September 19, 2018

Denied ‘Life-Extending Opportunities’: Black Patients Are Being Left Out of Clinical Trials Amid Wave of New Cancer Therapies

(STAT News) – The Food and Drug Administration approved it in 2015 after patients in a clinical trial gained an average of six months without their cancer spreading. That trial, though, had a major shortcoming: its racial composition. One out … Read More

September 11, 2018

‘Microdosing’ Is Touted by ‘Shroomers and Reddit Users. Science Is Starting to Test Their Claims–And Finding Some Truth

(STAT News) – Microdosing involves taking roughly one-tenth the “trip” dose of a psychedelic drug, an amount too little to trigger hallucinations but enough, its proponents say, to sharpen the mind. Psilocybin microdosers (including hundreds on Reddit) report that the … Read More

September 6, 2018

If AI Is Going to Be the World’s Doctor, It Needs Better Textbooks

(Quartz) – Actually, you don’t have to imagine. This scenario is real. Winterlight Labs, a Toronto-based startup, is building auditory tests for neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis. But after publishing their initial research (pdf) in the … Read More

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