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Why We Still Talk About Smallpox, Years After Eradicating the Virus

August 25, 2022|

The smallpox virus terrorized humankind for thousands of years. Even if victims survived the infection, smallpox often led to permanent blindness and disfigurement. This plague upon humanity finally ended in 1980 after a worldwide vaccination [...]

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Me-Too Drugs: An Innovation Killing Strategy?

November 23, 2020|

Scientific advancement is built upon past knowledge. The successes (and failures) of generations of scientists shape how we understand the world today. This is also true in medicinal chemistry, where new drugs are constantly being [...]

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Insulin: From Inspiring Discovery to Deadly Expense

August 24, 2020|

Half a billion people today suffer from diabetes, a disease that causes high blood glucose levels. Although no cure exists as yet, the remarkable discovery and subsequent development of insulin injections have allowed millions of [...]

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Evaluating Modafinil as a Smart Drug (20 Years of Data)

June 29, 2020|

Modafinil (Provigil) first entered the U.S. markets in 1998 after FDA approval. Although it was initially intended to treat narcolepsy and related sleep disorders, it quickly garnered a reputation as an off-label ‘smart drug’. We [...]