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‘I don’t like it:’ Biogen’s latest Alzheimer’s ad rouses fresh Aduhelm concerns—and some defense

Maybe you occasionally forget appointments or social events, or lose your train of thought in a conversation. Maybe you’re feeling depressed or overwhelmed when making a decision.  According to a online symptoms quiz from Biogen and Japanese partner Eisai, those are just a handful of signs of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), an early indication of… Read More »

Rise in COVID-19 infections threatens unvaccinated and some hospitals

Coronavirus infections are rising in the United States, driven by the delta variant and threatening to strain hospitals in areas with low rates of vaccination. In the last week, the seven-day average of confirmed COVID-19 cases has jumped 69% to 26,306, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Deaths have risen 26% to… Read More »

Make Some Microbe Friends

By KIM BELLARD It’s the coolest story I’ve seen in the past few days: The New York Times reported how an Italian  museum cleaned its priceless Michelangelo sculptures with an army of bacteria.  As Jason Horowitz wrote, “restorers and scientists quietly unleashed microbes with good taste and an enormous appetite on the marbles, intentionally turning… Read More »

Need Some Advice with Your Polaroid Photoshoot? Sabrina Carpenter’s Gotchu

POV: You’re having a lil polaroid photoshoot with your bestie, but you’re struggling with what to do with your f*cking hands—and posing and lighting in general but mostly the dang hands. I know the feeling! It’s a struggle. So! Sabrina Carpenter worked with us to show YOU and your awkward hands exactly what to do… Read More »

During Coronavirus Lockdowns, Some Doctors Wondered: Where Are the Preemies?

This spring, as countries around the world told people to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, doctors in neonatal intensive care units were noticing something strange: Premature births were falling, in some cases drastically. It started with doctors in Ireland and Denmark. Each team, unaware of the other’s work, crunched the numbers… Read More »

Brexanolone for Postpartum Depression: More Data, But Still Some Questions

In 2015, we first reported on SAGE-547 (SAGE Therapeutics), a new medication for the treatment of severe postpartum depression (PPD).  SAGE-547, now called brexanolone, is an allosteric modulator of GABA-A receptors.  We saw the preliminary results of the Sage Therapeutics Phase 3 Hummingbird Program earlier this year.  Now we have the final set of results… Read More »