Tobacco and Cannabis: Talk from ResearchFest (video)

Posted 29 November 2012 by Suzi Gage

Back in September I was involved in organising a conference to celebrate Children of the 90s 21st birthday. It was a unique day, as the delegates of the conference were not academics, but the participants in the cohort; the people who give up their time (and bodily fluids) for our work. I wrote about the day here, but the video of the talk I gave, alongside Marcus Munafò, is now up online, so I thought I'd share it here. Our... Read more

Perspective on cannabis dependence and IQ

Posted 29 August 2012 by Suzi Gage

Reports from various news outlets have been discussing a paper published a couple of days ago in PNAS. The paper investigates cannabis dependence, and it’s relation to change in IQ. Media articles have interpreted these findings as ‘cannabis use is harmful to adolescent brains, but not afterwards’. Now, before I go on, I should say that I’m not disputing that this may be the case, but I don’t think this paper provides as strong evidence as is being reported, for... Read more

Update on Miami ‘face eater’ and Bath Salts

Posted 28 June 2012 by Suzi Gage

Sorry for the silence on the blog recently, a combination of gigs in exciting locations (Odessa sea front), conferences practically in the Arctic Circle (Oulu – blog on that to come) and hiding in Cornwall to write some papers have meant I haven’t had a moment, but… I’ve just seen that the toxicology report came back on Tuesday for Rudy Eugene, the man shot dead by police while chewing another man’s face on the side of the causeway. Initially a... Read more