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Beyond pharmacy blog

All posts from: March 2012

Bows, dogs and haloes

Posted by: Prospector PJWed, 28 Mar 2012

A rainbow is a beautiful natural wonder, and a well established symbol of hope. It also has a rare night-time equivalent: a moonbow. This is a rainbow produced by light reflected from the surface of the moon rather than from direct sunlight. Because the light from moonbows is usually too faint to excite the eye’s cone receptors they often appear to be white.

Be prepared to eat your words

Posted by: Prospector PJWed, 28 Mar 2012

Sunday 1 April is Edible Book Day. No, this is not an April Fool. See the Books2eat website (www.books2eat.com) for some beautifully baked books.

Labelling errors? Just blame them on the demon Titivillus

Posted by: Prospector PJWed, 28 Mar 2012

Is US grass greener? 

Posted by: Glow-worm PJWed, 21 Mar 2012

Fighting Lyme disease

Posted by: Glow-worm PJWed, 21 Mar 2012

Propolis promise in cancer treatment

Posted by: Glow-worm PJWed, 21 Mar 2012

Olympic Orientation Day At Wembley Arena

Posted by: Sunita GillThu, 15 Mar 2012

Successful games makers were invited to an Orientation Training event at Wembley arena. See links attached for more details.http://www.london2012.com/videos/2012/london-2012-games-maker-training-begins.phphttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16874424

Rubber’s odd behaviour

Posted by: Hourglass PJWed, 14 Mar 2012

If, as mine sometimes does, your copy of The Pharmaceutical Journal arrives rolled up with other post inside a Royal Mail red rubber band, you might be interested to know that the first rubber band was patented in England on today’s date, 17 March, by Stephen Perry in 1845.

Metagenomics in the hunt for new antibiotics

Posted by: Hourglass PJWed, 14 Mar 2012

A report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society describes a new technology for sifting through the world’s largest remaining pool of potential antibiotics, in which two new agents against meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections have been discovered.

Myddfai’s famous family of physicians

Posted by: Hourglass PJWed, 14 Mar 2012

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