Mary Jeanne Kreek, Methadone Developer, Dies at 84
Mary Jeanne Kreek, Methadone Developer, Dies at 84
A physician and neurobiologist at the Rockefeller University who specialized in addiction research, Kreek was best known for her work on developing the treatment for heroin addiction.
Mary Jeanne Kreek, Methadone Developer, Dies at 84
Mary Jeanne Kreek, Methadone Developer, Dies at 84

A physician and neurobiologist at the Rockefeller University who specialized in addiction research, Kreek was best known for her work on developing the treatment for heroin addiction.

A physician and neurobiologist at the Rockefeller University who specialized in addiction research, Kreek was best known for her work on developing the treatment for heroin addiction.

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Physician Behind Surgisphere Scandal Switches Medical Licenses
Physician Behind Surgisphere Scandal Switches Medical Licenses
Catherine Offord | Oct 23, 2020
Sapan Desai has inactivated his license in Illinois, where multiple malpractice lawsuits against him are pending, and obtained a new one in Ohio.
Disturbed Microbes Contribute to Lung Damage from Oxygen Treatment
Disturbed Microbes Contribute to Lung Damage from Oxygen Treatment
Ruth Williams | Aug 12, 2020
In humans, higher oxygen levels during ventilation are tied to an altered bacterial composition in the lungs, and mouse experiments show a causative link.
Oleh Hornykiewicz, Who Pioneered Treatment for Parkinson’s, Dies
Oleh Hornykiewicz, Who Pioneered Treatment for Parkinson’s, Dies
Amanda Heidt | Jun 18, 2020
The University of Toronto and University of Vienna pharmacologist developed L-dopa, a precursor to dopamine that remains the most widely used therapy for Parkinson’s disease.
Blood-Cleaning Machine Quickly Eliminates Carbon Monoxide in Rats
Blood-Cleaning Machine Quickly Eliminates Carbon Monoxide in Rats
Ruth Williams | Oct 9, 2019
A device that illuminates and oxygenates blood outside of the body before pumping it back in removes the gas by freeing hemoglobin from CO.
Johns Hopkins Launches Research Center on Psychedelics
Johns Hopkins Launches Research Center on Psychedelics
Emily Makowski | Sep 9, 2019
The facility, focused on finding treatments for mental health disorders, will be the first of its kind in the US.
Marijuana Unsafe During Pregnancy or Adolescence: Surgeon General<br>
Marijuana Unsafe During Pregnancy or Adolescence: Surgeon General
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 30, 2019
The federal government cautions that the drug can affect brain development in both teens and fetuses.
Survey of Stem Cell Clinics Reveals Cause for Concern
Survey of Stem Cell Clinics Reveals Cause for Concern
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2019
Two coauthors of a new study discuss their findings about nearly 170 facilities in the southwestern US selling unproven therapies—and what should be done about them.
Self-Navigating Catheter Designed for Heart Surgery Tested in Pigs
Self-Navigating Catheter Designed for Heart Surgery Tested in Pigs
Ruth Williams | Apr 24, 2019
The robotic catheter can guide its own movements within the heart of a live mammal to the site of a leaky valve replacement.
Neural Patterns of Consciousness Identified
Neural Patterns of Consciousness Identified
Ruth Williams | Feb 6, 2019
Imaging of the human brain reveals constellations of activity associated with conscious and unconscious states.
Pig Hearts Provide Long-Term Cardiac Function in Baboons
Pig Hearts Provide Long-Term Cardiac Function in Baboons
Ruth Williams | Dec 5, 2018
Primates receiving heart transplants from genetically engineered pigs have survived more than six months, a new study reveals.
Cochrane Collaboration Expels Cofounder, Prompts Resignations
Cochrane Collaboration Expels Cofounder, Prompts Resignations
Catherine Offord | Sep 18, 2018
Physician Peter Gøtzsche, a board member of the organization, has been an outspoken critic of certain vaccines and of the pharma industry in general.
FDA Approves Oral Drug for Fabry Disease
FDA Approves Oral Drug for Fabry Disease
Ashley Yeager | Aug 13, 2018
The medicine increases the activity of a deficient enzyme in certain patients with the condition.
Novartis and Sanofi Stockpile Meds in Preparation for Brexit
Novartis and Sanofi Stockpile Meds in Preparation for Brexit
Ashley Yeager | Aug 3, 2018
If the UK leaves the EU in March without a deal, transport of insulin and other essential drugs could be delayed.
Questions Raised About &ldquo;Breakthrough&rdquo; Therapies&rsquo; Clinical Support
Questions Raised About “Breakthrough” Therapies’ Clinical Support
Catherine Offord | Jul 17, 2018
Compared to other drugs, therapeutics given breakthrough status receive FDA approval on the basis of weaker trial evidence, a study finds.
Doctor Who Blocked Thalidomide Dies
Doctor Who Blocked Thalidomide Dies
Kerry Grens | Aug 11, 2015
Frances Oldham Kelsey, a physician who halted use of a drug that caused birth defects in babies, has passed away at age 101.
Study: Drug Development Costs $2.6B
Study: Drug Development Costs $2.6B
Kerry Grens | Nov 24, 2014
A new estimate finds the pricetag for taking a drug through the approval process has steadily risen over the past few decades.
Snakebites Get DNA Fingerprint Treatment
Snakebites Get DNA Fingerprint Treatment
Bob Grant | Nov 4, 2014
Researchers have developed a technique for determining the species of snake responsible for a bite by sequencing genetic material from the fang marks.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2013
Tigers Forever, High Moon Over the Amazon, Earth from Space, and Medicine's Michelangelo
Science with a Sense of Humor
Science with a Sense of Humor
Erin Weeks | Sep 13, 2013
Researchers who studied stargazing dung beetles, opera-loving mice are among recipients of this year’s Ig Nobel Prizes.