Author: Chelsea Anorma
Chelsea is a PhD Candidate in Chemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She enjoys learning, community service, and bunnies!
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Kratom: A Promising New Therapy or a Dangerous Unregulated Drug?

A traditional medicinal plant from Southeast Asia called kratom has been hailed as a potential new tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic. But what is the active ingredient, and is it potentially dangerous? Read on to learn the latest pharmacological research.


Dealing a Double Blow to Cancer

Researchers have developed a way to combine chemotherapy and radiation into one ultra effective treatment. Check out how these packages of drugs get activated at the tumor by X-rays!