February 04, 2011
Lung cancer, the world’s deadliest cancer, can be apparently successfully treated, only to return. And when it does so, it’s often resistant to the drugs that worked the first time. Fortunately, Prof. Yosef Yarden has devised a novel three-pronged strategy that, in mice, kept lung cancer cells from developing resistance in the first place.
Historian and journalist Hampton Sides writes in National Geographic about marijuana’s resurgence as a medicine. “The science of cannabis is experiencing a rebirth,” and this science begins with Prof. Raphael Mechoulam. Sides interviews the revolutionary Prof. Mechoulam, who discovered the active ingredient THC while at Weizmann in 1963.