Posts in: drugs

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You’re full of shit, and you’re going to have to deal with that

You’re full of shit, and you’re going to have to deal with that

Having a colonoscopy? Those bowel cleanses remain a necessary inconvenience, but doctors are working to make them less unpleasant

By | Posted April 19, 2017

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

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