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Ivermectin (Still) Lacks Scientific Support as a COVID-19 Drug
A Cochrane review bolsters scientists’ advice that ivermectin should not be used against the disease outside of clinical trials, while a study claiming to have found beneficial effects in patients was withdrawn following allegations of data manipulation.
Ivermectin (Still) Lacks Scientific Support as a COVID-19 Drug
Ivermectin (Still) Lacks Scientific Support as a COVID-19 Drug

A Cochrane review bolsters scientists’ advice that ivermectin should not be used against the disease outside of clinical trials, while a study claiming to have found beneficial effects in patients was withdrawn following allegations of data manipulation.

A Cochrane review bolsters scientists’ advice that ivermectin should not be used against the disease outside of clinical trials, while a study claiming to have found beneficial effects in patients was withdrawn following allegations of data manipulation.

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FDA Pulls Emergency Use Authorization for Antimalarial Drugs
Amanda Heidt | Jun 16, 2020
Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, once thought to be promising COVID-19 treatments, come with serious heart risks.
Infographic: How to Catch Cheating Athletes
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 1, 2019
Anti-doping agencies are tracking levels of various molecules in athletes’ blood and urine over time to increase their ability to detect drug misuse.
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A 3-D Tumor Microenvironment for Personalized Immunotherapy
Roni Dengler, PhD | Sep 10, 2021
A new platform enables screening a wide range of combination anticancer therapeutics in a matter of days, which may translate to personalized therapeutic regimens for patients in less time.
The Race to Nab Cheating Athletes
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 1, 2019
Anti-doping organizations are constantly developing new tests to catch athletes trying to boost their performance in increasingly sophisticated ways.
Genetically Personalized Fruit Flies Screen for Cancer Drugs
Ruth Williams | May 22, 2019
Fly avatars bearing multiple genetic changes akin to those of a cancer patient lead to a tailor-made treatment that has shrunk the patient’s tumors.
Strat-M® Transdermal Diffusion Membrane 
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jun 5, 2020
For topical and transdermal delivery of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
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Technique Improves Use of Hair for Drug Tests
Chia-Yi Hou | May 15, 2019
Researchers develop a washing method that is better at removing drugs that have contaminated hair from the outside than existing protocols.
Tumor Organoids Predict How Well Patients Respond to Cancer Drugs
Ruth Williams | Feb 22, 2018
Testing treatments on mini tumors may save time in identifying which therapies work best, a new study shows.   
Opinion: Improving FDA Evaluations Without Jeopardizing Safety and Efficacy
John D. Loike and Jennifer Miller | Feb 1, 2017
What can be done to lower development costs and drug prices?
Repurposing Existing Drugs for New Indications
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 1, 2017
An entire industry has sprung up around resurrecting failed drugs and recycling existing compounds for novel indications.
Will Organs-in-a-Dish Ever Replace Animal Models?
Tanya Lewis | Jul 19, 2016
Increasingly sophisticated tissue organoids can model many aspects of disease, but animal studies retain a fundamental role in research, scientists say. 
Desperately Seeking Shut-Eye
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2016
New insomnia drugs are coming on the market, but drug-free therapy remains the most durable treatment.
Personalized Devices Predict Cancer Drug Response
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 22, 2015
Two teams have developed tumor-implantable drug delivery devices to study real-time responses to multiple therapies in cancer patients.
Unauthorized HIV Trial Leader Fined
Bob Grant | Feb 3, 2014
A Spanish researcher faces a penalty after conducting a study for which he never obtained proper approvals or insurance.
Ketamine Alternative Shows Promise
Abby Olena | Oct 16, 2013
Researchers show that lanicemine is an effective antidepressant without the adverse effects of the related hallucinogenic drug.
Spinning Clinical Trials
Dan Cossins | Jan 16, 2013
Results of breast cancer drug trials are regularly spun to conceal bias and make the drugs seem more effective or less toxic than they really are.
A Dime a Dozen
Megan Scudellari | Jan 1, 2013
Affordable diagnostic tests tackle the world’s most pressing health problems.
Failing Alzheimer’s Test?
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 19, 2012
Two new studies claim that a shoddy test may have caused Alzheimer’s drugs to fail in clinical trials.
Ketamine Encourages Nerve Remodeling
Jef Akst | Oct 15, 2012
The commonly abused hallucinogen shows promise in extinguishing fear in rats, pointing to possible benefits for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder.