Surprise finding about mastectomy
The first-ever direct comparison of breast cancer surgeries shows no survival benefit for women who had both breasts removed compared with women who underwent lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy.
New potential painkiller
Researchers have discovered that a compound they developed could potentially serve as a painkiller, with particular utility for East Asians with an alcohol-metabolizing enzyme mutation.
Beth Darnall discusses "Less Pain, Fewer Pills"
During this podcast, Stanford pain psychologist Beth Darnall, PhD, discusses her new book, “Less Pain, Fewer Pills,” which is aimed at helping the millions of sufferers regain control over their chronic pain without the use of opioids.
Bioengineers close to brewing opioids without using poppies
A decade-long effort in genetic engineering is close to creating yeast that makes opioid-based medicines in stainless steel vats.
Humans, flies, worms: Researchers work to understand gene expression across organisms
A multi-institutional effort to identify how genes are regulated among humans, flies and worms has identified significant similarities and differences among the organisms.