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New alzheimer's drug: Man reading newspaper
USC researchers have found older Americans most at risk for Alzheimer’s know little about aducanumab, despite the fact that an overwhelming majority of survey respondents said they were worried about Alzheimer’s disease. (Photo/iStock)

Study finds older Americans are largely unaware of new Alzheimer’s drug

Among older Americans surveyed in the weeks after FDA approval of aducanumab, few could correctly answer true or false questions about the first new Alzheimer’s drug in decades.

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postpartum bleeding drug activation
Some important conditions are treated by misoprostol, including ulcers, bleeding inflammation, pain and labor. Illustrated here is misoprostol in the binding site of the hormone prostaglandin E2 receptor 3. (Illustration/Yekaterina Kadyshevskaya)

Better drug to save mothers’ lives during childbirth may be on the way

Scientists at the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience and Stanford University take first step toward a safer drug for reducing postpartum bleeding.