A strategy for preventing boron-containing compounds from breaking down could help medicinal chemists design new drugs.
March 2, 2021 • ~5 min
Scientists have discovered one of the possible mechanisms that lets LSD increase social interaction, at least in mice. It could lead to drugs for people.
Jan. 28, 2021 • ~5 min
The price of a drug should be based on its therapeutic benefits – not just what the market will bear
'Orphan drugs' with high price points are being tested as treatments for COVID-19. There's a better way to spur low-cost innovation for new drugs.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~9 min
What is a margin of error? This statistical tool can help you understand vaccine trials and political polling
Whether you are predicting the outcome of an election or studying how effective a new drug is, there will always be some uncertainty. A margin of error is how statisticians measure that uncertainty.
Jan. 6, 2021 • ~5 min
Research suggests the products of transcription — RNA molecules — regulate their own production through a feedback loop.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~8 min
A diverse group of researchers is working to turn new discoveries about the trillions of microbes in the body into treatments for a range of diseases.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~10 min
The top scientific breakthrough for 2020 was understanding SARS-CoV-2 and how it causes COVID-19 – and then developing multiple vaccines
The development of multiple vaccines against the virus that causes COVID-19 has been hailed as the breakthrough of 2020. But there were many more supporting discoveries that made this possible.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~11 min
A non-hallucinogenic version of the psychedelic drug ibogaine called TBG has potential for treating addiction and depression, research with mice suggests.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~5 min
The discovery can help to cure bacterial infections without inducing resistance or causing harm to good bacteria.
Dec. 10, 2020 • ~6 min
A new kind of antivenom would be far cheaper and easier to produce than current versions and super simple for people who've been bitten to use anywhere.
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~7 min