Decoy could halt this deadly (and spreading) virus

More viral outbreaks are likely. Researchers are working to thwart one, Venezuelan equine encephalitus virus, with a decoy molecule.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Nov. 20, 2020 ~7 min

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College-age kids and teens are drinking less alcohol – marijuana is a different story

Gen Z is breaking stereotypes, but there are still some worrying trends when it comes to substance abuse.

Ty Schepis, Professor of Psychology, Texas State University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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College-age kids and teens are drinking less alcohol – but something else is rising

Gen Z is breaking stereotypes, but there are still some worrying trends when it comes to substance abuse.

Ty Schepis, Professor of Psychology, Texas State University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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Small molecule, big potential for treating prostate cancer

MIT researchers identify a molecule that could target advanced prostate cancer as well as a variety of other cancers.

Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute • mit
Nov. 19, 2020 ~9 min

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College-age kids are drinking less alcohol – but smoking more marijuana

Gen Z is breaking stereotypes in some areas, but the number of young adults using both alcohol and marijuana is also rising, raising concerns about a future surge in substance abuse problems.

Ty Schepis, Professor of Psychology, Texas State University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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7 things President-elect Biden can achieve on health care

From expanding children's coverage to reducing surprise bills, Biden and lawmakers may be able to broaden health care access.

Simon F. Haeder, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Penn State • conversation
Nov. 16, 2020 ~8 min

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Shrimpy nanotech could carry drugs to tumors

A new nanoparticle derived from chitin, a polymer that makes up shrimp shells, could offer a way to safely deliver anti-cancer drugs to tumor sites.

James Urton-U. Washington • futurity
Nov. 6, 2020 ~7 min

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Dozens of toothy drug delivery devices fit on a Q-tip

"Theragripper" devices the size of dust specks inspired by worms could deliver drugs directly into a patient's intestines, researchers report.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Nov. 5, 2020 ~6 min

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Stuff in ‘magic mushrooms’ could treat major depression

Psilocybin, the key hallucinogenic ingredient in "magic mushrooms," could be a treatment for major depression, research suggests.

Vanessa McMains-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Nov. 5, 2020 ~8 min

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Drug-resistant hospital bacteria persist even after deep cleaning, genomic study reveals

Scientists have used genome sequencing to reveal the extent to which a drug-resistant gastrointestinal bacterium can spread within a hospital, highlighting the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 26, 2020 ~7 min

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