alternative medicine
Celebrated Neuroscientist Dies
Celebrated Neuroscientist Dies
Kate Yandell | Sep 23, 2013
Candace Pert, who helped discover opioid receptors, has passed away at age 67.
Cholera Confusion, circa 1832
Cholera Confusion, circa 1832
Dan Cossins | Feb 1, 2013
As cholera first tore through the Europe in the mid-19th century, people tried anything to prevent the deadly disease. Then science stepped in.
Chelation Therapy Under Scrutiny
Chelation Therapy Under Scrutiny
Bob Grant | Nov 15, 2012
A clinical trial suggesting the heart benefits of the controversial treatment draws criticism from the scientific community.
Rethinking Herbal Medicine
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 10, 2012
A phylogenetic study of traditional plant remedies could aid drug development.
High-Free Medical Marijuana
High-Free Medical Marijuana
Hayley Dunning | Jul 5, 2012
Israeli researchers create a marijuana strain that maximizes pain relief while minimizing the high.
Polypharmacy
Catherine Ulbricht | Jul 1, 2012
Dietary supplements can have serious side effects when mixed with prescription drugs, but not all herb-drug interactions are bad.
Alternative Medicines
Alternative Medicines
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2012
As nonconventional medical treatments become increasingly mainstream, we take a look at the science behind some of the most popular.
Cannabis Catch-All?
Cannabis Catch-All?
Jef Akst | Jun 20, 2012
Researchers in the U.K. are looking to breed marijuana to make medicines for metabolic disorders, epilepsy, and other diseases.
How Castor Oil Stimulates Labor
Sabrina Richards | May 21, 2012
Researchers flag the EP3 prostaglandin receptor as a key player in castor oil’s laxative and labor-inducing effects.