Sabbatical: basic chemical compounds

After 8 years and over 350 posts, it’s a pity that my posts collect virtual dust at WordPress’s server. So this year I’m bringing back some of the best stuff, which doesn’t disagree with publishing new material. You may have noticed that I care about science and languages. I mean, it's in the title of … Continue reading Sabbatical: basic chemical compounds

Chemists conspiracy: all drinks are the same alcohol

For many, alcohol is just what you drink instead of water—you should reconsider your habits. But have you ever wondered what an alcohol molecule looks like? You might have heard of etanol or ethyl alcohol; both names for the alcohol in drinks. But what is alcohol chemically speaking? Alcohols are organic compounds with an –OH … Continue reading Chemists conspiracy: all drinks are the same alcohol

How to cut down on alcohol — or get it out of your blood once in it

During the last two weeks some promising news have come out to make the world a better place for alcoholics — both clinical and voluntary ones. A drug reduces the urge to drink alcohol (PharmaTimes) The European Medicines Agency has authorised the commercialisation of Selincro (nafalmene) by Lundbeck, a drug that reduces the urge to … Continue reading How to cut down on alcohol — or get it out of your blood once in it