Marco Travaglio

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Antidote for opioid overdoses now available without a prescription

California pharmacists can hand out an overdose antidote to patients on powerful painkillers without requiring a prescription under new rules aimed at curbing drug-related fatalities.<p>Pharmacists in the state will also be able to distribute the antidote to heroin addicts.<p>Patients and addicts may …

Lab contamination ruins many microbiome studies, researchers say

New DNA sequencing technologies have greatly expanded our knowledge of the human microbiome - the teeming world of microorganisms that inhabit our bodies - yet a team of researchers now argues that many studies may be flawed because of contamination.<p>In a paper published Wednesday in the journal BMC …

In Mice, Scientists Make an Old Brain Act Young

Learning the secrets of brain plasticity means learning how to help those suffering from stroke or dementia.<p><b>The brain never really loses its ability to act</b> young—it just uses a brain receptor to turn that ability off, a new study suggests.<p>In a young person (or a young mouse, in the case of this …

The Brain

The man who grew eyes | Mo Costandi

Photograph: RIKEN CDB<p>Mouse embryonic stem cells organise themselves into layered cerebral cortical tissue when grown in 3D culture. Image: Yoshiki Sasai/ RIKEN …