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