May 15, 2024

As the FDA Evaluates Ecstasy Treatment for PTSD, Questions Mount About the Evidence

(NPR) – Clinical trials have inspired optimism in the drug for its potential to help the millions of Americans who experience PTSD. Accounts from some of those who’ve participated in the trials describe the treatment as transformational. But new and … Read More

May 13, 2024

First Person to Receive a Genetically Modified Pig Kidney Transplant Dies Nearly 2 Months Later

(Associated Press) – The first recipient of a genetically modified pig kidney transplant has died nearly two months after he underwent the procedure, his family and the hospital that performed the surgery said Saturday. Richard “Rick” Slayman had the transplant … Read More

May 10, 2024

Thousands of Kids Prescribed ‘Potentially Harmful’ Drugs for Acute COVID

(MedPage Today) – Clinicians prescribed hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and ivermectin inappropriately to thousands of children with acute COVID-19, according to a retrospective cohort study. In a large U.S. all-payer database, 3,602 ivermectin prescriptions and 813 HCQ prescriptions for kids with acute … Read More

May 9, 2024

Neuralink’s First Brain-Chip Implant in a Human Appeared Flawless. There Was a Problem.

(Wall Street Journal) – Neuralink encountered a problem with the implant in its first human patient, Noland Arbaugh, that reduced the amount of data it could capture from his brain, according to a blog post the company published on Wednesday. … Read More