Drugs Non pharmaceutical)

09 May 2017

Can one pill make us run for longer AND gain less weight?

02 April 2017

Exposing male mice to nicotine can make their sons more resistant to nicotine and other drugs

15 August 2016

Hear one man's story of how addiction took hold of his life, and his path to recovery.

15 August 2016

How does heroin work its dangerous changes in the brain?

15 August 2016

When did our relationship with drugs first begin? Think back to the beginning of recorded history... and then some!

15 August 2016

How does marijuana cause its famous stoner effects?

15 August 2016

What makes a substance a drug, and why are only some illegal?

11 August 2016

New research into what happens when someone becomes addicted suggests that willpower has nothing to with it.

11 August 2016

The Royal Society for Public Health recently called for drugs to be decriminalised but what were their reasons?

11 August 2016

We've all seen the stereotypical hallucinogenic images but what happens to the brain of someone who takes LSD?

30 June 2016

A new way to produce a malaria drug using tobacco plants.

26 April 2016

In this week's myth Kat finds out if a spoon in the bottle really will keep your sparkling wine fizzy...

22 December 2015

When you're drinking can you really tell when you're over the limit? The Naked Scientists get breathalysed!

22 December 2015

Why does overindulging leave you feeling so awful the next day, and can science help you avoid a hangover?

13 October 2015

The award wining work uncovered how cells repair damaged DNA - a fundamental mechanism in cells and important in cancer.

10 August 2015

Scientists have discovered a trigger for the regeneration of skin, hair or organs in humans. This could be used to...

26 March 2015

Testing for drugs and toxins in the body is vital to a solving whole host of crimes.

26 March 2015

Forensic pathologists are tasked with determining how someone has died. How do they go about getting this information...

24 February 2015

The panel discuss the various frustrations and complications of working with such a controversial plant.

23 February 2015

Many headlines report on the risk of cannabis users developing schizophrenia, but the real story is much more...

23 February 2015

Chemicals in cannabis have shown promising results in halting the growth of cancerous cells in the lab. But will this...

23 February 2015

Why do the chemicals from marijuana affect our brains and are there any medical applications for these compounds?