Synthetic Cannabinoid K2 Overdoses Are Rampant. Here’s Why.
NIDA pharmacologist Michael Baumann explains how “unscrupulous vendors” hijacked compounds used in neuroscience and turned them into dangerous drugs.
Synthetic Cannabinoid K2 Overdoses Are Rampant. Here’s Why.
Synthetic Cannabinoid K2 Overdoses Are Rampant. Here’s Why.

NIDA pharmacologist Michael Baumann explains how “unscrupulous vendors” hijacked compounds used in neuroscience and turned them into dangerous drugs.

NIDA pharmacologist Michael Baumann explains how “unscrupulous vendors” hijacked compounds used in neuroscience and turned them into dangerous drugs.

history, neuroscience, developmental biology
Drug Approval Could Boost Research on Marijuana Treatment for Autism
Drug Approval Could Boost Research on Marijuana Treatment for Autism
Jessica Wright | Aug 17, 2018
Epidiolex, a cannabis-derived medicine for epilepsy, will prompt federal regulatory changes that could crack open access to study the plant.
Image of the Day: Revival
Image of the Day: Revival
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 17, 2018
Salamanders’ and lizards’ tail regeneration depends on the quality of their neural stem cells.
Reprogrammed Müller Glia Restore Vision in Mice
Reprogrammed Müller Glia Restore Vision in Mice
Ashley Yeager | Aug 15, 2018
A double gene-transfer therapy transformed the non-neuronal cells into rod photoreceptors in the retinas of animal models of congenital blindness.
CRISPR Can Track Cellular History of a Mammalian Embryo
CRISPR Can Track Cellular History of a Mammalian Embryo
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 10, 2018
Researchers used the genome-editing technology to analyze the development of mouse tissues.
Image of the Day: Single Origin
Image of the Day: Single Origin
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 10, 2018
Despite being made of different materials, zebrafishes’ and land animals’ scales form in a similar process.
Image of the Day: Electrify
Image of the Day: Electrify
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 9, 2018
Researchers have identified what makes synapses strong or weak in fruit flies.
African Killifish Are the Fastest-Maturing Vertebrates
African Killifish Are the Fastest-Maturing Vertebrates
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 6, 2018

A new study finds the fish begin reproducing at two weeks of age.

Image of the Day: Puppet Master
Image of the Day: Puppet Master
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 3, 2018
Researchers study the mechanistic effects of behavioral changes caused by parasites in fruit flies.
Parkinson’s Disease Enzyme Implicated in More Cases Than Realized
Parkinson’s Disease Enzyme Implicated in More Cases Than Realized
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 2, 2018

Levels of active LRRK2 were high even in Parkinson’s patients without a mutation in LRRK2, suggesting that inhibitors of the protein could treat a wider patient population than expected.