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I am completely crushed, hammered, and otherwise incapacitated at work right now – apologies to readers who are looking for some natural products and pharmacology wisdom. It is in my brain but just not making it into pixels right now. In the meantime, I did want to let readers know that we are participating for…

I am not worthy

[Sort of a repost from the last two years, updated appropriately - APB] Six years ago at 11:24 am EDT (1624 GMT), your humble blogger was handed the keys to a whole new vocabulary of love. The gift came in the form of a 7 lb. 13 oz. (3,544 gm), 20.5 inch (52 cm) bundle…

At least it’s not more lead…

My wife just reminded me that PharmKid wanted us to buy her Aqua Dots a week or two ago. The WSJ Health Blog nicely summarizes a New York Times article on the recall of the toy beads because their ingestion releases the CNS suppressant, GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate), from a precursor present in the bead adhesive. Yes,…

So, PharmK’er and I were at the originator of the chicken sandwich and she wanted a balloon. She then asked why said balloon was floating. Dad was safe in explaining how helium is lighter than the nitrogen-oxygen-carbon dioxide mixture we breathe. Then came the killer: “Daddy, where does the helium come from to fill the…

A renowned, non-profit curriculum development organization in Colorado Springs, CO, called BSCS (Biological Sciences Curriculum Study) has developed for NIH three FREE teaching modules for middle school teachers. The first is called, “Doing Science: The Process of Scientific Inquiry,” and helps students in grades 7-8 to develop and refine their critical-thinking skills. The complete press…