Posts in: drugs

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A twinkle of light in a microscope’s eye

A twinkle of light in a microscope’s eye

Researchers are using biological glow sticks and finely-tuned cameras to look deeper within cells.

By | Posted December 21, 2016

Your brain on opioids

Your brain on opioids

The biology of America’s biggest drug problem

By | Posted December 7, 2016

Return of the gas chamber

Return of the gas chamber

A shortage of lethal injection drugs drives some states to think the unthinkable

By | Posted February 21, 2016

When antidepressants aren't enough for late life depression

When antidepressants aren’t enough for late life depression

A two-drug combo can work better than antidepressants alone in some people

By | Posted January 4, 2016

Don’t be fooled by flavored tobacco — it’s still tobacco

Don’t be fooled by flavored tobacco — it’s still tobacco

New survey says hookahs and e-cigarettes are “gateways” to nicotine addiction

By | Posted December 10, 2015

Is keeping up with K2 and other forms of “fake weed” a pipe dream?

Is keeping up with K2 and other forms of “fake weed” a pipe dream?

Efforts to rein in synthetic cannabinoid drugs are falling behind

By | Posted November 10, 2015

Gym in a pill

Gym in a pill

Should exercise ever be as simple as filling a prescription?

By | Posted October 19, 2015

Zoltan Takacs’s venomous vision

Zoltan Takacs’s venomous vision

Toxin researcher mines snake DNA for potential medicines

By | Posted September 28, 2015

Ig Nobels fail to bring a key field to view

Ig Nobels fail to bring a key field to view

Missing microbes on science’s goofiest day

By | Posted September 22, 2015

Oxycodone, morphine and the chemistry of addiction

Oxycodone, morphine and the chemistry of addiction

Both pain medications are often abused, but oxycodone may be more addictive

By | Posted December 23, 2014

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