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Enna Guadalupe investigates the toxin found in reef fish that leads to food poisoning so bad it can cause life-long symptoms.
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How a Brazilian scientist's knowledge of viper venom led to the discovery of a whole class of medication for high blood pressure. With Mike Freemantle.
Louise Crane investigates a jasmine-derived synthetic scent with supposed sex appeal
Georgia Mills examines a controversial killer: Sodium fluoroacetate or 1080
Sold as a 'sports supplement', methylhexaneamine – or DMAA – is implicated in the deaths of otherwise fit & healthy people. Enna Guadalupe investigates.
Katrina Krämer investigates a marine toxin that drives animals crazy and might have inspired one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous films
Mike Freemantle revisits battlefield surgery to investigate boric acid, a key part of Dakin's antiseptic solution used extensively in the first world war
Patrick Hughes delves into the molecule at the centre of a decades-old cancer treatment conspiracy theory
Georgia Mills tackles the feel-good neurotransmitter and hormone behind thrill seeking, addiction and mobile gaming
Mike Freemantle finds the connection between Land of Hope and Glory and the noxious, corrosive, flammable gas that stinks of rotten eggs