Drugs Non pharmaceutical)


22 December 2015

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

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?

23 February 2015

You've probably heard a lot about weed, and maybe even tried it, but how much do you know about the...

15 December 2014

E-cigarette use continues to grow. But are health claims and boosts in quit rates all smoke and mirrors, or based on...

30 October 2014

Jackie Akhavan works on how to best detect explosives, which she does by manufacturing bombs in the lab!

30 October 2014

Sniffer dogs are used to detect drugs but how good are they? Can they sniff out all drugs? Or just a select few? And...

30 October 2014

A technique using a light detects drugs that have been dissolved in liquids, a way crafty criminals attempt to smuggle...

04 August 2014

Long-term marijuana use rewires the brain, making it less sensitive to the feel-good chemical dopamine...

08 July 2014

Cycling fans were devastated when Lance Armstrong was found guilty of systematic doping. But how can we prevent this in...

08 January 2014

Researchers have discovered variations in how lab mice respond to drugs, highlighting problems with lab-bred strains

25 April 2013

Dr. Colin Davidson discusses what legal highs do to the pleasure and addiction zones in our brain...

25 April 2013

Dr. John Ramsey discusses legal highs and how chemical analysis can be used to help decide their legality.

09 September 2012

Low-level exposure to chemicals that are the byproduct of industrial and household processes could be damaging our...

12 June 2011

Australian researchers - Rob Warren and Barry Marshall - won the Nobel Prize for their discovery in the 1980s of the...