Jo Marchant



JO MARCHANT is an award-winning journalist who specializes in writing about cutting-edge science. She has worked as a staff reporter and editor for Nature and New Scientist, where she is currently a consultant. She lives in London.

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Cure: A Journey into the Sc...

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Decoding the Heavens: A 2,0...

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The Shadow King: The Bizarr...

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Tutankhamun's Blood

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In the Name of the King

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“At the heart of almost all the pathways I’ve learned about is one guiding principle: if we feel safe, cared for and in control—in a critical moment during injury or disease, or generally throughout our lives—we do better. We feel less pain, less fatigue, less sickness. Our immune system works with us instead of against us. Our bodies ease off on emergency defenses and can focus on repair and growth.”
Jo Marchant, Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body

“Twelve chapters later, I’ve learned how our brains control many aspects of our physiology, including the tools that the body has available—from hormones and natural painkillers to the weapons of the immune system—to ease symptoms and fight disease. Instead of responding purely to physical circumstances, I’ve seen how the brain uses our perception of our environment, including memories of the past and predictions about the future, to decide how best to allocate its resources. These processes can have an effect within seconds, or they can influence our physiology for years to come.”
Jo Marchant, Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body

“We are increasingly pushed to see more patients in less time.”27 It’s a trend he fears is contributing to a loss of empathy among medical professionals (and in turn to scary rates of depression and burnout).”
Jo Marchant, Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body

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