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There are two approaches to discovering new drugs. In one approach drugs fall in your lap from the sky. In the other you scoop them up from the ocean. Lets call the first the top-down approach and the second the bottom-up approach.The bottom-up approach assumes...
On my computer screen right now are two molecules. They are both large rings with about thirty atoms each, a motley mix of carbons, hydrogens, oxygens and nitrogens. In addition they have appendages of three or four atoms dangling off their periphery. There...
Philosopher John Locke's defense of the natural rights ofman should apply to all people, not just to one's favorite factionsThis is my third monthly column for the website 3 Quarks Daily. In it I lament what I see as an attack on Enlightenment values and Western...

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There are two approaches to discovering new drugs. In one approach drugs fall in your lap from the sky. In the other you scoop them up from the ocean. Lets call the first the top-down approach and the second the bottom-up approach.The bottom-up approach assumes...
On my computer screen right now are two molecules. They are both large rings with about thirty atoms each, a motley mix of carbons, hydrogens, oxygens and nitrogens. In addition they have appendages of three or four atoms dangling off their periphery. There...
Philosopher John Locke's defense of the natural rights ofman should apply to all people, not just to one's favorite factionsThis is my third monthly column for the website 3 Quarks Daily. In it I lament what I see as an attack on Enlightenment values and Western...