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World's First Fluorescent Sensor To Detect Date Rape Drug Developed By Researchers
2014-03-31 12:35:48

National University of Singapore A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed the world's first fluorescent sensor to identify the presence of a drug known as GHB that is commonly used to spike beverages. When the sensor is mixed with a sample of a beverage containing GHB, the mixture changes color in less than 30 seconds, making detection of the drug fast and easy. This simple mix-and-see discovery, led by Professor Chang Young-Tae of the...

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2011-08-03 10:50:00

You have always been told to never leave your drink unattended at a bar, no matter what, in case you come back to it only to find that it was spiked with drugs. Soon, however, it may be unnecessary as an effective date-rape drug detector has been invented, reports the AFP news agency. Professor Fernando Patolsky and Doctor Michael Ioffe of Tel Aviv University's School of Chemistry say they've created a sensor that detects the two most common date-rape drugs, GHB (gamma-hydrobuxybutyric acid)...

2009-11-20 13:58:05

Findings could lead to new antidotes, treatments It's a naturally occurring brain chemical with an unwieldy name: 4-hydroxybutyrate (4-HB). Taken by mouth, it can be abused or used as a date-rape drug. Now, a team of Ohio and Michigan scientists have determined new routes by which 4-HB is metabolized by the body. "This is new and important information," said K. Michael Gibson, professor and chair of biological sciences at Michigan Technological University and a member of the research team....

2008-08-08 21:00:22

Britain plans to outlaw two freely available chemicals that double as date-rape drugs, the country's domestic security and order office said. Glue remover gamma-butyrolactone, known as GBL, and industrial solvent 1,4 butanediol, also known as "One Comma Four" or "One Four Bee," will be classified as Class C controlled substances that are illegal to sell or supply, the Home Office said. Britain first plans to ask the chemical industry for its views on controlling the chemicals -- which...

2005-11-07 18:44:39

By Pat Harris NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Pete Rose Jr., a minor league baseball player and son of baseball's all-time hits leader, pleaded guilty on Monday to distributing an illegal euphoria-producing drug to players, authorities said. Paul O'Brien, the assistant U.S. attorney in Nashville, indicated Rose had cooperated in a nationwide drug investigation, making it unlikely that he would get the maximum 20-year sentence. Rose, 35, surrendered to authorities in Nashville on a...

2005-11-07 15:14:38

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Pete Rose Jr., a minor league baseball player and son of baseball's all-time hits leader, was charged on Monday with distributing an illegal euphoria-producing drug to players, authorities said. Rose, 35, surrendered to authorities in Nashville on a charge of conspiracy to distribute GBL, or gamma-butyrolactone, a chemical that is often used as a cleaning solvent but can also produce a euphoric effect, said Harry Summers of the Drug Enforcement...


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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'