Thursday, October 18, 2007

Accelerated progress
MULTIDISCIPLINARY science is all the rage these days. Even so, the synergies between archaeology and pharmacology are not, at first sight, obvious. But there is a connection. An analytical technique developed for the former, to work out how old things are, is now being used in the latter, to discover, before expensive clinical trials are undertaken, whether promising drugs are likely to fail.

It's actually quite interesting.