Drug treatment centers pose potential threats to drug addicts.
- Many drug treatment centers are run as for-profit institutions. Making a buck off of treating people's addictions often runs counter to actually helping addicts.
- Some Chinese drug centers are experimenting with removing an addict's nucleus accumbens, which saps them of their ability to feel pleasure.
- The solution to drug addiction may be creating better drugs to use, says author and journalist Maia Szalavitz.
A scientific study of the legendary drinker.
MIT researchers have discovered how to turn wasp venom into an antibiotic.
- Researchers are looking at the venom of wasps, bees, and arachnids to develop life-saving medical therapies.
- Researchers at MIT created synthetic variants of a peptide found in wasp venom that proved an effective antibiotic.
- With the "post-antibiotic era" looming, synthetic peptides could provide a way to maintain global health initiatives.
More and more research points to a serious mistake we made in how biomechanics works.
- A new study from Helsinki found that the more you cushion your feet, the more likely you'll get injured.
- This follows previous studies showing that cushioned shoes leave you more susceptible to pain and injury.
- A few million years of evolutionary design has been usurped by shoe marketing campaigns.
The quick test would be a breakthrough in cancer treatment.
- Australian researchers find 3D nanostructures that are unique to cancer cells.
- These markers can be identified using technology that may be available on cell phones.
- Human clinical trials are next for the team.
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