Posts tagged ‘drugs’

  • A man uses an E-cigarette in this illustration picture taken in Paris Forum Article

    Can electronic cigarettes save lives?

    Michael Russell and Murray Jarvik, two pioneers of smoking-cessation research in the 1970s, would… more

  • Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in blister packs are arranged on table in illustration picture in Ljubljana Forum Article

    How to get new drugs launched faster

    Lovastatin, a first-in-class blockbuster cholesterol drug, became commercially… more

  • To match feature JAPAN-METALS/RECYCLING Forum Article

    Computer chips and targeted medicine: what’s the link?

    A team of scientists led by Yale University systems biologist and biomedical engineer Andre Levchenko has… more

  • Illustration fo the different micro-actuators that can be coated with active compounds ETH image Forum Article

    A new way of delivering targeted drugs

    Scientists have been conducting research on micrometre-sized actuators which one day may make it possible… more

  • Vaccines are placed on a tray inside the Taipei City Hospital Forum Article

    A new way of developing drugs

    Medicine is drifting towards a major problem. An increasing number of bacteria have no known effective antibiotics… more

  • liver cells Forum Article

    A breakthrough in dialysis treatment

    To date, antidotes exist for only a very few drugs. When treating overdoses, doctors are often limited to… more

  • A pharmacy employee deposits pills into a bottle as she works to fill a prescription while working at a pharmacy in New York Forum Article

    Are placebos as effective as antidepressants?

    Seventeenth-century Oxford scholar Robert Burton’s lifework, The Anatomy of Melancholy, weighs in at a… more

  • Vaccines are placed on a tray inside the Taipei City Hospital Forum Article

    Can old drugs be given new uses?

    Development of new drugs for treatment of disease is an expensive, time-consuming and labour-intensive… more

  • A graduate student stains rodent Parkinsonian brain sections Forum Article

    Why drug research is under threat

    This is the best of times for biomedical research. New drugs, medical devices, and diagnostic… more

  • MIT-Friction-Finder-01 Forum Article

    A new way of targeting cancer cells

    Nature has developed a wide variety of methods for guiding particular cells, enzymes, and molecules to… more

  • Scientist prepares protein samples for analysis in a lab at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton Forum Article

    Is evidence-based medicine broken?

    Evidence-based medicine, as David Sackett and his colleagues wrote in 1996, is “the conscientious… more

  • Counterfeit steroids seized by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection is seen at the agency’s offices at John F. Kennedy Airport Social Entrepreneurs Event

    Fighting the scourge of fake medicines

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

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    Video: How can we tackle mental health disorders?

    One in four of us will experience mental health problems at some point in our lives, and because many… more

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    Nigeria’s surprising weapons in the fight to save lives

    World Health Day draws attention to the fight against vector-borne diseases – diseases that are… more

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    The digital case for decriminalizing drugs

    I was in the room as the World Economic Forum hosted The Drugs Dilemma, the Forum's first-ever debate… more

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    Inside the placebo effect

    For many medical researchers and followers of science, few things are more unsettling than the placebo… more

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    Health in hard places

    Improving health in the developing world must go beyond drug pricing and donations, argues Joseph… more

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    Intellectual property – have we struck the right balance?

    The idea of protecting Intellectual Property (IP) is not a new one. According to a study by Stanford… more