1. Cori Bargmann is uncovering the causes of neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and autism.
2. Cynthia Kenyon is developing ways to help us live longer and healthier lives.
3. Elizabeth Holmes developed a groundbreaking blood test that will transform the future of healthcare.
4. Emily Levesque is discovering the hidden mechanisms driving the formation and collapse of massive stars and galaxies.
5. Helen Fisher is an expert on love, relationships, and sex.
6. Holley Moyes explores caves and examines artifacts to understand the rituals of ancient people.
7. Jennifer Doudna’s discovery could cure tons of diseases — or create superbabies.
8. Jennifer Eberhardt is improving race relations between police and the communities they serve.
9. Karen King decrypted a third-century message and helped set history straight.
10. Katherine Freese developed a revolutionary theory about a new kind of star.
11. Katrin Amunts is building a 3D map of the human brain.
12. Maryam Mirzakhani is helping us understand the complex mathematical relationships that govern twisting and stretching surfaces.
13. Nina Tandon is using stem cells to grow human bone — potentially changing how 900,000 surgeries a year are performed.
14. Sara Seager has discovered more than 700 new planets.
15. Sonja Lyubomirsky can teach you how to be happy.

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