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Beyond pharmacy blog

All posts from: February 2013

Darwin’s successor

Posted by: Glow-worm PJWed, 27 Feb 2013

The 25th anniversary of the death of the geneticist Sewall Green Wright (1889–1988) falls on 3 March 2013. After graduating with a biology degree from the University of Illinois in 1912, he moved on to Harvard University, concentrating his research on mammalian genetics, in particular those of the guinea pig, before returning to Chicago to research and teach genetics.

Novel ideas on immune response

Posted by: Glow-worm PJWed, 27 Feb 2013

Recent research at Stanford University School of Medicine, published in Immunity, has cast doubt on the established view of the immune response, and of acquired immunity, when it was discovered that a class of T-lymphocytes seemed to have developed a memory of microbes they had never encountered.

Medicinal uses of squid ink  

Posted by: Glow-worm PJWed, 27 Feb 2013

Dickens and disability

Posted by: Hourglass PJWed, 20 Feb 2013

Following on from my piece about Charles Dickens (PJ 2012; 283:155), an article by a professor of medicine at Tel Aviv University about Dickens’s portrayal of disabled people caught my eye. Avi Ohry points out that social discrimination against people who are physically disabled and mentally ill were key themes in Dickens’s works.

How zinc might prevent infection

Posted by: Hourglass PJWed, 20 Feb 2013

Zinc is an essential trace element of interest, among other things, for its role in the immune system and preventing infection. Zinc supplementation has been shown in some studies to reduce the severity of the common cold and possibly shorten its duration. Zinc has also been associated with improved wound healing.

Mussel adhesive for wounds

Posted by: Hourglass PJWed, 20 Feb 2013

Grave situation for RPS

Posted by: Didapper PJWed, 13 Feb 2013

When the fire alarm goes off at the Lambeth headquarters of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, visitors and staff must leave the building and assemble in a little park a short way along Lambeth High Street.

Isaac Newton’s cat-flap

Posted by: Didapper PJWed, 13 Feb 2013

If you believe everything you see on the television or read on dodgy websites, you will know that Sir Isaac Newton’s major claim to fame is his invention of the cat-flap in 1700.

Opodeldoc — an etymological puzzle

Posted by: Didapper PJWed, 13 Feb 2013

Maritime medical guide

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 6 Feb 2013

Witch-hunting scientist

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 6 Feb 2013

Cotton Mather was born in Boston, Massachusetts, 350 years ago on 12 February 1663. A Puritan minister, like his father and grandfathers, he became one of the most influential religious leaders in America.

TB treatment from the toothbrush tree

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 6 Feb 2013

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