Medication Assistant- Wisconsin Technical Colleges
09
March

Medication Assistant- Wisconsin Technical Colleges

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

(Sharon:) A Medication Assistant is a person that helps dispense medications to patients in nursing homes or long-term care facilities. (Jody:) You learn all the different drug classes. You learn the effects they can have on the body-system, you learn the different ways of giving the medications. (Sharon:) You need to be a Certified Nursing […]


The 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine – Periodic Table of Videos
10
October

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine – Periodic Table of Videos

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

For the first time since we started making these Nobel Prize videos, the Medicine Nobel Prize has got such a strong chemical content that we are going to make two: one about chemistry and this one, which is about medicine. And the reason why we are doing the medicine one is because it is recognizing […]


A Boy Ate Only Chips And French Fries For 10 Years. This Is What Happened To His Eyes.
16
September

A Boy Ate Only Chips And French Fries For 10 Years. This Is What Happened To His Eyes.

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

A Boy Ate Only Potato Chips & French Fries for 10 Years. This Is What Happened To His Eyes. DA is a 17 year old boy, presenting to the emergency room with a progressive deterioration in hearing, sight, and vitality. He tells the admitting nurse that his field of vision had been slowly going dark […]


Career advice from the “Edison of medicine” | MIT’s Robert Langer
16
September

Career advice from the “Edison of medicine” | MIT’s Robert Langer

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

I do advise my students to be broad and open-minded in their thinking when it comes to careers. I mean basically what you want is somebody to have a great career and to be happy; and so my advice to students is to don’t do what’s going to make you the most money or the […]


Does Cough Medicine Really Work?
15
September

Does Cough Medicine Really Work?

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

What do you do when you have a really bad cough? If you reach for the cough medicine, you’re not alone. Every year, people spend billions of dollars on this stuff. But does it work? Coughing is a natural reflex that clears your airways of anything that’s not supposed to be in there. When some […]


Inside a Home DMT Lab Run by A Chemistry Teacher
11
September

Inside a Home DMT Lab Run by A Chemistry Teacher

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /


Lee Cronin: Print your own medicine
02
September

Lee Cronin: Print your own medicine

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Translator: Timothy Covell Reviewer: Morton Bast Organic chemists make molecules, very complicated molecules, by chopping up a big molecule into small molecules and reverse engineering. And as a chemist, one of the things I wanted to ask my research group a couple of years ago is, could we make a really cool universal chemistry set? […]


Making an old pain and fever medication
31
August

Making an old pain and fever medication

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , /

At one point, acetanilide was sold as a fever and pain reducing medication under the brand name Antifebrin. However, due to toxicity issues, it was eventually taken off the market. Nowadays, Antifebrin and other related medications have been completely replaced by acetaminophen. Also known as paracetamol or Tylenol. It was eventually discovered that acetanilide and […]