How protein production gets distorted in skin cancer

"A cell's identity depends on the levels of proteins it produces, and these can be altered by changes in the way proteins are translated from genetic instructions," says senior author Elaine Fuchs, the Rebecca...

Potassium Channels May Unlock Future Precision Medicine Treatments for Alcoholism

Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina identified potassium channel genes as novel preclinical pharmacogenetic targets that show early promise for reducing heavy alcohol drinking. A handful of FDA-approved drugs exist for treating individuals...

Why LSD hallucinations last so long

Lysergic acid diethylamide–more commonly known as “LSD” or simply “acid”–is one of the longest lasting and most potent hallucinogens, but researchers have never understood why LSD’s effects linger for 12 hours or more. The...