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Methamphetamine Toxicity at the Molecular Level

Fruit fly researchers have done a pretty neat study to determine what happens at the cellular level during methamphetamine use (original pdf available on PLoS One here.)  In a nutshell, they fed either a regular diet or a meth-laced diet to fruit flies, … Continue reading

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The Cocaine “Vaccine”

The Cocaine “Vaccine” What if you could actually make antibodies against an illegal substance you were addicted to, like cocaine?  What if you made enough of them to prevent the drug from getting into your brain and getting you high? … Continue reading

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Portugal’s Drug Decriminalization Experiment

(Well, not really an experiment, as they’ve evidently decided that it was a good idea and look to keep it going.)  Perhaps oldish news, but I came across this this last month and found the data interesting.  An analysis of … Continue reading

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Geo-patterns of addiction

A group in Baltimore is using GPS technology to map the way that drug addicts interact with their city.  Where do they feel safe?  Where do they feel the need to use?  Where do they ACTUALLY use?  What does that say … Continue reading

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