Brent Crane

The Computer Scientist Trapped Inside His Own Body

Martin Pistorius was 14 when he became locked inside his own body, powerless to move or speak. But computers helped free him.
Woman wearing a blue beret and a paper air mask holds up a sign reading "Stop Pollution"

How Climate Change Is Hurting Our Health

More heart attacks. Worse asthma attacks. Year round allergies. And tropical diseases everywhere. That's just a taste of what climate change is doing to our health.

Wheelz in the Air

To Aaron Fotheringham, founder of Wheelchair Motorcross, spina bifida isn't a curse. It's an opportunity to blow people's minds.

The Man Trying To Universalize Mental Healthcare

Most people in the developing world have no access to mental healthcare. By training locals to do basic interventions, Dr. Vikram Patel is making a big difference.

He Researched Schizophrenia. Then He Was Diagnosed With It.

Brandon Chuang was just 22 when he began researching schizophrenia at U.C. Berkley. Soon, his studies were more personally relevant than he ever imagined.

The Battle After The Fire

PTSD, depression, and other mental health disorders are a hidden epidemic amongst firefighters and other emergency response workers. That's an epidemic Jeff Dill wants to drag into the light.

A Real-Life Wheelchair Superhero

Mohammed Sayed created Wheelchair Man to show kids with disabilities that they are capable of anything. If anything, Sayed's even more of a superhero than his creation.

When Morning Sickness Is Deadly

Geneticist Marlena Fejzo lost a pregnancy from hyperemesis gravidarum, or extreme morning sickness. Now she's trying to prove the condition is genetic, and not just in women's minds.

The Dog Walker Who Beat HIV

Otherwise known as the Berlin Patient, Timothy Brown is the only known person to have been cured of HIV/AIDS. But he won't rest until a cure is found for everyone.

Closing The Race Gap In Health Care

Dr. Thaddeus Bell says the key to getting better health outcomes for African-Americans is to confront racism in health care. More black doctors wouldn't hurt either.