placebo
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2014
The Myth of Mirror Neurons, Curious, Shadow Medicine, and Doctored
Placebo’s Double Whammy
Placebo’s Double Whammy
Kerry Grens | Oct 14, 2013
Sham treatments can both reduce pain and increase pleasure, and do so affecting similar circuitry in the brain.
Worried Sick
Worried Sick
Megan Scudellari | Jul 1, 2013
Expectations can make you ill. Fear can make you fragile. Understanding the nocebo effect may help prevent this painful phenomenon.
Rats Get Placebo Effect
Rats Get Placebo Effect
Dan Cossins | Nov 28, 2012
Rodents experience placebo-induced pain relief, providing a new model with which to investigate the phenomenon.
Personality Predicts Placebo Effect
Personality Predicts Placebo Effect
Dan Cossins | Nov 16, 2012
People with certain personality traits are more likely to get pain relief from a placebo, a finding that could help improve clinical trials.
A Placebo for Schizophrenia?
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 26, 2012
The placebo effect in clinical trials of the mental disorder has increased over the past decade.
Placebos Use Pot Receptor
Tia Ghose | Oct 5, 2011
Some pain-relief placebos work in part by activating a cannabinoid receptor, stimulating the same pathway as marijuana.
Placebo of HIV Trials
Jef Akst | Jul 14, 2011
A new study confirms that a “trial effect”—in which patients improve simply as a result of taking part in a drug study—once existed among HIV trial participants.
Puzzle Me This
Graeme Stemp-Morlock | Feb 1, 2011
What substance is supposed to have no effect but can make people feel better, has no chance for a big monetary payoff but is worth billions, and is used in virtually every rigorous clinical trial but has no single, universal formulation?