Most patients prefer to access abortion medication from pharmacists instead of clinics
Medication abortion has been around for 20 years, and is a safe alternative to surgical abortion for many pregnant people
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
The protein Klotho could extend the life of the brain. Is that a good thing?
Klotho originates in the brain but the hype has spread worldwide
The case of three drugs repurposed for trials to treat COVID-19
Confused about which drugs do or don't work?
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 teamwork is better than attempting lone heroism in science
A story of failure, collaboration, and incredibly tiny medicine
Why studies that rely too much on drugs often fail to hold up
A pharmacologist argues that scientists shouldn't depend on pharmacological agents