Could blockchain technology protect patients from counterfeit medication?

Not so fast. We should be wary of trying to science our way out of large-scale health issues

How is the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine delivered to cells?

RNA is fragile, and the bloodstream a hostile place for foreign objects. How does the vaccine actually get where it needs to go?

Tweaked version of failed Alzheimer's disease drug restores memory in mice

The preliminary results suggest the drug may stop — and reverse — some Alzheimer's disease

Antidepressant drugs suppress important gut bacteria

This finding explains why some people who take antidepressants have unpleasant gut-centered side effects

Is your gut microbiome stealing your drugs?

New research identifies how our gut microbiomes interfere with the medications we take, and offers the possibility of medicine personalized to our gut bacteria.

An aspirin a day might actually not keep the doctor away

Using aspirin to fight heart disease could, instead, have side effects like major bleeding

How do we measure pain, anyway?

You can't exactly ask a rat to point to where it hurts

Why studies that rely too much on drugs often fail to hold up

A pharmacologist argues that scientists shouldn't depend on pharmacological agents