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Antidotes at Poisonous Prices

More than half of all Americans take some form of a prescription drug, not to mention various over the counter drugs, vitamins, and other supplements [2]. In fact, the United States is one of the most heavily medicated countries in the world, but also pays far more to stock its medicine cabinet than most other…

Opioids and the Future of Pain Management

Vicodin, Demerol, OxyContin, Percocet – once among the inconspicuous painkillers that only occasionally occupied household medicine cabinets (and even then, only post-surgery or in the case of a very serious medical problem), today maintain household-name status.  They are members of the family of opioid analgesics, drugs that attach to specific receptors in the brain and…

Yeast: The New Marijuana?

The process of fermentation has been around for centuries – most notably in the production of beer and bread. Most biology textbooks would describe this process as the anaerobic conversion of simple sugars into carbon dioxide and ethanol by yeast, but scientists have begun to untap a whole new potential for what fermentation can construct….

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