Etiqueta: chemistry

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The kidnapping of words in nutrition

We have to resort to less comfortable and more tangled phrases such as raw material or unprocessed product, because we run the risk that the next time we tell our patients to eat «natural products», they end up buying broth, refined bread or juice.

Interview with Jack Szostak

Interview with Jack Szostak, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2009, along with the molecular biology experts Elizabeth Blackburn and Carol Greider.

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«Gratitude», by Oliver Sacks

«Em veig ara confrontat amb la mort però no he acabat amb la vida.» Aquesta és la cita que encapçala 'Gratitude', un llibre brevíssim –es llegeix en mitja horeta– però d’una intensitat poc comuna.

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Interview with Francisco Tomás

With a speech about the structure and dynamics of proteins, professor Francisco Tomás joined last February the Royal Academy of Medicine of Valencia. The principal of the University of Valencia between the years 2002 and 2010 chose for his debut in this scientific academy a

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Looking for the origin of life in cosmochemistry

Les condrites carbonàcies són meteorits que contenen carboni. Provenen d’asteroides primitius i són les úniques que, a hores d’ara, han aportat mostres d’evolució química per a les anàlisis en laboratori. Els estudis han revelat que existia una abundant química orgànica en el sistema solar abans del començament de la vida terrestre. Amb l’arribada de meteorits i cometes, aquests processos podrien haver impulsat l’origen de la bioquímica del nostre planeta.

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The Mystery of Tasteless Tomatoes

We were in the main square of the village of Aín, ready to have our evening meal when Pep Pérez came along with a salad and sat in front of us: —Have you grown all that in your plot?— I asked. —Try some tomato. Pep tended a small