Where Psychedelic Research Goes Next

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A new generation of research looks at psilocybin, LSD and other mind-altering drugs. Both the challenges and the therapeutic promise are enormous.

A rare disease, now treatable thanks to a valiant international effort, offers a window into the metabolism of fat.

Burnout, the pandemic and other pressures have sent record numbers of health care workers rushing for the exits. What would make them stay?

New genetic sequencing technologies have opened the door to animal venom therapies.

Wartime injuries go beyond the physical. A longing for home pervades conflicts past and present.

Data altruism sounds like a good idea. But can the strategy effectively be put into practice?

Adversity in early childhood too often equals poor health later. Now researchers are looking for ways to change the equation.

The reference genome is bracing for its next leap forward. Geneticist Ting Wang wants the process to embrace both science and social equity.

A medical resident reflects on her calling after a kidney transplant.

Experts comment on “The Trust Crisis” and call for rebuilding trust within health care.

The war in Ukraine has revived worries about nuclear violence. New or improved treatments for radiation poisoning are in the works.

New digital and hybrid approaches to clinical trials are quickly gaining ground. Are they moving too fast?

More and more, international research partnerships are hamstrung by politics. Sir Peter Gluckman from the International Science Council explains why they must persevere.

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To show her love, the author learns the value of lying to her mother.

In 1922 the Berlin woman became the first to undergo gender-affirming surgery.

Once regarded as a purely mental condition, functional neurological disorder emerges from the shadows.

Selected Reads

For decades, a tiny encampment of researchers has held that statin treatment is a hoax. In a time when contrarian views roar to life on social media, how can medicine keep minority opinions from doing irreparable harm?

Two years in deep space will subject the body to unprecedented stresses. Scientists are probing the secrets to survival.

A freak explosion tore through the quiet Nova Scotian city, prompting one of the most dramatic medical responses in history.