7 Lessons on Aging￼
The ARDD meeting in Copenhagen this month featured new money, old experiments, endless enthusiasm, and a palpable sense of possibility.
Biobanks are on the Cusp of Translating Big Data Into New Medicine
The rise of biobanks around the world promised lots of cheap and plentiful human DNA for scientists to study. Here’s how that’s going.
How the Brain Perceives Fear
Targeting a key molecule that helps the brain process sensory threats could lead to new treatments for PTSD, migraines, and autism.
The Bleeding Edge of Itch Research
Scientists have been scratching at the familiar, annoying phenomenon long enough now to produce a new crop of promising itch drugs.
Rethinking Serotonin Reuptake
A new study questions whether depression is really caused by a chemical imbalance.
7 Ways Psychedelics Impact Creative Thinking
On track to become a treatment for mental illnesses, growing research shows how psychedelics might also enhance creativity and concentration.
The Future of Birth Control
Male contraceptive gels, “night-before” pills that disrupt ovulation, and the brave future of human contraception.
5 Ways to Prepare for the Dementia Pandemic
Digital tools, early detection, and better insurance policies can address the coming wave of cognitive decline.
Do Psychedelics Need Psychiatrists?
As psychedelic drugs are poised to join the mainstream, what is the role of the prescriber?