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Recognizing Basic Science Contributions

By Andrea Ballabeni, Andrea Boggio, and David Hemenway | 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 Abby Olena | 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 Kate Yandell | September 11, 2013

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

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HIV Protein Boosts Cocaine's Effect

By Kerry Grens | 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 Ed Yong | 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 Dan Cossins | 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 Dan Cossins | 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 Dan Cossins | 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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Chemist Admits to Mass Misconduct

By Bob Grant | September 27, 2012

An analyst that worked for a state drug lab in Massachusetts has confessed to mishandling evidence in tens of thousands of drug cases.

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Boosting Antipsychotic Drugs

By Ed Yong | August 5, 2012

Chemicals that change the way DNA is packaged could improve the effects of current antipsychotics.

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