Sibling DNA – recognizing unique bonds this National Siblings Day

National Siblings Day

Today (April 10) is National Siblings Day: a day designed to celebrate the special bonds shared by siblings across the country. Organised by the Siblings Day Foundation, National Siblings Day honors the role that brothers and sisters play in our lives. Much like on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, families celebrating their siblings are encouraged […]

Educating teens this National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

This week (March 18-24) is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW), a public health initiative aimed at debunking drug and alcohol myths among teenagers. Founded in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) – with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) becoming a partner in 2016 – […]

Understanding twin DNA: Can identical twins look different?

Can identical twins look different?

As a provider of twin DNA testing, we are often asked about the science behind twin DNA, especially when it comes to identical twins. One of the most common questions is whether identical twins can look different from one another… Surprisingly, they can! So, how can you ever know whether twins are truly genetically identical? […]

Buyer beware – what are users really getting when they buy drugs on the street?

Buyer beware – what are users really getting when they buy drugs on the street?

As an accredited provider of home drug testing services for members of the public, we are used to receiving questions from sample donors regarding their drug test results. This is especially true when an ‘unexpected’ substance is found to be present in their sample. But how does this happen? And can recreational drug users ever […]

NACoA celebrates 15 years of International COA Week

COA Week 2024

International Children of Alcoholics (COA) Awareness Week is celebrating its 15th year. The campaign, running from 11 until 17 February, was founded by the National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA): an organization that supports children dealing with addiction in their families, and empowers the adults who want to help them. This year, supporters can […]

Beyond the lab – why you don’t have to be a scientist to work in science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, observed annually on February 11, was founded by the United Nations to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls around the world. The day aims to achieve gender equality for women working in science and technology, empowering women and […]

Sober celebrities choosing to go without alcohol

Sober celebrities choosing to go without alcohol

Figures from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism show that approximately 29.5 million people aged 12+ in the US suffer with an alcohol use disorder. But by way of contrast, whether for health and lifestyle choices or for other personal reasons, many people choose to abstain completely from alcohol. A recent Gallup poll […]

Home Drug & Alcohol Tests from AlphaBiolabs

Home Drug & Alcohol Tests from AlphaBiolabs

Did you know that you can order a home drug and/or alcohol test quickly and easily, direct from our award-winning laboratory? Whether you have concerns about a child or family member abusing drugs or alcohol, or just want a test for other personal reasons, AlphaBiolabs’ range of Home Drug & Alcohol Test Kits have been designed so […]