chronic pain, immunology, culture
Centipede Venom Tops Morphine
Centipede Venom Tops Morphine
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2013
The substance targets the same ion channel that's mutated in people who don't feel pain.
Book Excerpt from <em>Evolution and Medicine</em>
Book Excerpt from Evolution and Medicine
Robert Perlman | Oct 1, 2013
In Chapter 11, “Man-made diseases,” author Robert Perlman describes how socioeconomic health disparities arise in hierarchical societies.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2013
Perv, Behind the Shock Machine, The Gaia Hypothesis, and Life at the Speed of Light
Bonding in the Lab
Bonding in the Lab
Kate Yandell | Oct 1, 2013
How to make your lab less like a factory and more like a family
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2013
October 2013's selection of notable quotes
Natural Opioids Linked to Chronic Pain
Natural Opioids Linked to Chronic Pain
Jef Akst | Sep 19, 2013
The body’s own pain-quelling system may be at the root of chronic pain and symptoms of opioid withdrawal, according to a new study in mice.
The Price of DNA IDs
The Price of DNA IDs
Jef Akst | Sep 16, 2013
Following natural disasters or violent political turmoil, DNA science can help identify victims. But what if a country can’t afford the technology?
Opinion: Making Room for Rising Stars
Opinion: Making Room for Rising Stars
Brad Fenwick | Sep 4, 2013
Dealing with the delicate matter of retirement for aging academics
Book Excerpt from <em>Paul Lauterbur and the Invention of MRI</em>
Book Excerpt from Paul Lauterbur and the Invention of MRI
M. Joan Dawson | Sep 1, 2013
In Chapter 6, “The first fruitful weeks,” author M. Joan Dawson describes her late husband’s first steps in the invention of a revolutionary imaging technology.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2013
Rocket Girl, The Cancer Chronicles, Abominable Science!, and The Sports Gene