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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Science Is Some Crazy Stuff

I have always been fascinated with research scientists, particularly biologist-type research scientists. Genetics is fascinating (come on, they mapped the genome - how cool is that?) and it always amazes me when I find out they've come out with some new breakthrough treatment made of microbes they found in Amazonian monkey-dung or something.

I once worked for a company that made a cancer drug that was developed from the cells that line the ovaries of Chinese hamsters. And just recently, I learned that scientists have discovered that the brains of cockroaches carry some serious antibiotics, strong enough to slaughter bacteria that have evolved resistance to the hospital antibiotics we humans use.

How do they come up with this stuff? The mind boggles.

We live in an age of wonder....and weird. Luckily for us, they can work hand in hand to clear up teenage acne or clean your floors without leaving a soapy residue.

Now if only they could find some crusty mold under a rock somewhere that would liquefy cellulite on contact....

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