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Interview with Gary Martin

After a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Kentucky (in 1976), NMR spectroscopist Gary Martin spent the first 14 years of his career at the University of Houston before moving to Burroughs Wellcome, Co., in 1989, and then …

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Cannabis and Osteoporosis

A new approach to the debilitating bone loss disease, osteoporosis, could be on the horizon thanks to research by Andreas Zimmer and Meliha Karsak from the Bonn-based Life & Brain Center in Germany and collaborators in Israel, the UK, and …

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Lending muscle to artificial meat production

On the menu at The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Douglas Adams’ ultimate eatery in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy stories, a living bovine offers its choicest cuts to diners. Whether or not the late Adams was …

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Picking up the sweat scent

Newly discovered sulfur-containing scent molecules in sweat produced by a bacterial enzyme point to our smelly past and could lead to an odor-free future. The modern human nose is somewhat insensitive to the subtle fragrances emitted by the axillary region …

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Ammonia for the Primordial Brew

A newly discovered nitrogen-fixation reaction may have played a role in the emergence of life, according to German researchers. In order for amino acids and nucleic acids to have emerged in the bubbling cauldron that was the early earth and …

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