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.

immunology, opinion, disease & medicine, techniques
Opinion: Consumer DNA Testing Is Crossing into Unethical Territories
Opinion: Consumer DNA Testing Is Crossing into Unethical Territories
John D. Loike | Aug 16, 2018
Data don’t support many direct-to-consumer products, from telomere assessments to bespoke diets based on genetic sequences.
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.
Vaping Damages Immune Cells, Researchers Find
Vaping Damages Immune Cells, Researchers Find
Catherine Offord | Aug 14, 2018
A small, in vitro study concludes that e-cigarette vapor harms macrophages taken from human lung tissue.
USDA Unveils New Gene-Stacking Tool to Prevent Plant Diseases
USDA Unveils New Gene-Stacking Tool to Prevent Plant Diseases
Anne N. Connor | Aug 14, 2018
The European Union says no thanks.
Q&A: Anthony Fauci Describes an Experimental Ebola Treatment
Q&A: Anthony Fauci Describes an Experimental Ebola Treatment
Shawna Williams | Aug 14, 2018
The monoclonal antibody, known as mAb114, is likely to be used in the current Ebola outbreak in DRC.
Jury Finds Monsanto’s Roundup Responsible for Man’s Cancer
Jury Finds Monsanto’s Roundup Responsible for Man’s Cancer
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 13, 2018
A San Francisco court levels $289 Million in damages against the pesticide maker.
First RNAi Therapy Approved by FDA
First RNAi Therapy Approved by FDA
Kerry Grens | Aug 10, 2018
Alnylam’s patisiran interferes with the production of a mutated protein present in people with hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis.
Former Students Allege Mistreatment of Lab Animals at Calgary<strong>&nbsp;</strong>
Former Students Allege Mistreatment of Lab Animals at Calgary 
Catherine Offord | Aug 9, 2018
The university is carrying out a review of animal handling in the now-closed lab of neuropsychologist Vedran Lovic.
Doubts Arise Again About CRISPR&rsquo;d Human EmbryosDoubts Arise Again About CRISPR&rsquo;d Human Embryos
Doubts Arise Again About CRISPR’d Human Embryos
Kerry Grens | Aug 8, 2018
One lab finds that a similar method produces large genetic deletions when performed in mouse embryos.