Posts Tagged ‘bigpharma’

Congress pushing back on FDA attempts to eliminate competition for BigPharma – Will the agency comply?

     Congress sends a clear message to the FDA. Will the agency listen? Action Alert! Earlier this month, President Trump signed an appropriations (spending) bill that included very important language on the FDA’s war on customized, natural medicines made at compounding pharmacies. Since the passage of the Drug Quality and Security Act in 2013 (DQSA), […]

We became human BECAUSE we ate meat: Kleiber’s law and how humans got their big brains

     Meat eating made us human. The anthropological evidence strongly supports the idea that the addition of increasingly larger amounts of meat in the diet of our predecessors was essential in the evolution of the large human brain. Our large brains came at the metabolic expense of our guts, which shrank as our brains grew. […]

Study: The brain’s response to others’ good fortune depends on our levels of empathy

     The way our brain responds to others’ good fortune is linked to how empathetic people report themselves to be, according to new UCL-led research. The study, published today in the Journal of Neuroscience and funded by the Medical Research Council, shows that a part of the brain called the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) seems […]

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