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  • antibiotic resistance
    Opinion

    We need a global plan to beat resistance

    2016-07-01T00:00:00Z

    We all need to do our bit and act for the common good if we’re going to protect antibiotics

  • 0515CWComment Vaping300tb
    Opinion

    Can we wait for e-cigarette trials?

    2016-04-18T00:00:00Z

    Safety data is needed but is not a reason to ignore vaping now, says Thomas Hartung

  • mixing liquids
    Opinion

    Rethinking risk assessment

    2015-12-08T00:00:00Z

    Toxicologists must embrace better ways of accounting for low dose effects, argue Annamaria Colacci and Nicole Kleinstreuer

  • Animal-Testing_PA-13854430_630m
    Business

    Advancing animal testing alternatives

    2015-11-18T00:00:00Z

    Animal rights groups are engaging with researchers and regulators to develop replacement tests and ensure they’re adopted

  • Close up detail of foil packet of green and white prozac painkiller tablets
    Podcast

    Prozac

    2015-03-18T00:00:00Z

    Simon Cotton introduces the first of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants: Prozac

  • Sleeping pill on nightstand next to a glass of water
    Podcast

    Barbituric acid

    2015-03-04T00:00:00Z

    It may have been largely superceded in the clinic but Phil Robinson discovers there is no rest yet for barbituric acid

  • DPA Picture Alliance / Alamy
    Opinion

    A large life, fully lived

    2015-02-20T00:00:00Z

    Carl Djerassi leaves many legacies besides the contraceptive pill,says Mark Peplow

  • 0215CW_India_Interview_300m
    Opinion

    Target ignorance to tackle resistance

    2015-02-12T00:00:00Z

    Countries like India are bearing the brunt of antibiotic resistance, and education could be a key tool in tackling its spread

  • Isoniazid (isonicotinylhydrazine, INH) tuberculosis antibiotic, chemical structure
    Podcast

    Isoniazid

    2014-12-17T00:00:00Z

    Nina Notman introduces isoniazid - an antibiotic key to treating tuberculosis

  • Spice - synthetic cannabis
    Podcast

    Cannabicyclohexanol

    2014-12-03T00:00:00Z

    Used to make synthetic cannabis, cannabicyclohexanol may be more risky than its non-synthetic counterpart

  • Pain killer capsules called "Tramadol HCL" with drug powder on white background.
    Podcast

    Tramadol

    2014-11-26T00:00:00Z

    Simon Cotton introduces the painkiller tramadol – could this be the next banned drug in competitive cycling?

  • Diabetes medical equipment and insulin pen
    Podcast

    Insulin

    2014-11-19T00:00:00Z

    A protein with an impressive roster of ‘firsts’: Anna Lewcock introduces insulin

  • Lophophora williamsii cactus with flower
    Podcast

    Psilocybin & Mescaline

    2014-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Simon Cotton explores our hallucinogenic horizons with psilocybin and mescaline

  • Exchanging tablets in nightclub
    Podcast

    MDMA

    2014-10-09T00:00:00Z

    The drug that fuelled rave culture may yet be a treatment for PTSD. Hayley Simon introduces MDMA

  • Glycerol molecule
    Podcast

    Glycerol

    2014-08-27T00:00:00Z

    Simon Cotton describes one of his favourite school chemistry experiments, involving this week’s compound: Glycerol

  • Burning of magnesium/Mg ribbon
    Podcast

    Magnesium oxide

    2014-08-13T00:00:00Z

    You may have created it in a fiery flash or taken it to soothe a burning stomach. Simon Cotton on magnesium oxide

  • An image of a drug syringe and some cooked heroin on a spoon
    Podcast

    Desomorphine

    2014-07-09T00:00:00Z

    From potential painkiller to kitchen-cooked heroin replacement, Nate Adams tracks the history of desomorphine

  • Antimicrobial susceptibility testing in petri dish
    Podcast

    Streptomycin

    2014-03-12T00:00:00Z

    Simon Cotton introduces the first antibiotic known to kill TB: streptomycin

  • Hirudin leech close up
    Podcast

    Hirudin

    2014-02-26T00:00:00Z

    Helen Scales investigates hirudin, a powerful anticoagulant found in leech saliva

  • Cone snail, Cyprus
    Podcast

    Conotoxins

    2014-01-08T00:00:00Z

    Helen Scales finds out how unique toxins found in deadly cone snail stings could herald the next generation of painkillers