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The Antivirals are Coming!

12 Nov 2021

I continue to be amazed by science. The ability to predict to the second when an eclipse will occur at a specific location in the world, the know-how to build a jetliner that requires the cohesive...

How do they make chocolates with a liquid centre?

25 Jan 2019

The secret lies in the chemical behaviour of beta-fructofuranosyl-alpha-D-glucopyranoside. Don't worry, that's just the chemical name for sucrose, or ordinary table sugar. Sucrose is a ...

Galantamine

2 Jun 2017

Victims of Alzheimer’s disease experience a continuous degeneration of nerve cells. Most of the nerve cells affected are responsible for releasing acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter believed to be...

You Asked: What is histaminosis?

20 Mar 2017

Mention “histamine” and the word “allergy” pops to mind. Rightly so, because during an allergic reaction certain white blood cells known as mast cells and basophils release an inordinate amount of...

Konjac Con

20 Mar 2017

I just watched acommercial on TV for "Lipozene." What a miracle product this is! Magical weight loss with no side effects. Whoa...time to reign in the claims....

What is "meat glue"?

20 Mar 2017

So what exactly is this “meat glue?” Rest assured that no horses were condemned to the glue factory to produce it. What we’re talking about is an enzyme called transglutaminase that allows a...

The Grapefruit-Drug Interaction

15 Feb 2017

As you might expect, the situation is more complicated than it first seems.

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