This month’s roundup features stories on using light and sound to reveal the brain, how Google plans to help cure diseases, the newly-approved “female Viagra,” and even what happens when social media, drug marketing, and Hollywood combine.
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- “Scripps Research Institute, J&J Test ‘Universal’ Flu Vaccine in Mice, Monkeys,” by Amirah Al Idrus, FierceVaccines, August 26, 2015
- “Google Won the Internet. Now It Wants To Cure Diseases” by Davey Alba, Wired, August 19, 2015
- “FDA Approves ‘Female Viagra’ with Strong Warning,” by Toni Clarke, Reuters, August 18, 2015
- “Narcotic Drugs Can Be Coaxed from Yeast,” by Donald G. McNeil Jr., The New York Times, August 13, 2015
- “D.A. Warns Company over Kardashian Instagram Marketing,” by Christine Hauser, The New York Times, August 12, 2015
- “A Handful of Dangerous New Legal Drugs Has Public Health Experts Worried,” by Matthew Speiser, Business Insider, August 11, 2015
- “A Debate over U.S. Pharmaceuticals is Snagging the Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal,” by Editorial Board, The Washington Post, August 10, 2015
- “Ruling Lets Drugmaker Promote Use without FDA Approval,” by Anna Edney, BloombergBusiness, August 7, 2015
- “A Scientist Deploys Light and Sound to Reveal the Brain,” by Jon Hamilton, Shots, NPR, July 27, 2015
- “Scientists Have Synthesized a New Compound that ‘Mimics’ Exercise. Could a Workout Pill Be Far Behind?” by Ariana Eunjung Cha, The Washington Post, July 27, 2015