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?Reactive Reports #67
?July-August 2007
From David Bradley Science Writer
and?Advanced Chemistry Development
? Reactive People [Previous Reactions...] Reactive People Chemist Interviews
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Bryan Vickery Reactive Profile?Bryan Vickery, Chemistry Central
Bryan Vickery did his BSc and PhD in electrochemistry at Liverpool University, England, but eschewed damaged jeans and fume cupboards for the world of electronic publishing.? Read?more...
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? Attractive Changing Colors? Yadong Yin and colleagues at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered that a simple magnet can be used to change the color of nanoparticles of iron oxide in aqueous suspension.
? Fairytale Insulin Substitute? People with type I diabetes could one day be prescribed an extract from pumpkins that will drastically cut their reliance on daily insulin injections.
? Multichannel Microchemical Factory?
In the mid-nineties, microchemistry was set to revolutionize the chemical industry.
? No Munchies with Cannabinoid Antagonist? The?pharmaceutical rimonabant latches on to the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors in the brain and blocks their activity.
? Contaminated Seabirds? A new approach to monitoring seabirds for contamination with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other persistent organic pollutants (POPs) has been developed by scientists in Japan.
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