Herbal remedies
CDC, FDA Warn Against Kratom Use
CDC, FDA Warn Against Kratom Use
Jim Daley | Feb 26, 2018
The herbal supplement, deemed an opioid by the FDA, was recently linked to a Salmonella outbreak in 20 states. 
Traditional Medicine for Leishmaniasis
Traditional Medicine for Leishmaniasis
Kerry Grens | Sep 14, 2015
A plant used in traditional Mayan remedies to cure the parasitic infection produces a potent compound.
Cannabis Biotech
Cannabis Biotech
Daniel Cossins | Dec 1, 2014
As medical marijuana businesses set up shop across the U.S., a handful of companies are taking the pharmaceutical route, guiding cannabis-derived drugs through clinical trials.
Inauthentic Herbals
Inauthentic Herbals
Tracy Vence | Nov 6, 2013
Using DNA barcoding, researchers show that herbal products are often contaminated or contain alternative compounds and fillers.
Week in Review: August 5–9
Week in Review: August 5–9
Jef Akst | Aug 9, 2013
Flu researchers propose H7N9 studies; NIH makes deal to share HeLa genome; herbal “remedies” can cause cancer; scientists record grid cell activity in humans
Cancer-Causing Herbal Remedies
Cancer-Causing Herbal Remedies
Ruth Williams | Aug 7, 2013
A potent carcinogen lurks within certain traditional Chinese medicines.