Miriam Fauzia is a mind and body writer at Inverse reporting on health, science, and the occasional innovation.
Prior to Inverse, she was an innovation reporter at The Daily Beast and a fact check reporter at USA Today. Her work has also appeared in Popular Mechanics, Motherboard, BuzzFeed News, WIRED Middle East, Ars Technica, New Scientist, and The New York Times. She holds two master’s degrees, one in journalism from Boston University and another in immunology from the University of Oxford.
When not poring over a research paper, Miriam is voraciously consuming all the sci-fi/fantasy lit she can get her hands on, and writing her own magnum opus on the side.
You can follow her on Twitter @so_dendritic.
Chinstrap Penguins’ Bizarre Sleep Routine Upends Our Understanding Of Rest
Four-second “naps” are just the beginning of one of the most perplexing sleep schedules in the animal kingdom.
Microbiome Study May Have Finally Solved An Enduring Mystery In Gynecology
It’s all about the sugars.
These 7 Lifestyle Changes May Slash Lifetime Cancer Risk, Study Reveals
Healthy vibes only.
Can This Bizarre, Unlikely Treatment Finally Reverse Smell Loss From Covid-19?
It’s unclear why stellate ganglion block works, but it is helping some people with long Covid regain their sense of smell.
Using ADHD Meds Long-Term May Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease, New Study Suggests
But don’t ditch your prescriptions just yet.
Key Mechanism Uncovered In Gut Bacteria Could Help Solve Constipation
Constipation begone with this crucial set of microbial genes.
A CRISPR Gene Therapy Was Just Approved In The UK — That's a Really Big Deal For Medicine
Casgevy is the world’s first gene-editing therapy for sickle cell anemia and beta thalassemia.
New Anti-aging Molecule May Work By Keeping the Cell's "Powerhouse" Healthy
Scientists are focusing on the microscopic powerhouses energizing our cells.
Study Finds a "Hierarchy" of Physical Activities Healthier Than Sitting — Sleeping is One
Moderate-vigorous activity and even lighter intensity, like sleeping, benefit the heart.
Goodbye Statins? New Single-Treatment Gene Editing Therapy Slashes High Cholesterol
This is a small clinical trial, but the promising new therapy could provide relief for millions.
How Much Sleep Do You Need When You Are Sick? A Lot More Than You Think
When we’re sick, all we want to do is sleep. But it is far easier said than done.
Surgeons Perform First-Ever Whole Eye and Partial Facial Transplant
It’s a revolutionary new step in the field of transplant medicine.
Birth Control Pills May Influence Brain Areas Involved in Fear Regulation
This connection may offer insight into who may be more at risk for mental health issues while on the pill.
Scientists Put Rats in Virtual Reality And Found They Are Capable of Imagination
Rats could hold their thoughts as long as we do — on the scale of seconds — when we revert to the inner world of our minds.
New Genetic Study Reveals Sea Stars Are Just A Bunch of Heads Smushed Together
How this iconic animal got its shape has been an ongoing mystery for biologists.
Brain "Fingerprinting" Reveals The Moment Consciousness Alters During A Psychedelic Trip
Everyone has their own unique psychedelic trips. Researchers are mapping them out to uncover unique brain “fingerprints.”
People Are Using ChatGPT for Nutrition Advice — The Results Are Dangerous
The chatbot’s catch-22 is that its information is only as good as the data it was trained on.
Personalized Deep Brain Stimulation Device May Offer Relief for Severe OCD
Some cases of OCD are notoriously difficult to treat. Responsive deep brain stimulation may help.
A Novel Study Reveals A Strong Correlation Between The Menstrual Cycle And Brain Changes
New research is fleshing out how this hormonal dance may be quietly shaping the brain.
Neuroscientists Created A New Brain Stimulation Technique That May Speed Up Learning
Transcranial temporal interference brain stimulation successfully improved motor learning, especially in older adults.