Emory University ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave discusses some little-known facts about historical poisoning deaths as well as how a plant poisons could be reason behind the myth of Cyclops.
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The Amazon Conservation Team is proud to partner with the Trio indigenous peoples of the northeast Amazon to produce ORGANIC BIODEGRADABLE STRAWS from rainforest plants in honor of #EarthDay!
Way to go @baym on the 60 minutes piece! We watched it in lab meeting today & were collectively yelling at the screen for the journalist not to touch your big slab of mutant E. coli bare handed 😱
Could antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" become a bigger killer than cancer?
Antibiotics have saved hundreds of millions of lives. But their continued, widespread use has led to mutated bacteria that are resistant to these drug...
Science tends to be incredibly reductionist, with scientists focused on a particular “-ology” of preference. But nature interweaves all elements of the sciences into something much more complex - this is Gaia.
#EarthDay #science #ecology #complexity
Thanks so much to the Emory Emeritus College for the invitation to speak at your luncheon today! I was so impressed by the range of questions you had & topics discussed! Best audience I’ve had all year! #scicomm #emory #science #WomenInSTEM
DYK that #rum is made from yeast fermentation of sugarcane products (molasses or sugarcane juice)? Dark rum gets its coloring from the aging process in oak casks. Spiced rum is made by an additional maceration step with different spices
Looking for a new #podcast to fuel your morning commute? Check out #FoodiePharmacology -10 episodes on #history & #pharmacology of food on #SoundCloud & #iTunes! #sugar #coffee #blackpepper #cannabis #cassava #tea #turmeric #ginger #rosemary #miraclefruit
For the @nytimes Sunday Review I wrote about the power of living creatures to transform and regulate the planet, the legacy of the Gaia hypothesis, and the idea that Earth itself is a giant living entity
The Healing Power of Gardens
In Episode 9 @QuaveEthnobot takes us to Barbados to learn more about sugarcane. Sweet! ‘Foodie Pharmacology with Cassandra Quave Episode 9: Sugar’ on #SoundCloud #np https://t.co/a5XSLX9Spj
Consumption of #Cannabis #edibles is increasing in popularity & while there are certainly health benefits – especially for medicinal applications – there is also a potential for toxic effects if not prepared or consumed properly.
#Cannabis is used as a #fiber plant, #food, #psychoactive & #medicine. The legal framework regarding the regulation & use of edibles is undergoing rapid change. In Ep. 10 of #FoodiePharmacology, I interview 2 experts on cannabis #chemistry & law! 4/20 https://t.co/ZUsrV3d8NV
How sweet it is! This grass grows to a height of 10-13 ft high & supplies most of the world’s #sugar market. It's also the source of #rum #molasses! Tune in to Ep. 9 of #FoodiePharmacology to learn more: https://t.co/2aJ4J4I61E
#sugarcane #foodie #Barbados #Caribbean #sweetener
Happy Saturday!! We've just released TWO new episodes of #FoodiePharmacology for your listening enjoyment! Check out Ep. 9 on #sugar & Ep. 10 on #cannabis (in honor of 4/20)!
#foodie #edibles #sugarcane #herbalmedicine #medicalcannabis #podcast #botany
The best thing ever!
Just one more reason we should never underestimate the power of plants...or our forebears, who figured this stuff out centuries ago.
16th-century text shows ginkgo seeds can fight skin infections
Inspired by a centuries-old text on traditional Chinese medicine, a young researcher has found that seeds from the gingko tree could prove helpful for...
It’s Friday, Ya’ll! And I’m back in town... so that means more awesome #FoodiePharmacology episodes coming your way soon!
#foodie #cuisine #emory #health #healthyeating #botany #atlanta #scicomm
Woo! I'm excited to share our new paper on #Australia spiny #Solanum fruit and seed dispersal character evolution across the Monsoon Tropics! SOLANUMS KNOW HOW TO GET AROUND! 🍆🍅 #Botany @MartineBotany @IThaden @FrawleyEmma @dave_tank
Phylogeny of the Australian Solanum dioicum group using seven nuclear genes, with consideration of Symon’s fruit and seed dispersal hypotheses
The dioecious and andromonoecious Solanum taxa (the “S. dioicum group”) of the Australian Monsoon Tropics have been the subject of phylogenetic an...
Frustrated by pharma not tackling #superbugs, Lord Jim O'Neill proposes a very controversial solution to #AMR research. Says maybe govts should take it over. Pharma fights back saying invested 4x more than govt/fdns in 2016. @BBCNews #AntibioticResistance
'Take over pharma' to make new antibiotics
Bits of the industry could be taken over as no new drugs are being made, says Lord Jim O'Neill.
Job opportunities in the history of herbal medicine in London, at The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret, a medical museum located in the attic of an eighteenth-century Church
The Old Operating Theatre Museum | The Old Operating Theatre Museum
Welcome to the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret in London. Discover Europe’s oldest surviving operating theatre.
Ecuador 1802: Humboldt & Bonpland were hosted by the Marquis of Selva Alegre and stayed at his ‘beautiful Chillo home’. From this valley is Geranium chilloense. This we collected at Machachi (Pugyopamba). [📷C.Aedo] #Humboldt250
“I don't think we are poor. In the cities, the white man lives with money. Here we don’t, we farm, we hunt, we fish, we dance. With all of that, we are rich.”--Young Kayapó film maker Pat-I @FT @AndresSchipani @dadogaldieri @LauraZanotti5 https://t.co/E1Yqu7dCQd photos yrs truly
"Often these situations which go on in a woman’s career — workplace situations — they don’t seem big.
But I heard someone say a marvelous thing in this context:
‘A ton of feathers still weighs a ton.’”
Painful to read, this one.
Some takeaways from Innovate@Emory Symposium:
1) #Innovation doesn’t happen in isolation
2) Sustainable innovation requires different forms of capital
3) Best #leaders have strong ability to #influence
4)#Entrepreneurship is all about management
5) A culture of curiosity is key
Guess who just got word that she’s been accepted as a Fellow of the Explorers Club?! This girl! So excited to join this group of prominent #explorers who made famous firsts to the North Pole, South Pole, ocean depths, Everest summit & the moon! @ExplorersClub #explore #nature
Super proud of this #QuaveLab team! Project by #Emory undergrad Xena for honors thesis in #biology & #postdoc Francois!
Secrets of the Ginkgo Seeds: A campus tree leads a student to an ancient Chinese text and a laboratory discovery via @EmoryUniversity
The #AncientEgyptians considered #flowers a sacred facet of life. This 1960s model is most likely based on a drawing of the mummy of Ramses III draped in garlands, made by the #botanist Georg Schweinfurth who studied the #plants of the #pharaohs.