Clinical trials are often labeled with a laundry list of descriptors: single blind, double blind, placebo-controlled, randomized – what do these labels all mean? Let’s look at a recent study as an example of what these descriptions mean and why they’re relevant to the research conducted.
Carcinogens, Scientific Disagreement, and the Role of Scientists
When it comes to scientific disagreement, how do we, as readers, scientists, and consumers, analyze conflicting publications?
Targeting a myosin motor to treat malaria
Title: Peptide Probes for Plasmodium falciparum MyoA Tail Interacting Protein (MTIP): Exploring the Druggability of the Malaria Parasite Motor Complex Authors: Charlie N. Saunders, Ernesto Cota, Jake Baum, and Edward W. Tate Journal: ACS Chemical Biology Year: 2020 Malaria is one of the world’s oldest known…
Are there more chemicals in e-liquid than what’s listed on the cartridge?
Usually e-liquid has 4 ingredients listed – propylene glycol, glycerol, nicotine, and flavoring. However, the ingredients at the time of manufacturing do not necessarily reflect what you inhale in the aerosol. The ingredients can degrade to aldehyde products, which are highly reactive and may cause toxic outcomes for our cells.
Engineering more effective antibiotics
As antibiotic resistance becomes a prevalent issue, new forms of drug delivery are vital. Researchers have created a drug delivery system that can encapsulate antibiotics and respond to differences in pH.