A Pharmaceutical Scientist Explains How Drugs Know Where to Go in The Body

When you take aspirin for a headache, how does the aspirin know to travel to your head and alleviate the pain? The short answer is, it doesn’t: Molecules can’t transport themselves through the body, and they don’t have control over where they eventually end up. But researchers can chemically modify drug molecules to make sure … Read more

A Pharmaceutical Scientist Explains How Drugs Know Where to Go in The Body

When you take aspirin for a headache, how does the aspirin know to travel to your head and alleviate the pain? The short answer is, it doesn’t: Molecules can’t transport themselves through the body, and they don’t have control over where they eventually end up. But researchers can chemically modify drug molecules to make sure … Read more

Anorexia Can Lead to Dramatic Changes in Brain Structure, New Study Shows

A devastating and potentially deadly eating disorder, anorexia nervosa exerts its toll on the body. However, a new study also highlights the impact of a lack of sufficient nutrition can have on the brain, by reducing critical measures of brain structure and health. Based on a total of 1,648 female brain scans (685 with anorexia … Read more

Women often ‘Feel The Cold’ More Than Men. This Could Be Why

We all have different preferences for when it’s the right time to bring out the winter blankets. And the thermostat’s setting often forms the basis of office arguments between women and men regarding the “correct” temperature for it to be set. Between the sexes, there are always more similarities than differences. But research does consistently … Read more