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Science has a negativity problem

Science has a negativity problem

Exciting new discoveries get all the attention — leaving just-as-important negative results in the dust. And fixing the problem is easier said than done.

By | Posted July 10, 2017

Giving antibiotics a boost

Giving antibiotics a boost

Dr. Luca Guardabassi is finding new ways to weaken drug-resistant bacteria

By | Posted June 21, 2017

Death with dignity

Death with dignity

When end-of-life wishes collide with untenable costs

By | Posted May 24, 2017

You’re full of shit, and you’re going to have to deal with that

You’re full of shit, and you’re going to have to deal with that

Having a colonoscopy? Those bowel cleanses remain a necessary inconvenience, but doctors are working to make them less unpleasant

By | Posted April 19, 2017

A twinkle of light in a microscope’s eye

A twinkle of light in a microscope’s eye

Researchers are using biological glow sticks and finely-tuned cameras to look deeper within cells.

By | Posted December 21, 2016

Your brain on opioids

Your brain on opioids

The biology of America’s biggest drug problem

By | Posted December 7, 2016

Return of the gas chamber

Return of the gas chamber

A shortage of lethal injection drugs drives some states to think the unthinkable

By | Posted February 21, 2016

When antidepressants aren't enough for late life depression

When antidepressants aren’t enough for late life depression

A two-drug combo can work better than antidepressants alone in some people

By | Posted January 4, 2016

Don’t be fooled by flavored tobacco — it’s still tobacco

Don’t be fooled by flavored tobacco — it’s still tobacco

New survey says hookahs and e-cigarettes are “gateways” to nicotine addiction

By | Posted December 10, 2015

Is keeping up with K2 and other forms of “fake weed” a pipe dream?

Is keeping up with K2 and other forms of “fake weed” a pipe dream?

Efforts to rein in synthetic cannabinoid drugs are falling behind

By | Posted November 10, 2015

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