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World’s Rivers Rife with Drugs: Study
Levels of pharmaceuticals considered unsafe for aquatic organisms were found at more than one-quarter of sampling sites.
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World’s Rivers Rife with Drugs: Study
World’s Rivers Rife with Drugs: Study

Levels of pharmaceuticals considered unsafe for aquatic organisms were found at more than one-quarter of sampling sites.

Levels of pharmaceuticals considered unsafe for aquatic organisms were found at more than one-quarter of sampling sites.

ABOVE: BAKHYT AUBAKIROVA

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Microbes Responsible for Stealing Aquarium Medicine
Amanda Heidt | Feb 1, 2022
Researchers discover that bacteria break down medicinal compounds for their nitrogen, solving a mystery that has vexed aquatic veterinarians for years.
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Trout Appear to Get Hooked on Meth
Christie Wilcox | Jul 6, 2021
After eight weeks of exposure to ecologically plausible levels of methamphetamines, the fish tended to prefer meth-laced water over water without the drug.
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Ancient Wooden Pots from China Contain Cannabis Residue
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 12, 2019
A brazier and charred stones, thought to be part of burial ceremonies, preserve signs that people used the drug thousands of years ago.
Image of the Day: Mind Altering
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 11, 2019
A study in rats finds that tiny doses of the psychedelic drug DMT may yield positive effects for anxiety and depression, but there could be downsides too.
The UK Pharmaceutical Industry Braces for Brexit
Diana Kwon | Oct 12, 2018
As Britain’s departure date from the European Union approaches, drugmakers are preparing for potential changes to regulatory procedures and border controls.
Synthetic Cannabinoid K2 Overdoses Are Rampant. Here’s Why.
Ashley Yeager | Aug 17, 2018
NIDA pharmacologist Michael Baumann explains how “unscrupulous vendors” hijacked compounds used in neuroscience and turned them into dangerous drugs.
More Vaccinations, Experimental Drugs as Potential Ebola Contacts Rise
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 30, 2018
The World Health Organization predicts the number of cases in Democratic Republic of Congo will rise up to 300 by July.  
New Treatments for Phenylketonuria Aim to Loosen Reins on Strict Diet
Diana Kwon | May 29, 2018
Biotechs have developed enzyme replacements and genetically modified probiotics to treat patients with the rare metabolic disorder.
FDA Approves Drug to Ease Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal
Catherine Offord | May 17, 2018
Lucemyra is the first non-opioid drug to be approved in the U.S. specifically for this purpose.
Research Scandal Involving Popular Heart Drug Engulfs Three More Papers
Alison McCook, Retraction Watch | May 4, 2018
The scientists involved have hired lawyers to fight the conclusions of a recent investigation into some studies of Diovan in Japan.
Researchers Getting Smarter About Pairing Cancer Treatments
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 1, 2018
Multidrug combinations lead to better results for cancer patients, but efficiently identifying them is proving difficult.
Sanofi and Celgene Spend $20 Billion in Major Biotech Acquisitions
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 22, 2018
Pharmaceutical giant Sanofi to take over hemophilia drugmaker Biovertiv, while Celgene will buy cancer drugmaker Juno Therapeutics.
New CAR T-Cell Therapy Shows Promise in Trial for Leukemia
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 21, 2017
The immunotherapy, which targets CD22 on cancer cells rather than CD19, might prove useful in patients for whom previous T-cell treatments were unsuccessful. 
European Medicines Agency to Move to Amsterdam
Shawna Williams | Nov 20, 2017
A coin toss decides the agency’s post-Brexit home once it departs from London.
Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Damage May Mean Drug Shortages
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 11, 2017
Three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the island, pharmaceutical plants are not back up to speed.
Image of the Day: Better Together
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 5, 2017
When it comes to thwarting roundworms, scientists find that combining four antiparasitic drugs in smaller doses packs a greater punch than the four drugs alone.
Doctors’ Advice to Finish Antibiotics Overlooks Resistance
Abby Olena | Aug 11, 2017
There is little evidence that full treatment durations discourage the development of drug-resistant bacteria.
USC to Fire Former Medical School Dean
Diana Kwon | Jul 24, 2017
Carmen Puliafito, once a renowned ophthalmologist and professor, engaged in illicit drug use and partied with prostitutes.
Your Body Is Teeming with Weed Receptors
Megan Scudellari | Jul 16, 2017
And the same endocannabinoid system that translates marijuana's buzz-inducing compounds into a high plays crucial roles in health and disease outside the brain.