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In Vitro Alzheimer’s?
Molly Sharlach | Oct 13, 2014
A new three-dimensional culture method recreates the plaques and tangles of the neurodegenerative disease.
Recognizing Basic Science Contributions
Andrea Boggio, Andrea Ballabeni, David Hemenway | Jan 1, 2014
A “basic bibliography” for new drugs would provide scientists with soft incentives and acknowledge the value of basic biomedical research.
Awarding Science Defense Again
Abby Olena | Nov 5, 2013
David Nutt wins the second John Maddox Prize for promoting science despite opposition.
Putting Bad Memories to Bed
Kate Yandell | Sep 11, 2013
Researchers selectively erase methamphetamine-related memories in mice and rats.
HIV Protein Boosts Cocaine's Effect
Kerry Grens | Aug 15, 2013
Mice whose brains express the HIV-1 Tat protein show a heightened response to the drug and appear more vulnerable to relapse.
Inherited Resistance to Cocaine
Ed Yong | Dec 17, 2012
Cocaine-using rat fathers pass epigenetic changes on to their sons that make them resistant to coke addiction.
Drug Approvals Up
Dan Cossins | Dec 7, 2012
The total number of new drugs approved this year ties last year for the highest since 2004, suggesting that the pharmaceutical industry is recovering.
Beware of Striking Medical Studies
Dan Cossins | Oct 25, 2012
A large-scale statistical analysis shows that medical studies revealing “very large effects” seldom stand up when other researchers try to replicate them.
G-Protein Receptor Work Wins Nobel
Dan Cossins | Oct 10, 2012
Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka take home this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry for revealing how membrane receptors sense and respond to chemical signals.
Chemist Admits to Mass Misconduct
Bob Grant | Sep 27, 2012
An analyst that worked for a state drug lab in Massachusetts has confessed to mishandling evidence in tens of thousands of drug cases.