This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, the NOAA reports that July 2019 was the world’s hottest ever month on record. What’s more, their measurements reveal that the record-high temperatures also shrank polar sea ice to historic lows.

Thermometer, Summer, Heiss, Heat, Sun

In a step towards safer opioid use, scientists at Scripps Research Institute have identified a rare receptor in C. elegans that inhibits opioid-induced signaling and reduces sensitivity to side-effects.

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And, AbbVie’s arthritis drug, Humira, is projected to become the biggest-selling drug of all time accruing a lifetime total of $240 billion. See here for projections of the top 10 all-star drugs in pharma.

Pills in dollar sign (Photo: Eric Palmer)

(Credit: Eric Palmer)