drugs
Doctors’ Advice to Finish Antibiotics Overlooks Resistance
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
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
Your Body Is Teeming with Weed Receptors
Megan Scudellari | Jul 17, 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.
National Academies Detail the State of Weed Science
National Academies Detail the State of Weed Science
Bob Grant | Jan 12, 2017
A new report summarizes what we know about the impacts of marijuana use, as more states have legalized the drug for both medical and recreational purposes.
US Government Will Allow More Universities to Grow Pot
US Government Will Allow More Universities to Grow Pot
Kerry Grens | Aug 11, 2016
The US Drug Enforcement Agency continues to classify marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, however, perpetuating challenges for researchers.
Mystery Mechanisms
Mystery Mechanisms
Tanya Lewis | Jul 29, 2016
Scientists still don’t know exactly how some commonly used drugs work. Here’s a look at three such compounds.
Clues to Lithium’s Mechanism
Clues to Lithium’s Mechanism
Tanya Lewis | Jul 8, 2016
A study in roundworms hints at how the drug may exert therapeutic effects.
CDC Offers Advice to Limit Opioid Scripts
CDC Offers Advice to Limit Opioid Scripts
Kerry Grens | Mar 17, 2016
Aimed at primary care providers, the recommendations encourage non-narcotic alternatives or short-term opioid prescriptions and patient monitoring.
Studies: Psychedelics Not Bad for Mental Health
Studies: Psychedelics Not Bad for Mental Health
Tracy Vence | Mar 10, 2015
Two independent investigations suggest hallucinogens like LSD are not linked to psychological problems and may actually confer certain benefits.
In Vitro Alzheimer’s?
In Vitro Alzheimer’s?
Molly Sharlach | Oct 13, 2014
A new three-dimensional culture method recreates the plaques and tangles of the neurodegenerative disease.