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Beyond pharmacy blog

All posts from: July 2013

Food faddist and pioneer of chemurgy

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 24 Jul 2013

Henry Ford was born 150 years ago on 30 July 1863 into a farming family in Michigan.

Preserving voice quality

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 24 Jul 2013

Presbyphonia is a term used to describe changes in voice quality with age. The voice may sound quieter or more breathy, it may become hoarse or it may have a reduced pitch range.

Peril in a cola bottle

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 24 Jul 2013

A case study presented at a recent European Society of Cardiology meeting in Athens provided evidence of the potential health problems associated with excessive consumption of cola.

Magenta vs Solferino

Posted by: Bystander PJWed, 17 Jul 2013

By BystanderI wrote recently about the first synthetic dye, mauveine, which was produced by William Henry Perkin in 1856 while trying to synthesise quinine from aniline (PJ, 8 June 2013, p684).

Who needs breakfast?

Posted by: Bystander PJWed, 17 Jul 2013

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Rats and fleas and a deadly disease

Posted by: Bystander PJWed, 17 Jul 2013

By Bystander In the summer of 1563, exactly 450 years ago, an epidemic of bubonic plague killed 20,000 Londoners, or about a quarter of the city’s population.

Dodgy honey

Posted by: Prospector PJWed, 10 Jul 2013

Nebuchadnezzar and boanthropy

Posted by: Prospector PJWed, 10 Jul 2013

It should be fairly easy to spot a patient suffering from boanthropy. He or she may well be down on all fours chewing grass. Boanthropy is a psychological disorder in which the sufferer believes he or she is a cow or ox.

Cancer hope from odd rodent

Posted by: Prospector PJWed, 10 Jul 2013

A subterranean rodent with no fur and baggy skin could hold an important clue to cancer treatment and prevention.

Father of physiology

Posted by: Glow-worm PJWed, 3 Jul 2013

Claude Bernard is often referred to as the father of modern experimental physiology. He was born 200 years ago, on 13 July 1813, in France. He left college to work in a druggist’s shop, and devoted his spare time to writing vaudeville comedies.

Using NETs to ensnare bacteria

Posted by: Glow-worm PJWed, 3 Jul 2013

New uses for cow parsley

Posted by: Glow-worm PJWed, 3 Jul 2013

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