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Technology might not always solve big problems, but it did get the president reëlected. The best long reads of the past year unpack the story behind the story.
An epidemic of age-related dementia looms
As the world’s population of older people rapidly grows in the coming years, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia will become a health-care disaster.
When he learned in 1995 that he had Alzheimer’s disease, William Utermohlen, an American artist living in London, immediately began work on an ambitious series of self-portraits.
A new compound prevents age-related memory loss by blocking part of the stress system.
Drugs that mimic the molecular effect are under development.