Miriam Fauzia

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, and New Scientist. 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.


Is This Star-Trek-Inspired Device the Future Of Drug Delivery?

Trypanophobics rejoice.


Your Menstrual Cycle May Be Influencing Your Drinking Habits

Aunt Flo has been understudied for far too long.


High Fat and Sugar Foods May Rewire Your Brain — But You Can Reverse It

It keeps you going for more and more fatty, sugary goodness.


Did Raccoon Dogs Spread Covid-19? What the New Genetic Reports Really Tell Us

To know where we are going, it helps to know where we’ve been.


DNA Study Reveals When Tibetans Got their High-Altitude Super Gene

This family tree is pretty ancient.


This Science-Backed Method Optimizes Your Covid-19 Vaccine Response

Here’s your excuse to sleep in.

Reel Science

Did Ellie Need Surgery in 'Last of Us'? A Neurosurgeon Explains the Truth

The HBO hit has leaned heavily on science, but did the hospital scene make the cut?


A New Universal Covid-19 Vaccine Could Stop Future Variants in Their Tracks

Here's how it works.


Breastmilk Can Boost the Microbiomes of C-section Babies, New Research Shows

It seems breastmilk does a microbiome good, especially for cesarean-born babies.


Monty Python’s Silly Walk Turns Out to be A Ridiculously Good Exercise

Silly walking is extremely metabolic costly, enough to qualify it as “vigorous exercise.”


Early Research Suggests Intermittent Fasting May Protect Your Heart From Covid-19

A new study provides a snapshot of how time-restricted eating may protect you.


An Antibiotic-Resistant Stomach Bug is on the Rise — Should You Be Worried?

The CDC issued a warning about increased cases of antibiotic-resistant Shigella, which adds to the growing antibiotic resistance crisis.


Should You Sleep More During The Winter? A New Study Hints At The Answer

Why ‘hibernating’ during the winter might be good for your health.

Mind and Body

Another Person With HIV Was Cured — Here's How The Treatment Works

A bone marrow transplant isn't an option for everyone with HIV.


Is Bird Flu A Danger To Humans? Here’s What Scientists Know Right Now

Its jump from birds to mammals has experts worried about potential infections in humans.


This Pill Sensor Could Track Digestive Conditions In Never-Before-Seen Detail

All you have to do is swallow.

Mind and Body

A Promising Covid-19 Antiviral Cuts Hospitalizations in Half — Will Americans Get It?

Derived from a chemical that’s naturally part of the immune system, the drug cuts Covid-19 hospitalizations significantly.


Ancient Neanderthal Leftovers Reveal How Skilled Our Distant Cousins Were

“Our results add an extra nail to the coffin of the obsolete notion that Neanderthals were primitive cave dwellers.”

Mind and Body

Researchers find similar brain pattern shifts in two common conditions

A new study finds changes in the brain associated with obesity overlap with similar patterns seen in Alzheimer's disease.

Future of You

Meet the Scientists Who Want to Make Medical Devices Work for Everyone, Finally

Can scientists fix the racial biases baked into medicine, starting with the ubiquitous pulse oximeter?