• Pill testing not a drug use driver

    People say they’re not more likely to take ecstasy if they can get it tested.

    New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has found that access to pill testing would not give people an incenti...

    News March 9, 2021
  • COVID Booster: drug hits and misses

    Five things science learned last week about COVID-19.

    WHO says hydroxycholoroquine won’t prevent COVID-19A panel of experts from the World Health Organisation have str...

    COVID March 6, 2021
  • The value of cellular self-sacrifice

    An ancient organism’s ways similar to our own

    Scientists have uncovered how one of the oldest and simplest animals on Earth sacrifices its own cells for the benefi...

    Biology October 6, 2020
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    Most GHB deaths could be preventable

    Knowledge about overdoses and first aid is the answer.

    Despite a notorious reputation, illicit recreational drug GHB is increasing in popularity in Australia. But knowing t...

    ASC Edits February 21, 2020
  • This is not how you use marijuana

    Beyond retrieval in a nasal cavity.

    There’s lots of ways to use marijuana. And there’s lots of ways of sneaking stuff into prison.But an unnamed Austra...

    ASC Edits November 5, 2019
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    Half of regular ecstasy users are pill testing

    The habits of illicit drug users nationally are revealed.

    More than four in 10 people who regularly use ecstasy and one in 10 people who regularly inject drugs have ever teste...

    ASC Edits October 17, 2019
  • US policing fuel drug trade increases

    Traffickers and cops are caught up in a complex adaptive system.

    The so-called war on drugs in the United States has been a failure, with the added consequence that five decades of l...

    Society April 1, 2019
  • Drug deaths among US women surge

    Report describes an “evolving epidemic”.

    Drug overdose deaths among middle-aged American women have skyrocketed by an alarming 260%, according to figures rele...

    Society January 13, 2019
  • Hope for cure from cocaine addiction

    The enzyme delivery system overcomes its short half-life.

    Researchers say a radical gene therapy that helped mice beat cocaine addictions may hold promise for human treatment....

    Body and Mind September 18, 2018
  • Venoms promise new drug targets

    Research techniques offer exciting new possibilitie

    Venoms contain powerful proteins with fast acting precision and a wide range of devastating effects, but only six ven...

    Health September 3, 2018
  • The dope on the Donald

    Chronic opioid use associated with Trump support.

    A substantial proportion of votes for Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election came from areas with high rat...

    Society June 25, 2018
  • The bad science of medical cannabis

    Millions of people use cannabis as a medicine. That’s not based on clinical evidence.

    LAST YEAR DEDI MEIRI, a cannabis researcher at the Technion, Israel’s oldest university, received a “before and after...

    Biology October 24, 2017
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