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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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December 23, 2011

Holiday Break

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Posted by Derek

Posting will be irregular next week for the holidays. I may put up a recipe or two, the way I did last year, and I'll certainly jump in for any big stories that might pop up. Otherwise, I'll be lounging around, gathering my strength for the new year. And hoping that we don't get what we got last year - relentless snowstorms, pounding in one after the other, which started about one day after Christmas. The less time I spend slogging through 40 inches of the stuff to go out and rake it off the roof, the better. Makes it rather difficult for a guy to set up a telescope, too, even in the unlikely event of a clear sky.

So I'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone who's celebrating it a Merry Christmas, and I'll certainly throw in a Happy Hanukah as well. The Iranians have already celebrated the winter solstice, but a belated best wishes go out to them, too. Anyone I've missed?

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1. bbooooooya on December 23, 2011 11:27 AM writes...


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2. Anonymous BMS Researcher on December 23, 2011 1:10 PM writes...

I'm at about 38000 feet, using inflight wifi as I head West to ski and visit family.

I also hope the Northeast doesn't get an extreme winter like we got last year. This year we already had a very nasty Halloween trick from Mother Nature in CT. My power stayed on through both Hurricane Irene and the Halloween snowstorm, but many of my colleagues lost power for multiple DAYS in both storms. I sure heard a lot about generators and well pumps at lunchtime this Fall!

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3. See Arr Oh on December 25, 2011 9:46 PM writes...

Derek - Merry Christmas to you and yours! Keep on posting fantastic stuff into 2012.

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4. Sara on December 26, 2011 11:45 PM writes...

A belated Happy Yalda to you as well Derek, hope Shirin Polo made another appearance in the menu!

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5. Chemjobber on December 27, 2011 11:38 PM writes...

Patrick Harran and UCLA each charged with 3 felony counts today; Harran faces max 4.5 years in jail, UCLA faces $4.5 million in fines.

Link in my handle.

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