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Elion-Hitchings Building Tour

As discussed in my post last week, I had the opportunity on Saturday to tour the old Burroughs-Wellcome US headquarters building in Research Triangle Park, NC. Designed in 1969 by architect Paul Rudolph, the building was completed in 1972. The building became known as the Elion-Hitchings Building after BW scientists Trudy Elion and George Hitchings […]

Metamorphosis

Warning: rare self-indulgent post. Blogging has been and will be light over the next few days while we are packing up things around here to move to our next, more permanent home. In the meantime, you may have noticed here and on Twitter that part of my big news is that I will begin writing […]

The Henrietta Lacks Foundation awards first assistance grants to HeLa descendants

Yesterday, author Rebecca Skloot made the following announcement at her website: Today, the Henrietta Lacks Foundation awarded its first ever grants thanks to donations from Rebecca Skloot, and many readers. The first awards cover full tuition and books for five descendants of Henrietta Lacks starting fall semester 2010, as well as an emergency grant for […]

URGENT FDA WARNING: Do not use Miracle Mineral Solution

This FDA warning just came across my newsfeed regarding “Miracle Mineral Solution” or “Miracle Mineral Supplement” – also abbreviated MMS. This is absolutely obscene. FDA NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: July 30, 2010 Media Inquiries: Elaine Gansz Bobo, 301-796-7567, elaine.bobo@fda.hhs.gov Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA FDA Warns Consumers of Serious Harm from Drinking Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) […]

Five favorite molecules

This post was meant to go up yesterday but I was distracted by the lengthy conversation I had with my wife, a physician-scientist, about this very topic. Many of you who attended the ScienceOnline2010 conference here last January probably met Carmen Drahl, the Princeton-trained chemist who now writes for Chemical & Engineering News and their […]

New blog home, same old story: dietary supplement adulteration with prescription drugs

If you are new to this blog, you should know that our laboratory and collaborators work on all aspects of physiologically-active compounds from natural sources – plants, fungi, bacteria, marine organisms, etc. So, I am equally interested in prescription drugs and herbal or non-botanical dietary supplements. There are still some products on the shelves of […]

JUNIORPROF returns to blogging with the #PainResearchMatters campaign

As I’ve noted elsewhere, practicing biomedical scientists often turn to blogging out of passion for their work and their desire to connect with the public to raise awareness about societal benefit of their research. Exhibit A: Pain researcher, JuniorProf.  JP has come roaring back from a hiatus, joined Twitter, and has put forth a near-manifesto […]

Welcome to a new day

Thank you for making the trip. Sunrise somewhere in Huerfano County, Colorado, 17 July 2010. Photo: ©2010 by the author

It’s time to move on, time to get goin’

What lies ahead, I have no way of knowing. But under my feet, grass is growin’.
It’s time to move on, it’s time to get goin’.

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