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  • LSD bound to receptor structure solved - 2
    Research

    Crystal structure lifts lid on LSD’s secrets

    2017-01-26T17:00:00Z

    Structure of hallucinogen bound to a human serotonin receptor could explain LSD’s potent and long-lasting effects

  • Opium poppy seed head - Hero
    Feature

    New opioid drugs

    2017-01-03T09:57:00Z

    Creating powerful new painkillers is a constant battle against side-effects – particularly addictions. James Mitchell Crow reports

  • pharmacist with drug package
    Opinion

    Restarting the mental health pipeline

    2016-11-22T15:39:00Z

    The lack of UK investment in new drugs for mental health disorders is a problem – but the tide may be about to turn

  • The Insider
    Careers

    The trials and tribulations of drug discovery

    2016-11-21T10:25:00Z

    The many pitfalls medicinal chemists face when creating a new drug

  • Statin tablets
    Podcast

    Statins

    2016-08-17T16:41:00Z

    Brian Clegg gets to the heart of the matter on the benefits or otherwise of one of the most commonly prescribed drugs

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    It may have been largely superceded in the clinic but Phil Robinson discovers there is no rest yet for barbituric acid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