Monday Links

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Animal Science

From farm to table, seedstock selection is the first step – Collegian Central

When people walk into the meat section in any market, many have an expectation of finding fresh, affordable, […]

Tox Tuesday: Tainted heroin

Concerns continue to rise in parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York as various unknown substances being sold as heroin have been linked to at least six overdose deaths in recent months. While authorities are still unsure exactly what the substances are composed of, they have chosen to not keep this quickly escalating drug […]

Tox Wednesday: Barbiturates

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One of the oldest sedatives in use, barbiturates are depressant drugs that cause relaxation and sleepiness. They are often prescribed to patients with sleep disorders and mental illnesses to calm them and induce sleep by depressing the central nervous system.

The history of the drug goes back to 1864 when barbituric […]

Tox Tuesday: Benzodiazepines

[ SPANISH ] The long explanation involves the enhancement of the effect of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) at the GABAA receptor, which results in sedative, sleep-inducing properties.

The short explanation?

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Lethal weapon: heroin’s comeback

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