Could Stricter Alcohol Policies Help Reduce Cancer Deaths?News
Scientists from Boston Medical Center and Boston University have revealed a new link between more restrictive alcohol policies and lower rates of cancer mortality.Read more
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Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have adapted a technique that enlists the power of electrons to visualize a soft material's atomic structure while keeping it intact.Read more
Brewer's Best Friend Stems From Accidental EncounterNews
Pilsner yeast, used to make hundreds of billions of liters of pilsner and other lagers every year, was created from an accidental encounter between two species of yeast.Read more
Advances in PCR Diagnostics for Cancer and Medical MycologyArticle
From detecting cancer to microbial infections, and now even fungal infections, PCR has become the gold standard of analyzing gene expression. In this article, we explore how PCR is used as a novel diagnostic strategy to identify clinically important yeast species, as well as to detect mutations that could guide therapeutic decisions for lung cancer patients.Read more
What is Pharmacovigilance?Article
Pharmaceutical drugs are a valuable part of patient care throughout the world. For doctors to adequately care for their patients, drug safety must be monitored and reported from initial testing to everyday use. In this article, we explore the world of pharmacovigilance.
The Neuroscience of Psychedelic Drugs: Octopuses, MDMA and Healing Social InjuryArticle
In our latest interview series, we discuss the potential of psychedelics to revolutionize clinical neuroscience with thought leaders in the field. In this first interview of our series exploring the Neuroscience of Psychedelics, we talk to Johns Hopkins Associate Professor Gul Dölen, who has spent years exploring the effects of MDMA on the mammalian (and more recently, cephalopod) brain.
Cutting Through the Headlines: Are Scientists Really Growing Sentient "Mini-brains"?Article
Neuroscience 2019, the world’s biggest conference of brain science, finished just over a month ago. In the wake of some particularly inflammatory headlines, we take a closer look at whether claims that new model systems for studying the brain could produce sentience in a jar have any truth to them.
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