Serotonin is a girl's best friend
There's a cute profile in this week's Chemical and Engineering News about Raven Hanna, a Yale-trained molecular biophysicist who quit her postdoc to try science writing and eventually founded a company, Made with Molecules, to market her own line of jewelry. Her designs incorporate molecules like serotonin, acetylcholine, and dopamine, basically neurotransmitters that are known to have affect mood, concentration, etc. Neat concept. I myself am the proud owner of a double helix bracelet that I bought during a daylong conference at Cold Spring Harbor Lab. Some of the "DNA Apparel" on the latter website isn't really my cup of tea, but I suppose I'll run out of Christmas gift ideas sooner or later.
Labels: grrl science