Monthly Archives: December 2010

Too much Festivus cheer?

Too much Festivus cheer? Evergreen hangover advice – Acetaldehyde is the toxic byproduct made by the liver when you drink alcohol, too much in your bloodstream the "morning after, the night before" and you will have a hangover. According to …

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Chemical happenings

These are the Reactive chemistry news links up to 15:25: Chemical happenings on the web – This week, the Alchemist hears how starfish mucus could be the next lead in anti-inflammatory drug research, while chromatography uses macrocyclic starch molecules to …

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Lorcaserin, APD-356, Lorqess

The drug lorcaserin (APD-356), will be marketed with the anticipated trade name Lorqess. It is a purpoerted weight-loss drug developed by Arena Pharmaceuticals and has serotonergic properties and acts as an anorecticis, reducing appetite and food consumption. On 22nd December 2009 a New Drug Application was submitted …

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Spectroscopy, X-rays and arsenic

These are my SpectroscopyNOW headlines for this week: Color X-rays – X-rays are incredibly useful in diagnostic imaging but also come at a price because they are ionising and so have potential to damage tissues. In work that combines informatics, …

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Chemical cages, resveratrol and asthma

These are my reactive chemistry links for: Caged molecules – Can you trap two small molecules at the same time in a hollow molecular cavity  and still call them two separate molecules, or is something more bizarre happening in this …

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Chemical favorites

These are my reactive chemistry links for December 3rd from 09:39 to 15:19: Kate Middleton’s sapphire ring – Sapphires are just chunks of aluminum oxide. Nothing special really…unless your chemistry professor Martyn Poliakoff who uses the highly pure, transparent and …

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