The First-Ever Treatment for Non-Metastatic Brain Tumors

[ad_1] This new method of classifying tumors allows scientists to predict recurrence more accurately than the current method. Credit: Northwestern University Recurring brain tumor growth is halted with a new drug A patient’s options are limited when a non-metastatic brain tumor — a meningioma — recurs following surgery and radiation treatment. These aggressive tumors, which […]

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Scientists Estimate Fentanyl Has Hundreds of Millions of Chemical Variants

[ad_1] Scientists estimate that there are hundreds of millions of possible chemical variants, or analogs, of fentanyl. PNNL scientists are tracking measurements of the forms already developed and predicting data for others that might be created. Credit: Sonis Photography | Shutterstock.com Expanded library of known variants, new research efforts aid the fight against fentanyl. While […]

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New Technology Could Spot Fakes With a Smartphone App

[ad_1] Edible, fluorescent silk tags can suss out fake medications. Recent developments such as the explosion of online pharmacies and supply chain issues have made it easier for counterfeiters to profit from fake or adulterated medications. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Central Science have created edible tags with fluorescent silk proteins, which could be placed directly on […]

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Growing Number of Pills Containing Fentanyl Seized by Law Enforcement

[ad_1] NIH-supported research highlights growing, dangerous trend, particularly for people new to drug use. Law enforcement seizures of pills containing illicit fentanyl increased dramatically between January 2018 and December 2021, according to a new study. The number of individual pills seized by law enforcement increased nearly 50-fold from the first quarter of 2018 to the […]

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Audio Files Are Being Used As Digital Drugs

[ad_1] New study sheds light on the little-known phenomenon of binaural beats, where sounds purportedly evoke psychoactive effects. A binaural beat is an illusionary tone created by the brain when presenting two tones separately to each ear that slightly differ in their frequency. It’s claimed binaural beats can have a psychoactive effect on the brain, […]

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