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Anyone care for a snifter?

Being not impartial to a slug of grape juice myself, hard to ignore the news about Powdered Alcohol… (This is no April Fool, by the way, though it is still April!) Hence I can’t help but feel ambivalent about it. On the one hand, it’s just another more convenient form of the most commonly used recreational…
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R.P. Marshall discusses how being a doctor influenced his first novel, #Antisense

Amazon countdown promotion still on: download #Antisense while the price is cheap!

Amazon countdown promotion begins today: download #Antisense for 99p!

What Makes Us Feel an Itch? NPPB apparently!

Itch is a funny beast. We recognise the sensation as being quite distinct from other forms of discomfort such a sharp pain, pressure, hot and cold. So there has always been a hypothesis that there must be specific itch neurons or nerve cells. Yet they have remained elusive…until now. Nppb is a neurochemical that seems…
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New Stem Cell method is a “Game Changer”: could it be they just needed a little juice!?

The New Method involves incubating blood cells in citric acid. That’s the acid you find in fruit juices! It forced the cells to de-differentiate back into embryonic stem cells (ESCs). So what? Well, let’s start at the beginning. When embryos are developing, they start off with just a handful of cells. And yet those cells are capable…
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New Video: R.P.Marshall discusses his motivation for writing Antisense

As promised some more musings on writing #Antisense Watch out for an Amazon promotion on the book coming later this week!!!

Eminent scientist Lewis Wolpert sorry for using others’ work

This guy (link to Guardian article) used to teach me Embryology. Eccentric and very smart = entertaining lectures. For which we were grateful. There was a bizarre rumour that he never used to wear the same pair of socks twice. (And no I didn’t take drugs at medical school, except ibuprofen. But can’t vouch for all…
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Wearing your heart on your sleeve…or wherever. An emotional map of the body.

Not sure there is much a surprise here as it largely relates to blood flow and vasodilatation of blood vessels, but of some interest to scientists and writers alike. And would make nice poster! Writers, of course, describe how a character feels a particular emotion, so this is sort of descriptive, emotional map. Think of…
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The ultimate way to keep in touch?

3-D Display Lets Video Callers Interact With Remote Objects. Endless possibilities (stop sniggering!). It’s been a frequent topic of debate, the way physical and ‘true’ ‘in the flesh’  interaction has been curtailed by ‘e-interaction’, both in business and in our personal lives. But the generation being brought up on social media is so much more…
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