Synthetic Cannabinoid K2 Overdoses Are Rampant. Here’s Why.
NIDA pharmacologist Michael Baumann explains how “unscrupulous vendors” hijacked compounds used in neuroscience and turned them into dangerous drugs.
Synthetic Cannabinoid K2 Overdoses Are Rampant. Here’s Why.
Synthetic Cannabinoid K2 Overdoses Are Rampant. Here’s Why.

NIDA pharmacologist Michael Baumann explains how “unscrupulous vendors” hijacked compounds used in neuroscience and turned them into dangerous drugs.

NIDA pharmacologist Michael Baumann explains how “unscrupulous vendors” hijacked compounds used in neuroscience and turned them into dangerous drugs.

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Drug Approval Could Boost Research on Marijuana Treatment for Autism
Drug Approval Could Boost Research on Marijuana Treatment for Autism
Jessica Wright | Aug 17, 2018
Epidiolex, a cannabis-derived medicine for epilepsy, will prompt federal regulatory changes that could crack open access to study the plant.
Opinion: Consumer DNA Testing Is Crossing into Unethical Territories
Opinion: Consumer DNA Testing Is Crossing into Unethical Territories
John D. Loike | Aug 16, 2018
Data don’t support many direct-to-consumer products, from telomere assessments to bespoke diets based on genetic sequences.
Fossilized Beetle Is Earliest Evidence of Insect Pollinator
Fossilized Beetle Is Earliest Evidence of Insect Pollinator
Abby Olena | Aug 16, 2018
A 99-million-year-old beetle preserved in amber alongside grains of pollen likely pollinated prehistoric plants.
Reprogrammed Müller Glia Restore Vision in Mice
Reprogrammed Müller Glia Restore Vision in Mice
Ashley Yeager | Aug 15, 2018
A double gene-transfer therapy transformed the non-neuronal cells into rod photoreceptors in the retinas of animal models of congenital blindness.
Elephants Revived a “Zombie” Gene that May Fend Off Cancer
Elephants Revived a “Zombie” Gene that May Fend Off Cancer
Kerry Grens | Aug 15, 2018
DNA damage kick-starts what was once a defunct duplicated gene, which kills off injured cells.
Vaping Damages Immune Cells, Researchers Find
Vaping Damages Immune Cells, Researchers Find
Catherine Offord | Aug 14, 2018
A small, in vitro study concludes that e-cigarette vapor harms macrophages taken from human lung tissue.
USDA Unveils New Gene-Stacking Tool to Prevent Plant Diseases
USDA Unveils New Gene-Stacking Tool to Prevent Plant Diseases
Anne N. Connor | Aug 14, 2018
The European Union says no thanks.
Q&A: Anthony Fauci Describes an Experimental Ebola Treatment
Q&A: Anthony Fauci Describes an Experimental Ebola Treatment
Shawna Williams | Aug 14, 2018
The monoclonal antibody, known as mAb114, is likely to be used in the current Ebola outbreak in DRC.
Jury Finds Monsanto’s Roundup Responsible for Man’s Cancer
Jury Finds Monsanto’s Roundup Responsible for Man’s Cancer
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 13, 2018
A San Francisco court levels $289 Million in damages against the pesticide maker.