Hallucinogenic compound sensor could find new drugs

The new psychLight sensor, which detects hallucinogenic compounds, could help discover new treatments for mental illness.

Andy Fell-UC Davis • futurity
May 7, 2021 ~5 min

Ability of multi-drug resistant infection to evolve within cystic fibrosis patients highlights need for rapid treatment

Scientists have been able to track how a multi-drug resistant organism is able to evolve and spread widely among cystic fibrosis patients – showing that it can

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 29, 2021 ~7 min

Scientists develop new class of cancer drug with potential to treat leukaemia

Scientists have made a promising step towards developing a new drug for treating acute myeloid leukaemia, a rare blood disorder. In a study published today in

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 26, 2021 ~5 min

New tool developed to study ‘undruggable’ proteins

Researchers at Harvard have designed new, highly selective tools that can add or remove sugars from a protein with no off-target effects, to examine exactly what the sugars are doing and engineer them into new treatments for “undruggable” proteins.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
April 16, 2021 ~7 min

Molecular ‘assembly line’ could speed design of new drugs

A new way to fine-tune a molecular "assembly line" could allow scientists to improve existing antibiotics and design new ones more quickly and efficiently.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
April 15, 2021 ~5 min

THC and CBD content on labels of medicinal products may be inaccurate

A study of metabolites in the urine of patients taking medical cannabis products shows that the actual THC or CBD content is often different from what they expect.

Malorye Branca • harvard
April 12, 2021 ~3 min

Human tendons inspire sutures that deliver drugs

Researchers have created a new kind of surgical sutures inspired by human tendons. They could also deliver drugs and prevent infection.

McGill University • futurity
April 8, 2021 ~4 min

Approval of at-home tests releases a pandemic-fighting weapon

FDA approval of two over-the-counter rapid antigen tests promises to transform the testing landscape around COVID-19, lowering cost and giving the certainty of knowing when you’re infected to the individual, a Harvard epidemiologist said.

Alvin Powell • harvard
April 2, 2021 ~5 min

Why Johnson & Johnson throwing out 15 million COVID-19 vaccine doses shouldn't scare you

Vaccine manufacturing is complex, with lots of potential points for errors. But it also has extensive quality control checks and approvals.

Tinglong Dai, Associate Professor of Operations Management & Business Analytics, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing • conversation
April 1, 2021 ~6 min

CBD, marijuana and hemp: What is the difference among these cannabis products, and which are legal?

Hemp, CBD and marijuana are all forms of cannabis – but they are different in significant ways, from form and legality to their potential uses as treatment for various health conditions.

Trey Malone, Assistant Professor and Extension Economist, Michigan State University • conversation
April 1, 2021 ~7 min