just experimented with a system that lets a human mind Full story

Intense acupuncture may improve Bell's palsy

New York (Reuters Health) - Patients with facial paralysis saw greater improvements in function after a more intensive form of acupuncture in a new study from China that compared the treatment to standard acupuncture. Full story

Sleep deprivation costs companies billions

   According to a study from Harvard Medical School, poor job performance sparked by insomnia costs the economy $63 billion. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

Today on The Cycle: How to get a better diagnosis

Leana Wen, M.D., joins the conversation to discuss her 8 pillars to a better diagnosis. Full story

How to Save $2 Trillion

   Dr. David Blumenthal, Obama health care expert and Harvard Medical School professor, shares his plan to overhaul the U.S. health care system, which would save $2 trillion, he says.

Get into the spirituality of the holidays

   Author and spiritual guide Deepak Chopra joins the table to talk to The Cycle about simple steps to being happy at the holidays and living in the spirit of the holiday season.

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  Insomnia Costing Americans

CNBC's Herb Greenberg discusses a Harvard Medical School's study on how lack of sleep may turn into costing money for the average American worker from lost productivity.

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Harvard professor and scientist Church looks on during his interview with Reuters reporters about cloning, in his office at Harvard Medical School in Boston
Harvard professor and scientist Church looks on during his interview with Reuters reporters about cloning, in his office at Harvard Medical School in Boston

Harvard geneticist George Church looks on during his interview with Reuters reporters about cloning, in his office at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts January 23, 2013. After spending the weekend reading blog posts claiming that he was seeking an "extremely adventurous female human" t

Harvard professor and scientist Church poses for a portrait inside his lab at Harvard Medical School in Boston
Harvard professor and scientist Church poses for a portrait inside his lab at Harvard Medical School in Boston

Harvard geneticist George Church poses for a portrait inside his lab at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts January 23, 2013. After spending the weekend reading blog posts claiming that he was seeking an "extremely adventurous female human" to bear a cloned Neanderthal baby - which was

Harvard geneticist Church poses for a portrait inside his lab at Harvard Medical School in Boston
Harvard geneticist Church poses for a portrait inside his lab at Harvard Medical School in Boston

Harvard geneticist George Church poses for a portrait inside his lab at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts January 23, 2013. After spending the weekend reading blog posts claiming that he was seeking an "extremely adventurous female human" to bear a cloned Neanderthal baby - which was n