Detail from the cover of the Oxford Handbook of Neuroethics

Smart thinking

07 Apr 2011

As audiences watch the movie "Limitless", in which an author uses a smart drug to boost his brain, a new book shines a spotlight on the ethical dilemmas which arise when developments in neuroscience are embraced by the non-medical world.

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Positron emission tomography

What do drugs do to the brain?

17 Mar 2011

Drug abuse is probably linked to an in-built tendency to act without thinking, as shown by studies of siblings of chronic stimulant users, a leading neuroscientist will claim this week.

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A palladium catalyst in action

Synthesis made simpler

01 Nov 2010

Research is bringing closer the conversion of simple organic molecules into drugs, plastics or potential new fuels in a single step.

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