Formulation Science: Continued

  In a recent blog post, I discussed the essentials of the Formulation Science discipline, using a long explanation involving cake. I am not a Formulation Chemist, but I quite liked writing this post. For my own enjoyment, and to be more technical, here’s a follow up! The Role of Formulation Science So, Formulation is an essential … Read moreFormulation Science: Continued

“What are all these chemicals for?” – aka, a very basic primer on Formulation Chemistry

Formulation Science? I’m currently studying for a PhD in Chemistry, and yet never during my Chemistry Undergraduate or Postgraduate career have I come across any modules or even seminars touching on formulation science. This is largely because formulation science is seen as an industry staple, something that doesn’t have a place in more blue-sky, academic research … Read more“What are all these chemicals for?” – aka, a very basic primer on Formulation Chemistry

Problems in Pharmacology: The Unexpecting Guinea Pigs

  Clinical trials are the bane of doctors and researchers alike. They are expensive, they rarely pay off, and they take a long time. But of course no one wants a situation where we simply don’t test drugs before we give them to vulnerable patients. The consequences of under-testing are dire, and it still happens that … Read moreProblems in Pharmacology: The Unexpecting Guinea Pigs

Ars Medendi reads: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

The Book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Oliver Sacks Picador, 1986 What it’s about: A Summary Welcome to the world of a neurologist. Oliver Sacks compiles many case studies he has published in medical case journals. These serve both as incredibly insightful looks at particular neurological disorders. This is the only one … Read moreArs Medendi reads: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat