Nicola Davison is a British freelance writer and editor based in London.
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Scientist David Nutt on the medical benefits of psychedelic drugs

Scientist David Nutt on the medical benefits of psychedelic drugs

We have been in professor David Nutt’s house for two minutes when he asks if I would like a cup of tea, a coffee, or perhaps a glass of alcosynth? The psychopharmacologist, widely known in the UK as the former government drugs adviser who was sacked for saying that ecstasy was safer than horse riding,...
Universal flu vaccine closer to reality after Chinese-Australian scientific breakthrough

Universal flu vaccine closer to reality after Chinese-Australian scientific breakthrough

A single vaccine that immunises against all types of influenza has come closer to being a reality, after scientists in Australia and China discovered how the body’s immunity cells remember flu viruses. By studying patients infected with a deadly bird flu virus in China in 2013, scientists from the University of Melbourne and Fudan University...