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Hey what's goin' on I'm Amalia. I'm studying towards a MChem, chemistry degree at Smith College. My main research interests include neurochemistry, bioengineering, psychopharmacology, biopsychiatry, & synthetic biology.

Posted on 21st Sep at 5:54 PM, with 144 notes
compoundchem:

Here’s a teaser graphic for a post later this week on painkillers, briefly looking at how anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen and aspirin, help relieve pain.(Note that opioid painkillers, such as morphine, work in a different way!)
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compoundchem:

Here’s a teaser graphic for a post later this week on painkillers, briefly looking at how anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen and aspirin, help relieve pain.

(Note that opioid painkillers, such as morphine, work in a different way!)

Posted on 21st Sep at 3:50 PM, with 657 notes
mothernaturenetwork:

Origami-inspired mini-farm thrives without soil … or waterFuturistic design meets urban gardening with this curious flat-pack greenhouse kit that harnesses seaweed-extracted agar-agar gel as a growing medium.
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mothernaturenetwork:

Origami-inspired mini-farm thrives without soil … or water
Futuristic design meets urban gardening with this curious flat-pack greenhouse kit that harnesses seaweed-extracted agar-agar gel as a growing medium.

Posted on 19th Sep at 7:49 AM, with 35 notes
frame-you asked: You changed your icon and it's beautiful

Awww thank you:3 

Posted on 17th Sep at 7:42 PM, with 308 notes
medicalschool:

Doxorubicin is a drug used in cancer chemotherapy. it works by intercalating DNA, with the most serious adverse effect being life-threatening heart damage. It is commonly used in the treatment of a wide range of cancers. Doxorubicin is commonly used to treat some leukemias and Hodgkin’s lymphoma, as well as cancers of the bladder, breast, stomach, lung, ovaries, thyroid, soft tissue sarcoma, multiple myeloma, and others. The most dangerous side effect of doxorubicin is cardiomyopathy, leading to congestive heart failure. The incidence of this cardiomyopathy is dependent on its cumulative dose. There are several ways in which doxorubicin is believed to cause cardiomyopathy, including oxidative stress, downregulation of genes for contractile proteins, and p53 mediated apoptosis.
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medicalschool:

Doxorubicin is a drug used in cancer chemotherapy. it works by intercalating DNA, with the most serious adverse effect being life-threatening heart damage. It is commonly used in the treatment of a wide range of cancers. Doxorubicin is commonly used to treat some leukemias and Hodgkin’s lymphoma, as well as cancers of the bladder, breast, stomach, lung, ovaries, thyroid, soft tissue sarcoma, multiple myeloma, and others. The most dangerous side effect of doxorubicin is cardiomyopathy, leading to congestive heart failure. The incidence of this cardiomyopathy is dependent on its cumulative dose. There are several ways in which doxorubicin is believed to cause cardiomyopathy, including oxidative stress, downregulation of genes for contractile proteins, and p53 mediated apoptosis.

Posted on 15th Sep at 12:57 PM, with 8,805 notes

skunkbear:

Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.

I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth.  The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):

*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.

The great science youtube channel “Smarter Every Day” has two videos on this very subject that I highly recommend:

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