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The Discovery of Chlorpromazine (AKA Thorazine)

Transcript: Intro Chlorpromazine is often known by a brand name of Thorazine. It’s an antipsychotic used for people with manic and schizophrenia disorders. It was considered ground breaking for the psychiatric field. It allowed them to move on from barbaric methods of therapy like electroshock and lobotomies to something that has the potential to correct brain …

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Vanderbilt Professor Helps Discover 117th Element, ‘Tennessine’

Move over, 116. The 117th element on the Periodic Table of Elements has just been discovered by researchers from Vanderbilt University, as well as scientists from other schools and laboratories around the globe. Joseph Hamilton, a professor at the college, fittingly suggested that the element be named “tennessine.” Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the …

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The Periodic Kingdom: A Journey Into The Land of The Chemical Elements by P.W. Atkins [book review]

The Periodic Kingdom: A Journey Into The Land Of The Chemical Elements by P.W. Atkins My rating: 4 of 5 stars Summary The Periodic Kingdom by Atkins is an accessible overview of basic chemistry. However, instead of presenting the information that the periodic table can tell us in a droll, textbook form, Atkins takes us …

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