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Bionic knee v2.0

I am writing this blog entry on my sofa as I recover from my second knee surgery in three years. So… How did I end up here? If you read one of my previous entries on anaesthetics, you may recall … Continue reading

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Surgical Serums

  “Here comes the sleepy juice” said the anaesthetist as he prepped me for surgery and injected me full of a milky looking blend to make sure I couldn’t see, hear or feel anything that would happen over the course … Continue reading

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Teaching old drugs new tricks

Thalidomide. If you studied chemistry to A level you will know that this is the name of a drug which was once prescribed as a sedative and to pregnant women to prevent morning sickness in the 1950s. It was, however, … Continue reading

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Heart attacks and hard ons

Would you believe me if I told you that the enzyme that can prevent heart attacks is almost identical to the enzyme that gives men erections? So much so, that in 1985 during clinical trials for a drug designed to … Continue reading

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