clinical trials

Op-Ed

People Really Need to Know When They're Being Experimented On

Medical historian Alice Dreger argues against a worrying trend of researchers conducting clinical trials without fully informing the participants.
Alice Dreger
1.31.17
Canada

Scientists Are Now Trying Fecal Transplants on Kids

Desperate parents are attempting DIY fecal transplants on their kids.
Kate Lunau
9.16.16
Drugs

New Trials Are Using Ketamine to Treat Alcohol Addiction

Researchers in the UK and US are running studies to see if ketamine could help prevent alcoholics from relapsing.
Stephen Buranyi
7.21.16
depression

This Desert Town Is Full of People With a Mysterious Disease

Snowflake, Arizona has become an oasis for the afflicted.
Sarah Emerson
7.13.16
Health

The Case for Giving Pregnant Women Experimental Drugs

It has long been considered unethical to include pregnant women in clinical trials, so doctors don’t know whether many common medicines are safe for them.
Emily Anthes
11.27.15
Drugs

A Clinical Trial Is Exploring How MDMA Could Help People With Autism

A pilot study is investigating how the drug could affect social anxiety in autistic adults.
Zoe Cormier
11.27.15
video

​Inside London’s Underground Mosquito Lab

Motherboard visits the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to test out some mosquito repellents.
Victoria Turk
10.15.15
Features

The Search for a Women's Condom Alternative That Could Prevent HIV

Researchers are trying to crack the holy grail of sexual health with an anti-HIV microbicide ring.
Zoe Cormier
7.23.15
Modern Medicine

The Anti-Aging Pill Scientists Want to Test in Humans

A group of scientists wants to run human trials to see if a diabetes medication could also reduce age-related diseases.
Alice Tchernookova
7.17.15
Modern Medicine

Parasites by Post: The Online Black Market for Therapeutic Worms

Some swear by Helminthic therapy, infesting themselves with parasitic worms to treat autoimmune and inflammatory conditions—except the treatment is far from doctor approved.
Daniel Viola
7.16.15
Weed

The Cyclists Crowdfunding a Medical Cannabis Trial

The Medical Cannabis Bike Tour is raising funds for a trial in humans looking at whether cannabinoids can help treat brain cancer.
Victoria Turk
6.13.15
Power

The EU Moves To Open Up the World of Clinical Trial Data

Soon it will be a lot harder for drug companies to hide bad trial results, at least in the EU.
Michael Byrne
10.5.14
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