Drug to combat alcoholism works, researchers claim

/ Mar 19, 2017

Drug to combat alcoholism works, researchers claim

French researchers provided fresh evidence Friday to support claims that a drug touted as a miracle cure for alcoholism, and prescribed for this purpose in France, actually works. The drug, baclofen, had “a positive effect” at high doses in reducing alcohol consumption over a ...

/ Mar 18, 2017

Scientists grow potato under Mars-like conditions in Peru

Potatoes on Mars? Scientists are reporting promising results growing the tuber under conditions that mimic the Red Planet in an experiment in Peru linked to U.S. space agency NASA. “Preliminary results are positive,” the International Potato Center (CIP) said after a potato grew under ...

/ Mar 16, 2017

Antibiotic-free meat gets a foothold in U.S.

Facing pressure from environmentalists and shareholder activists, major U.S. food companies and restaurant chains are moving to limit antibiotics in farm animals raised for meat. Last month, Tyson Foods announced a “no antibiotics ever” pledge for all Tyson-branded chicken products, building on an earlier ...

/ Mar 16, 2017

Scientists zoom in on AIDS virus hideout

French scientists said Wednesday they had found a way to pinpoint elusive white blood cells that provide a hideout for the AIDS virus in people taking anti-HIV drugs. Being able to spot, and one day neutralize, these “reservoir” cells has long been a holy ...