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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...

2014-02-25 12:29:35

Model collaboration program initiated with Natasha's Justice Project and the Alameda County District Attorney's Office LORTON, Va., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bode Technology Group, Inc. (Bode), a leading provider of forensic DNA services, announced today sexual assault kits (rape kits) from the Alameda County rape kit backlog were shipped to Bode for DNA analysis under a multi-agency collaboration. This collaboration will serve as a model towards clearing the backlog of...

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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)...

2011-04-26 00:00:28

Following the death of her son, Julius, to the highly addictive bodybuilding/club drug GHB (gamma hydroxy butyrate), Suki deJong directed and produced the film All Apologies to increase awareness of GHB, commonly known as the "date-rape" drug. All Apologies, a short (22-min.) documentary, has been re-mastered and updated to spread the word about this insidious drug. (PRWEB) April 25, 2011 April 22, 2011 - Boynton Beach, Florida - Following the death of her son, Julius, to the highly...

2009-03-02 08:38:55

More than 20% of sexual assaults in a sample of 882 victims were drug-facilitated sexual assaults, found a new study published in CMAJ. Victims of drug-facilitated sexual assault were more likely than others to present to a large urban center and to be employed, and to have consumed over-the-counter medications, street drugs, and alcohol before the assault. Few studies have systematically measured the occurrence of drug-facilitated sexual assault and little is known about the victim profile,...

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...

2006-05-12 07:45:00

By JoAnne Allen WASHINGTON -- Drug use, willful or unwitting, is a factor in many sexual assaults and significantly increases a woman's risk of unwanted sexual contact, according to a study released on Thursday. The study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that drugs were involved in 62 percent of reported sexual assaults included in the study, and that in most cases the victims had taken the drugs voluntarily. Five percent of the victims were given so-called...