Archive | October, 2013

Move closer…what if the Moon…

…were as close to the Earth as the International Space Station (ISS). Gravitational and tidal effects aside, this is a nice photorealistic animation to show the night during the day. And, then…what if the Earth had rings like Saturn? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoz5Q2rGQtQ Move closer…what if the Moon… is a post from the science blog of David Bradley, […]

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FDA Approves Adempas to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension

In continuation of my update on  Adempas (riociguat)…. Food and Drug Administration today approved Adempas (riociguat) to treat adults with two forms of pulmonary hypertension… FDA Approves Adempas to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension Medicinal Chemistry Med-Chemist Read Original Post

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Designing out desire for sustainable life

We’ve got it all wrong, it seems. We invest millions in recycling centres, refuse sorting facilities, and in some parts of the world in assimilating every last scrap of metal, plastic, glass and feeding it back into the system as usable source materials whether that’s for plastics recycling, remanufacturing, metal melting and smelting or simply […]

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New class of antidepressants appears potentially effective in combating deadly form of lung cancer

Jahchan tested the effect of a tricyclic antidepressant called imipramine  (see structure)  on human small-cell lung cancer cells grown in the laboratory and growing as tumors in laboratory mice. She found that the drug was able to potently activate a self-destruction pathway in the cancer cells and to slow or block metastases in the animals. The drug […]

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Elemental discoveries – Hipsterium

Back in the day (well 1995) I created one of the first chemistry websites – Elemental Discoveries – it was a spinoff of my news column for the RSC’s young chemists’ print magazine New Elements (a name I coined to replace the old Gas Jar). Anyway, Elemental Discoveries was essentially a chemistry blog before Jorn […]

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