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Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, the godfather of caffeine

Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge

Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge’s contributions to chemistry are often overlookedullstein bild via Getty Images By Sam Wong Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, who is celebrated in today’s Google doodle, was the discoverer of caffeine and the first person to isolate quinine, but his contribution to chemistry is often overlooked. He also invented paper …

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Rational thinking is saving antibiotics – it could work on Brexit too

The turning of the tide in the fight against bacterial resistance to antibiotics shows the benefits of clear thinking and leadership, and it could work for Brexit too Tony Cenicola/The New York Times/Redux/Eyevine With politicians unable to agree what to do next, and time running out to agree an amicable …

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Pharma Spending on Doctors Is Correlated With Opioid Deaths

It’s no secret that the pharmaceutical industry wields big influence over doctors who prescribe painkillers. But the data is mounting on the extent of that relationship and the many thousands of lives it has cost. This week came new revelations that the family that owned a major drug firm spent …

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As obesity rates in America soar, new weight loss drugs may offer hope

Weight bias — blaming people who are obese for having the disease — also is a factor. Primary care physicians often speak with patients who have obesity and tell them to eat less and exercise more, then that fails, said Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, an obesity specialist, expert and Harvard …

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On the Front Lines of Homelessness and Mental Health

Officers Armond and Dodson, whose personal histories uniquely qualify them for this outreach effort, have personally gotten 49 people off the streets and into drug and alcohol treatment. As someone with an extensive rap sheet, it was strange for me to be voluntarily climbing in the back seat of a …

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Octopuses taking MDMA get all huggy and loved-up with each other


Social cluesTom Kleindinst By Michael Le Page Octopuses given the drug ecstasy become far more social and try to hug other octopuses, a small study has found. The fact that octopuses respond in a similar manner to people suggests the molecular basis for social behaviour evolved more than 500 million years ago in our …

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Does Pharma Hike Prices During Med Shortages?

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Pharmaceutical companies appear to be engaging in price gouging during drug shortages, with costs rising at double the normal rate when medications are in limited supply, a new study claims. Prices can be expected …

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Startups Flock to Turn Young Blood Into an Elixir of Youth

In the early 2000s, a handful of young scientists at Stanford turned the university’s Palo Alto campus into the mouse-stitching-together capital of the world. Reviving a centuries-old procedure known as parabiosis, they connected the circulatory systems of dozens of pairs of rodents, young sutured to old, so that they’d pump …

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Ex-partner of Ben Cousins ‘returns positive result for illicit drugs’

THE former partner of fallen AFL star Ben Cousins has returned a positive result for illicit drugs during a roadside test, according to police.Maylea Tinecheff was driving with the couple’s two children, aged four and six, when she was pulled over in her BMW on Ranford Road in Canning Vale, …

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