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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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March 11, 2013

The Baran Group Blog (And Some Others?)

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Posted by Derek

I wanted to mention that Phil Baran's group at Scripps now has a blog, where group members are putting up posts on several topics, from recent syntheses to jelly beans. Well worth keeping an eye on. And I'd like to take the opportunity to welcome Baran and his group to the blogging world.

Which reminds me: the blogroll at left is (as usual) wildly overdue for updating. I've got a list of sites that I'll put up there, but I'd be glad to take recommendations, because it wouldn't surprise me if I've missed some, too. Please add some to the comments, and I promise to actually clean things up this week (!)

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1. Anonymous on March 11, 2013 11:56 AM writes...

chemcafe is a dead link with no archive, that one can come down. i don't have any blogs to suggest, but i recently discovered it makes for good scrolling

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2. Toad on March 11, 2013 12:24 PM writes...

I don't see See Arr Oh's "Just Like Cooking" blog over there.

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3. Q on March 11, 2013 12:26 PM writes...

How about diseases? Here is a good one for MS research (lots of reviews of the current literature):

I would be interested in sites devoted to other diseases as well.

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4. @BioDueDiligence on March 11, 2013 1:23 PM writes...

My two cents for key biopharma voices:
Sally Church (pharma strategy blog), Pieter Droppert (biotech strategy blog), Luke T / Xconomy (plus guest features), John LaMattina and Matthew Herper at Forbes, FDA Law Blog, Adam F at The Street, Adam Bristol (nature blog), Bruce Booth. Sure I forgot some others but hopefully someone else will mention them.

I will also shamelessly plug the blog feeds I maintain at BiotechDueDiligence and HSP90 Inhibitors Central.

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5. Anonymous on March 11, 2013 2:39 PM writes...

Andre The Chemist is newer, well worth checking in on.

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6. Chemjobber on March 11, 2013 3:05 PM writes...

I suggest Not The Lab ( Labsolutely ( is lots of fun, too.

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7. Brandon Findlay on March 11, 2013 3:07 PM writes...

A few blog suggestions:

Chemistry and Pharma Blogs:

B.R.S.M -
Blog Syn -
It's the Rheo Thing -
Just Like Cooking -
New Reactions - (quiet right now)
Sussex Drug Discovery -
The Chemistry Cascade -
The Heterocyclist -
The Organometallic Reader - (quiet)
The Organic Solution -

Chemtips -

Science Blogs and News

Chemical Connections -
Not the Lab -

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8. Anonymous on March 11, 2013 3:26 PM writes...

With all these blogs out there, it makes me wonder how people actually get any work done???
Maybe this is a contributing factor to the decline of efficiency in the industry.

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9. Anonymous on March 11, 2013 5:57 PM writes...

How about TOC ROFL?

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10. Anonymous on March 11, 2013 7:54 PM writes...

Synthetic Remarks

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11. Chemjobber on March 11, 2013 8:30 PM writes...

@10: good call!

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12. Morten G on March 12, 2013 7:48 AM writes...

Philip Ball's Water in Biology

The title says biology but is more like "Water in Physical Chemistry Which May or May Not Have Something To Do With Biological Systems". Some times it makes my brain creak / crack but it figure that might be good for it. Maybe. A bit like really bad DOMS.

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13. anon on March 12, 2013 9:04 AM writes...

a few under science blogs and news (or maybe a new category, skepticism):

The Skeptical Teacher

Science-based medicine could go in with them in the skepticism category

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14. Puff the Mutant Dragon on March 12, 2013 9:54 AM writes...

Sandwalk if you don't have it already

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15. Mike on March 12, 2013 10:11 AM writes...

Business of biotech:

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