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image-final-croppedThis 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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  1. Scripps Research Institute, J&J Test ‘Universal’ Flu Vaccine in Mice, Monkeys,” by Amirah Al Idrus, FierceVaccines, August 26, 2015
  2. Google Won the Internet. Now It Wants To Cure Diseases” by Davey Alba, Wired, August 19, 2015
  3. FDA Approves ‘Female Viagra’ with Strong Warning,” by Toni Clarke, Reuters, August 18, 2015
  4. Narcotic Drugs Can Be Coaxed from Yeast,” by Donald G. McNeil Jr., The New York Times, August 13, 2015
  5. D.A. Warns Company over Kardashian Instagram Marketing,” by Christine Hauser, The New York Times, August 12, 2015
  6. A Handful of Dangerous New Legal Drugs Has Public Health Experts Worried,” by Matthew Speiser, Business Insider, August 11, 2015
  7. A Debate over U.S. Pharmaceuticals is Snagging the Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal,” by Editorial Board, The Washington Post, August 10, 2015
  8. Ruling Lets Drugmaker Promote Use without FDA Approval,” by Anna Edney, BloombergBusiness, August 7, 2015
  9. A Scientist Deploys Light and Sound to Reveal the Brain,” by Jon Hamilton, Shots, NPR, July 27, 2015
  10. 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