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For David Brown's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

May 9, 2013

Hardy words that cross cultures traced

You, hear me! Give this fire to that old man. Pull the black worm off the bark and give it to the mother. And no spitting in the ashes! It’s an odd little speech. But if you went back 15,000 years and spoke these ...

Sleep deprivation has genetic consequences

Mar 8, 2013

Sleep deprivation has genetic consequences

Hey, you, yawning at 2 in the afternoon. Your genes feel it, too. A new study, paid for by the U.S. Air Force but relevant for anyone with a small child, a large prostate or a lot on the mind, is helping illuminate what ...

AIDS community weighs importance of HIV 'cure'

Mar 6, 2013

AIDS community weighs importance of HIV 'cure'

AIDS researchers, advocacy organizations and global health officials spent Monday trying to determine whether the report that a baby girl born in Mississippi was cured of the infection is a therapeutic breakthrough or a scientific curiosity.