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2014-11-06 16:20:49

WEINER AND ABAY REVEAL NO LOYALTY BY TRAINED FOREIGN TROOPS, YEARS OF ETHNIC CONFLICTS, DRUG FUNDING; ARTICLE TODAY, "THE MYTH OF 'TRAINING' TO FIGHT ISIS" WASHINGTON, Nov.

Bioengineers Close To Creating Painkillers Without Using Opium From Poppies
2014-08-27 03:56:55

A decade-long effort in genetic engineering is close to creating yeast that makes palliative medicines in stainless steel vats.

Mind-Altering Substances Not Just A Modern Thing: They Have Been Used For Centuries
2014-05-13 08:17:24

In our current society, alcohol and drug use have become almost ubiquitous. We have declared a War on Drugs, we have movies and TV shows glorifying Prohibition and the outlaws who evaded it...

2014-05-01 12:28:16

Increased Consumer Demand for NOHO Gold Premium Lifestyle Beverage SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scottsdale, AZ based company NOHO, Inc.

Researchers Discover Metabolic Enzymes With 'Widespread Roles' In Opium Poppy
2013-10-04 10:38:30

University of Calgary scientists have discovered metabolic enzymes in the opium poppy that play "widespread roles" in enabling the plant to make painkilling morphine and codeine, and other important compounds.

2013-08-10 23:02:09

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, heroin use in the U.S. rose an alarming 75 per cent between 2007 and 2011.

2013-05-18 23:13:48

Opium Addiction Treatment and Rehab Announced by Recovery Associates, Offering Drug Treatment for Those Addicted to Opium and Heroin Houston, Texas (PRWEB) May

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2012-06-02 07:26:57

Scientists studying opium poppies say that they have pinpointed the genes responsible for producing a compound which can be used as a cough suppressant and cancer-fighting agent.

2012-04-18 13:42:36

Long term opium use, even in relatively low doses, is associated with almost double the risk of death from many causes, particularly circulatory diseases, respiratory conditions and cancer.

Medicine
2011-08-24 13:17:37

Action is needed to tackle the increasing number of deaths in the United States and Canada from prescription painkillers known as opioids.


Latest Opium Reference Libraries

Papaver somniferum
2014-10-29 10:49:39

Papaver somniferum is commonly known as the Opium poppy. This is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are derived. It is the only species of Papaveraceae that is grown on a large scale as an agricultural crop. P. somniferum has many subspecies and varieties. The colors of their flowers are widely varied. Other physical characteristics vary as well, such as the number and shape of petals, number of seeds, flowers and fruits, the color of the seeds, and the amount of opium...

Papaver setigerum
2014-10-29 10:47:04

Papaver setigerum is commonly known as the Poppy of Troy or Dwarf Breadseed Poppy. It is an herbaceous annual plant from the Papaveraceae family. Annual plants survive for just one growing season. P. Setigerum reaches an average of 8 to 31 inches in height. The stem is erect and the upper leaves are simple and oblong. The lower leaves are deeply lobed and toothed. The flowers at the apex of the stem are star shaped and radial. They are about 4 to 10 centimeters in diameter. The center of...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.