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Chemistry news distilled – Slinn Pickings

Guest contributor, chemist Robert Slinn of the University of Liverpool, filters the latest happenings from the world of chemistry. Defense mechanism against bacteria and fungi deciphered – To defend microbial attacks, the human body naturally produces a group of antibiotics, …

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Slinn pickings – molecular musings

Chemist Robert Slinn contributes his favorite news snippets from the world of chemistry "Outrageous Trick" Results In Largest Synthetic Molecule Created by Man – "Outrageous Trick" Results In Largest Synthetic Molecule Created by Man Fish oil may help some heart …

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Flibanserin is no female Viagra

Although it’s been described as one for the ladies, German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim’s failed antidepressant is not the pink pill that women with low libido have been waiting for, at least that is if you look at the statistics. …

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Cranberries and Urinary Tract Infections

It’s not the acidity of cranberry juice that prevent urinary track infections and cystitis, it’s natural chemicals in the tarty juice that prevent pathogenic bacteria from adhering to the cells that line the urinary tract. That’s according to research in …

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Periodic Blasphemy

Marketing expert Rick Liebling sketched a Periodic Table of Social Media Elements, which is garnering a lot of interest in the blogosphere. In it, Liebling gives each elemental square an abbreviation representing a particular well-known face on Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, …

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Sexy Worms

Some people would pay anything for a quickfix pill for their sex lives or to slow the inevitable aging process. Now, US scientists have found a new class of small molecule in the molecular biologist’s favorite nematode worm, Caenorhabditis elegans, …

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