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.

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The NIH Loosens Grip on Gene Therapy Trials
The NIH Loosens Grip on Gene Therapy Trials
Kerry Grens | Aug 16, 2018
The agency proposes ceding its scrutiny of these studies to the FDA.
Reorganization of USDA Research Offices Concerns Scientists
Reorganization of USDA Research Offices Concerns Scientists
Ashley Yeager | Aug 16, 2018
The plan would move two scientific branches out of Washington, DC, by 2019.
US EPA’s Chemical Assessment Guide Creates Contention
US EPA’s Chemical Assessment Guide Creates Contention
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 16, 2018
Scientists and advocacy groups criticize new guidelines that could exclude some academic studies during toxicity reviews.
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.