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Why pleasure is important — June 27, 2015

Why pleasure is important

Definitely !! Bingo……..

Psychologist Paul Bloom studies the nature of pleasure. In this conversation with Ben Lillie, he discusses how knowing the history of an object can profoundly affect our enjoyment of it.

Why is the origin of things so deeply important to us?

We have a biological adaptation called “essentialism,” which is a particularly clever and important adaptation that drives us to focus on the deeper aspect of things. For instance, it matters, when you look at people, not to be entirely moved by what they look like, but also to be influenced by what you believe to be their histories and their hidden properties. For food, it matters where it came from and what it touched. For animals, you want to know what they can do to you and how they behave, not just their surface appearance. For these reasons, I think we’ve evolved to have an essentialist bias.

Having said that, a lot of the specific…

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WHO – Infectious diseases — May 28, 2015
Global pandemic of bogus medicines-a looming threat — May 18, 2015

Global pandemic of bogus medicines-a looming threat

Nanoformulations on the way !!


If the medical community considers pathogens as major causes of death in cases of malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS, their opinion needs to be revaluated in the light of recent reports.

A latest collection of journal articles entitled “The Global Pandemic of Falsified Medicines: Laboratory and Field Innovations and Policy Perspectives”, published in the supplement to the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene has discussed the imminent threat posed by the poor quality of medicines used in the battle against these deadly diseases. It also detailed the new detection technologies, field surveillance data and the need for better policies to mitigate this huge problem of fake medicines.

These studies reported that, from the 16,800 samples of anti-malarials, anti-tuberculosis medicines, antibiotics and anti-leishmaniasis drugs that were examined, 9-41 % failed to meet the specifications.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) claims that 10-30% of medicines are of poor quality, counterfeit and…

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Breath test for TB developed —
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Structural characterization of form I of anhydrous rifampicin —

Structural characterization of form I of anhydrous rifampicin

Can you suggest where can i avail Hot Stage Microscopy facility ?

New Drug Approvals

Structural characterization of form I of anhydrous rifampicin


CrystEngComm, 2014, 16,8555-8562
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE01157K, Paper
Amanda Laura Ibiapino, Rafael Cardoso Seiceira, Altivo Pitaluga, Antonio Carlos Trindade, Fabio Furlan Ferreira
*Corresponding authors
aCenter of Natural and Human Sciences (CCNH), Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Av. dos Estados, 5001, Santo André, Brazil 
bLaboratory of Solid State Studies (LEES), Farmanguinhos, FIOCRUZ, Av. Comandante Guaranys, 447, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
cReal Time Process and Chemical Analysis Development Center (NQTR), Chemistry Institute, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rua Hélio de Almeida, 40, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
dFederal Institute of São Paulo (IFSP), Av. Mogi das Cruzes, 1501, Suzano, Brazil

Crystal structure determination…

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