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An article in The Boston Globe reports that according to a new study "Young adults who occasionally smoke marijuana show abnormalities in two key areas of their brain related to emotion, motivation, and decision making, raising concerns that they could be damaging their developing minds at a critical time."...

Part 1: Chris Leamon, PhD, on Targeted Cancer Therapies

Why Deception is Imperative to Vintafolide’s Success as a Cancer Therapy

Chris Leamon, PhD, Vice President of Research, Endocyte, notes Endocyte's goals for developing targeted medicines using small molecule drug conjugate platforms. Vintafolide, Endocyte's lead product, contains a drug called vinca alkaloid, which prevents cells from dividing. Dr. Leamon further explains the...
The New York Times' Well blog reports on a study published online in Mayo Clinic Proceedings that has found that the benefits associated with male circumcision far outweigh the risks. Researchers found that rates of male circumcision have increased by 2% over the past decade but that newborn circumcision...