US Congress confirms new drug regulator chief

US cardiologist and scientist Robert Califf was narrowly confirmed Tuesday as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, despite opposition from Democrats who accused him of contributing to the country's opioid crisis.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A compound unlike any other

A compound discovered in the gills of wood-eating clams could be the solution to a group of parasites responsible for some of the world's most common infections.


New approach to treating chronic itch

Researchers at the University of Zurich have discovered a new approach to suppressing itch by targeting two receptors in the spinal cord with the right experimental drug. In a series of experiments in mice and dogs, they ...

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