FDA, neuroscience, ecology
Drug Approvals Up for 2011
Tia Ghose | Jan 9, 2012
The FDA approved 30 drugs last year, the highest number in the last 7 years.
FDA Curbs Livestock Antibiotics
Tia Ghose | Jan 6, 2012
The agency has limited the use of antibiotics in farm animals.
Clinical Trial Data Repressed
Bob Grant | Jan 5, 2012
A new study finds that important drug safety data are not seeing the light of day.
FDA Drafts Pharma Social Media Advice
Tia Ghose | Jan 3, 2012
The agency releases draft guidelines on unsolicited questions about off-label use, but leaves many questions about social media marketing unanswered.
Animal Mind Control
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2012
Examples of parasites that manipulate the behavior of their hosts are not hard to come by, but scientists have only recently begun to understand how they induce such dramatic changes.
Resolving Chronic Pain
Claudia Sommer and Frank Birklein | Jan 1, 2012
The body’s own mechanism for dispersing the inflammatory reaction might lead to new treatments for chronic pain.
Capsule Reviews
Richard P. Grant | Jan 1, 2012
Our Dying Planet, Here Be Dragons, Rat Island, Harnessed
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2012 issue of The Scientist.
Inflammation, Pain, and Resolvins
Inflammation, Pain, and Resolvins
Claudia Sommer and Frank Birklein | Jan 1, 2012
Not all inflammation leads to pain. Despite widespread infection followed by fever, colds rarely cause pain. But when some cytokines and certain immune cells are active near pain-sensing nerves, they trigger receptors that convey pain sensations to the brain.
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2012
January 2012's selection of notable quotes