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See Arr Oh

Author's details

Name: See Arr Oh
Date registered: March 26, 2012
URL: http://justlikecooking.blogspot.com
Jabber / Google Talk: Twitter @seearroh

Biography

" See Arr Oh is a medicinal chemist working in industry. He enjoys learning new languages and playing 8-bit NES. See Arr Oh blogs at Just Like Cooking and contributes to several other blogs, including Chemjobber, Totally Synthetic, and CENtral Science’s The Haystack and Newscripts"

Latest posts

  1. Roll-On Hormones, now on ESPN — December 9, 2012
  2. LeBron James Promotes Sheet-y Science — August 15, 2012
  3. Lab Muppet Theory — June 17, 2012
  4. Nitroolefins – The Crying Game — May 22, 2012
  5. Eye-Test Abstracts — April 20, 2012

Most commented posts

  1. Eye-Test Abstracts — 10 comments
  2. Nitroolefins – The Crying Game — 8 comments
  3. Chemical Magicians — 7 comments
  4. Lab Muppet Theory — 6 comments
  5. LeBron James Promotes Sheet-y Science — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Dec 09

Roll-On Hormones, now on ESPN


Test

Here’s something you don’t see every day: new drugs advertised on ESPN. Especially one you apply to your armpits. Enter Axiron, Lilly’s new therapy for hypogonadism (decreased hormone production from the testes), a whopping dose of male sex hormone testosterone – 60 mg, compared to the normal 5-10 mg produced in the body – delivered in a convenient deodorant applicator. Lilly’s product capitalizes …

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Aug 15

LeBron James Promotes Sheet-y Science


Source: sheetsbrand.com

It’s been quite a year for the NBA All-Star: claiming his first NBA Championship, winning gold in the 2012 London Olympics, and now…promoting dietary supplements? The product in question, Sheets®, offers variations on the “breath strips” made popular roughly a decade ago. Each strip contains different GRAS additives, such as melatonin to aid sleep, or …

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Jun 17

Lab Muppet Theory


"Are you thinking what I'm thinking, Pinky?" "I think so, Brain, but isn't Nietzsche a type of cheese?"

Quick: What do Pinky and The Brain, Kirk and Spock, Bunsen and Beaker…and your research group all have in common? Give up? They all subscribe to “Muppet Theory,” a very recent label on a very old phenomenon. As Slate writer Dahlia Lithwick explains, Muppet Theory reprises the age-old struggle between archetypes: Order fighting Chaos, Kermit against Animal, maybe …

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May 22

Nitroolefins – The Crying Game


Crying_Boy

(This post was written for the ‘Toxic Chemicals’ carnival, over at ScienceGeist) Let me tell you about the time I broke down crying in lab. No, it wasn’t an epic breakup, or even a death in the family. It was…a nitroolefin. Many summers ago, I worked as a pharma intern, a small flywheel in a then-huge …

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Apr 20

Eye-Test Abstracts


J. Am. Chem. Soc., ASAP, 2012

Readers: have you noticed the new trend in graphical abstracts? Seems to me that more and more choose the “coloring book” route. (I’ve written about this a few times at Just Like Cooking, but I’ve decided to up the ante and broaden the discussion audience over here) When designing talks and posters, most chemists will …

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Mar 28

Chemical Magicians


Gob Bluth, Semi-Professional Magician

Skepticism plays a central role in any kind of scientific research. To paraphrase Feynman, you should try never to fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool! We chemists all want to believe in the high yield, or the perfect recrystallization that causes us to turn cartwheels…until we realize that we can’t repeat …

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