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Nerve Agents: What Are They and How They Can Hurt Us?

Chemical weapons keep making headlines these days, be it the use of sarin in Syria or Novichok in the UK. An interesting fact hardly ever covered by the media is that the chemical structure of these compounds is relatively simple. An average, modern pharmaceutical drug tends to be much more complex and difficult to make. This is not particularly surprising, as most research into these agents was done 50 or more years ago, when the art of organic synthesis was not as advance as it is now. Nonetheless, these compounds (and nerve agents in particular) are extremely efficient. It is quite interesting to analyze, from a neuroscience perspective, what exactly these compounds are doing to our body to cause such a devastating effect. … [visit site to read more]

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