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Beyond pharmacy blog

All posts from: October 2013

Internet good for health?

Posted by: Hourglass PJWed, 30 Oct 2013

Red wine and Alzheimer’s disease

Posted by: Hourglass PJWed, 30 Oct 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.

Possible new use for liquorice

Posted by: Hourglass PJWed, 30 Oct 2013

Daylight saving time

Posted by: Didapper PJWed, 23 Oct 2013

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.

Lambeth pottery works

Posted by: Didapper PJWed, 23 Oct 2013

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.

Pharmacist’s son and Hollywood great

Posted by: Didapper PJWed, 23 Oct 2013

Hibernating primates

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 16 Oct 2013

THE only primates known to use hibernation as a survival strategy are three species of dwarf lemur found in Madagascar.

Gentle chemistry

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 16 Oct 2013

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.

Blue-blooded benefactor in trouble

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 16 Oct 2013

Gardens worth a visit

Posted by: Bystander PJWed, 9 Oct 2013

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.

Drink water, but only in moderation

Posted by: Bystander PJWed, 9 Oct 2013

By Bystander

New uses found for papyrus

Posted by: Bystander PJWed, 9 Oct 2013

By Bystander

Scientists identify top 10 smells

Posted by: Prospector PJWed, 2 Oct 2013

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.

Life on Mars? Coming soon

Posted by: Prospector PJWed, 2 Oct 2013

Displaying the colour of health

Posted by: Prospector PJWed, 2 Oct 2013

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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