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Joanna Aldred

Joanna Aldred

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About the author: Joanna Aldred has over 25 years of publishing experience. Her career has been tied to the written word: from proof reading, copy editing and translating to assisting authors and editors. She is Editorial Manager for several high-ranking journals, including Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters.

Posts by Joanna Aldred

Attack of the Mutants

Posted on March 3rd, 2016 in Chemistry

Most parents know how difficult it is to prevent children from taking up bad or unhealthy habits. Children tend to ignore their parents’ advice, convinced as they are that nothing will ever happen to them or their parents are making a fuss about nothing. (more…)

Is Pain a Gender Issue?

Posted on February 8th, 2016 in Chemistry


How sensitive are you to pain? Many women feel that men are more sensitive to pain (or at least make more fuss about it). They often cite childbirth as one of the many reasons females are so much tougher than males. (more…)

Unmixing the messages

Posted on January 18th, 2016 in Pharma R&D

Have you ever driven through a red light because you were looking at the wrong traffic signal? Or had a row of angry motorists behind you because you hadn’t realized the signal above your lane had turned green? (more…)

Proteins behaving badly

Posted on January 5th, 2016 in Chemistry

The best present I ever received as a child was a game called Mousetrap. For those unlucky enough not to have played this: releasing a lever leads to a series of seemingly random events, such as a boot kicking a ball, and finally to (more…)

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