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Smoking a small amount of pot may boost sperm and testosterone, surprised researchers find

When Dr. Jorge Chavarro’s team started investigating marijuana’s effects on sperm, they had every reason to believe weed would prove detrimental to “testicular function,” because other studies had said it to be so. Instead, they found the opposite. Men who had ever smoked marijuana had significantly higher sperm concentrations and sperm counts, as well as… Read More »

Researchers identify genes associated with polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects one in 10 women of reproductive age. It is characterized by irregular menstrual cycles, facial hair or acne and an increased number of eggs arrested in development. Many women also suffer from weight gain, Type 2 diabetes and depression. While first characterized by the medical community in the mid-1930s, few… Read More »

Data Scientist Explains How AI's Seductive Power Can Mislead Biomarker Researchers

Happy 2019! As regular readers know, I’ve been writing quite a bit over the last year about the opportunities and challenges associated with bringing advances in data and digital to bear on the discovery and development of impactful new medicines. I’ve been struck by the potential of many of these powerful approaches, tools, and techniques,… Read More »