Beyond pharmacy blog
All posts from: May 2010
Monday 31 May 2010 is the centenary of the death of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to be awarded a degree in medicine in the US. She graduated top of her class from Geneva College, New York on 23 April 1849, but faced many challenges on her path to a medical career.
A tiny gene mutation in human liver cells could one day influence the dose of a drug needed by an individual patient, according to new research published in The Pharmacogenomics Journal (advance online publication, 13 April 2010).
The nightingale is famous for its song, but I suspect that few Britons have knowingly heard one sing. The bird is a scarce summer visitor to southern England, where it usually keeps to dense woodland well away from human habitation. Since the males sing only for a few weeks, and mainly during unsociable hours, they are not often heard.
One of life’s mysteries is: what is the point of Kendal mint cake? Why is it so popular with hikers, climbers and Lake District tourists?
One of the German fairy tales collected some 200 years ago by the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm concerns a childless couple who long for a baby.
Much of our knowledge about the countryside can be attributed to the painstaking efforts of amateur naturalists. Their observations, sketches and reports, often made over many years, formed the basis of many of our learned societies, nature trusts and conservation bodies.