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image: Infographic: A Painful Pathway

Infographic: A Painful Pathway

By Catherine Offord | January 1, 2018

Since the mid-2000s, the voltage-gated sodium channel NaV1.7 has emerged as a promising target for a new class of analgesics.


image: Infographic: Breaking into the Brain

Infographic: Breaking into the Brain

By Amanda B. Keener | November 1, 2017

The blood-brain barrier is a collection of specialized cells and proteins that control the movement of molecules from the blood to the central nervous system.


image: Infographic: Evolving Virulence

Infographic: Evolving Virulence

By Andrew F. Read and Peter J. Kerr | October 1, 2017

Tracking the myxoma virus in the wild rabbit populations of Australia has yielded insight into how pathogens and their hosts evolve.

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image: Infographic: The Brain on Psychedelics

Infographic: The Brain on Psychedelics

By Diana Kwon | September 1, 2017

Understanding how hallucinogenic drugs affect different neural networks could shed light on their therapeutic potential.


The new technique helped pig tibias heal in just eight weeks.


image: Smoking on a Chip

Smoking on a Chip

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2017

A new device from the Wyss Institute at Harvard University simulates the effects of cigarette smoke on human lungs.


image: DNA Origami

DNA Origami

By The Scientist Staff | July 17, 2017

Will complex, folded synthetic DNA molecules one day serve as capsules to deliver drugs to cancer cells?


image: Endocannabinoids in the Groove

Endocannabinoids in the Groove

By Megan Scudellari | July 17, 2017

The system responsible for the buzz humans get from marijuana plays a passel of physiological roles outside the brain.


image: Infographic: Circadian Clock Affects Health and Disease

Infographic: Circadian Clock Affects Health and Disease

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | April 1, 2017

The body's rhythms could affect numerous ailments as well as how people respond to treatments.


image: Pharma Redo

Pharma Redo

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2017

Steve Braun of Cures Within Reach, a nonprofit focused on breathing new life into old medicines, describes the potential benefits of drug repurposing.

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