Cocaine and its use in California

Cocaine: Cocaine is a narcotic (alkaloid) obtained from coca leaves native to South America (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2013). Street names of cocaine are “C”, “Mojo”, “Aunt Nora”, “Dust”, “Charlie”, “Snow”, “Bernice”, “Toot”, “Nose Candy”, and “Sniff”. There is Read More …






Less than 1% of UK public research funding spent on antibiotic research in past 5 years

Main Point: Less than 1% of research funding awarded by public and charitable bodies to UK researchers in 2008–13 was awarded for research on antibiotics. Published in: The Lancet Infectious Diseases Study Further: The study, which is the first detailed Read More …






“Land grabbing” could help feed at least 300 million people, study suggests

Main Point: Crops grown on “land-grabbed” areas in developing countries could have the potential to feed an extra 100 million people worldwide, a new study has shown. Published in: Environmental Research Letters Study Further: The improved infrastructure brought about by Read More …