Beyond pharmacy blog
All posts from: October 2013
Resveratrol, a compound suggested to be responsible for the health benefits associated with red wine, is now in the spotlight as the basis of future treatments for Alzheimer’s disease in people carrying a specific gene.
This weekend the UK sees the end of seven months of British Summer Time. Britain pioneered the adoption of daylight saving time in the summer months, and about 80 other countries have since followed its example.
At the far end of Lambeth High Street from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s headquarters is an ornately tiled red brick building. It is all that is left of the Lambeth Doulton pottery factory, established almost 200 years ago.
THE only primates known to use hibernation as a survival strategy are three species of dwarf lemur found in Madagascar.
For five years researchers at the University of Copenhagen have been working on new ways to manipulate proteins and peptides. Protein-based drugs, a rapidly growing class of pharmaceuticals, are already used to treat some serious conditions such as cancer, diabetes, leukaemias and sclerosis.
By Bystander If you happen to find yourself in the Enfield area in London with time to spare, you could do worse than to drop in for a stroll round Myddelton House Gardens, one of a diverse range of attractions in the care of the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.
Humans?can detect up to 10,000 different aromas, but a team of scientists has now proposed that these aromas can be grouped into just 10 categories.
A syringe that changes colour has been designed to tackle the 1.3 million deaths caused every year by unsafe injections. The World Health Organization estimates that up to 40 per cent of the 40 billion injections given annually are delivered with reused and unsterilised syringes.
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