pharmacology
Researchers Getting Smarter About Pairing Cancer Treatments
Researchers Getting Smarter About Pairing Cancer Treatments
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 1, 2018
Multidrug combinations lead to better results for cancer patients, but efficiently identifying them is proving difficult.
Infographic: Cancer Drug Pairings
Infographic: Cancer Drug Pairings
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 31, 2018
Researchers use several different strategies to deliver a one-two punch.
FDA Declares Kratom an Opioid. We’re Here to Explain What It Does.
FDA Declares Kratom an Opioid. We’re Here to Explain What It Does.
Jim Daley | Feb 7, 2018
The Scientist speaks with a clinical toxicologist to discuss how the supplement acts in the brain and what the agency's declaration means for research.
Nasser Zawia: An American Scientist Born in Yemen
Nasser Zawia: An American Scientist Born in Yemen
Bob Grant | Mar 23, 2017
The University of Rhode Island neurotoxicologist and dean came to the U.S. for college in the 1980s. 
Mystery Mechanisms
Mystery Mechanisms
Tanya Lewis | Jul 29, 2016
Scientists still don’t know exactly how some commonly used drugs work. Here’s a look at three such compounds.
Antibiotic Assistants
Antibiotic Assistants
Ruth Williams | Mar 9, 2016
Scientists discover compounds that restore antibiotic efficacy against drug-resistant superbugs.  
Hearing Help
Hearing Help
Kate Yandell | Sep 1, 2015
For decades, the only remedies for hearing loss were devices such as hearing aids or cochlear implants. Now, the first pharmaceutical treatments may be on the way.
 
Light-Operated Drugs
Light-Operated Drugs
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2014
Scientists create a photosensitive pharmaceutical to target a glutamate receptor.
Elder Pharmacology
Elder Pharmacology
Nir Barzilai | Jan 1, 2014
Studying and treating the chronic diseases associated with aging needs serious revamping.
Celebrated Neuroscientist Dies
Celebrated Neuroscientist Dies
Kate Yandell | Sep 23, 2013
Candace Pert, who helped discover opioid receptors, has passed away at age 67.