Beyond pharmacy blog
All posts from: July 2010
An unusual fungus is becoming increasingly important to the economy of Tibet, accounting for for over 8 per cent of its gross domestic product in 2004.
Written in the 15th or 16th century, its 240 illustrated vellum pages are variously thought to have been a pharmacopoeia, a book of alchemy, an astrological guide or a hoax. The Voynich manuscript, whose author and language remain unknown, has been described as “the world’s most mysterious manuscript”.
Arguably the world’s most famous rabbit was born 70 years ago this week. Bugs Bunny made his screen debut in the Academy Award-nominated, ‘A wild hare’ on 27 July 1940.
Distractions form an increasing part of modern life, and pharmacists are used to dealing with interruptions competing for their attention while they work.
Henri Victor Regnault was born on 21 July 1810 in Aix-la-Chapelle. He was orphaned aged eight, and struggled against poverty, having to provide for himself and his sister. He eventually moved to Paris to work as a clerk in a large drapery firm.He studied in his spare time and when he was 20 qualified for the École Polytechnique, where he showed an aptitude for chemistry.
Silver birch (Betula pendula) is one of two birches native to the British Isles, the other being the downy birch (Betula pubescens), with which it often crosses.
Antioxidants, found naturally in fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts, can reduce oxidative damage to cells and in some cases help repair cell damage.
King Tutankhamun’s death, which occurred when he was about 19 years old, has fascinated Egyptologists for decades, particularly since the rediscovery of his remains and tomb in 1922.