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Studies: Psychedelics Not Bad for Mental Health

By | March 10, 2015

Two independent investigations suggest hallucinogens like LSD are not linked to psychological problems and may actually confer certain benefits.

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In Vitro Alzheimer’s?

By | October 13, 2014

A new three-dimensional culture method recreates the plaques and tangles of the neurodegenerative disease.


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Recognizing Basic Science Contributions

By , and | January 1, 2014

A “basic bibliography” for new drugs would provide scientists with soft incentives and acknowledge the value of basic biomedical research.


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Awarding Science Defense Again

By | November 5, 2013

David Nutt wins the second John Maddox Prize for promoting science despite opposition.


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Putting Bad Memories to Bed

By | September 11, 2013

Researchers selectively erase methamphetamine-related memories in mice and rats.


image: HIV Protein Boosts Cocaine's Effect

HIV Protein Boosts Cocaine's Effect

By | August 15, 2013

Mice whose brains express the HIV-1 Tat protein show a heightened response to the drug and appear more vulnerable to relapse.

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Inherited Resistance to Cocaine

By | December 17, 2012

Cocaine-using rat fathers pass epigenetic changes on to their sons that make them resistant to coke addiction.


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Drug Approvals Up

By | December 7, 2012

The total number of new drugs approved this year ties last year for the highest since 2004, suggesting that the pharmaceutical industry is recovering.  


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Beware of Striking Medical Studies

By | October 25, 2012

A large-scale statistical analysis shows that medical studies revealing “very large effects” seldom stand up when other researchers try to replicate them.


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G-Protein Receptor Work Wins Nobel

By | October 10, 2012

Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka take home this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry for revealing how membrane receptors sense and respond to chemical signals.

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