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Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: Twitter: Dereklowe

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April 20, 2009

More Travel!

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Posting will be irregular this week - I'm off traveling again, this time in the Washington, DC area. (This hasn't been the single most scientifically productive April I've ever had, unfortunately). I do hope to get some posts up, but not today - whatever news is happening, I'll catch up on it for tomorrow!

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1. Chemjobber on April 20, 2009 9:12 PM writes...

Now it's time for DC travel tips! I spent all of 36 hours in the DC area -- I can't really recommend anything other than seeing the plaque commemorating Officer Leslie Coffelt, who died defending President Truman during an assassination attempt outside of Blair House.

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2. Joannes on April 21, 2009 7:56 AM writes...

And I have lived there for over three years, some time ago (longer than I care to remember). For a meal, Adams Morgan is still the place to go, and beers before in The Brickskeller (

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3. RB Woodweird on April 21, 2009 12:14 PM writes...

Go to the Smithsonian Castle and become a member ($20 or so). Sign up for the early morning members-only tour behind the scenes.

Go see Julia Child's kitchen in the M of Am History. Have some Goldfish and red wine in memory.

In the same building, go see the Star-Spangled original Banner and wonder at the casual way its caretakers would haul it out every once in a while and carve pieces off it for keepsakes for friends and passersby.

Go to the Nat Bot Garden and see the little wing filled with medicinal plants. Wash hands after rubbing all the leaves as you go by.

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4. You're Pfizered on April 21, 2009 2:17 PM writes...

Um, what?

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5. Hap on April 22, 2009 8:28 AM writes...

It sure looks like spam to me. Either that, or someone has come rather unhinged. The presence of the URL makes me think it's just another drug spammer, though.

While the pain of finding medicines may someday end, the pain of spammers (and the stupid that enables them) is unlikely to do so.

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6. Jack on April 22, 2009 10:04 AM writes...

Try Ben's Chili Bowl (

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7. Anonymous on April 24, 2009 12:10 PM writes...

Cuts at Arena:

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