Category Archives: Erudition & Culture

Lykos Therapeutics Completes European Phase 2 Study of MDMA-Assisted Therapy for PTSD

Lykos Therapeutics (formerly MAPS Public Benefit Corporation) announced the successful completion of their Phase 2 study (MP18) in Europe. This open-label study examined the feasibility and safety of using MDMA capsules, combined with psychotherapy, to treat adults with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).

New AI Tool Captures Uncertainty in Medical Images

Researchers from MIT, the Broad Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed an AI tool called Tyche to address a key limitation in current medical image analysis. While existing AI models can identify potential diseases or abnormalities in images, they typically provide only one answer. This doesn’t account for the inherent uncertainty in image interpretation, which can be crucial for informed clinical decision-making.

No Link Found Between Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

A large-scale study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found no causal link between acetaminophen exposure during pregnancy and an increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in children, such as autism, ADHD, or intellectual disability. This research, published in the journal JAMA, is the largest of its kind to address this question.