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Pharmacy school is doing things to my sister. The other night she came bounding in with the news that the "Friskies" brand food we feed the local cat is shaped like antibodies.

After Russia's disappointing show in the last Olympics, Putin commanded his nation to get fit. Now that they've gotten over the smoking ban in health clubs, 2002 Moscow is turning into 1982 Los Angeles.

"In Moscow, fashion means everything," said Sokolov, dressed in a suit and seated at a glass table equipped with an oxygen machine. "People like to be surrounded with others who look just like them. We are a fashionable place."

Also, while researching which materials are most popular for hospital floors, I ran across some marvelous found poetry in the form of Slavic hospital architecture:

On every floor there is a nurse information desk for total information again fully automated. The synthesis between the interior architectural project of arch. Bojana Hejistoyanova and arch. Beljan Belchev and the authentic creations of the sculptors Momchil Cvetkov and Marian Chankov provide a very effective result. The entire realization has been executed under the constant supervision of the architects... They support entirely the overall implication of a self-sufficient lifestyle and a desire for life. The pyramid at the base of the inner yard space is an element, which synthesizes the positive bio-energy. The sculpture going round between its transparent walls symbolizes by its spiral part DNA, fire and life. In the very sculpture has been built in the eternal calendar of the Mai. The relief pane on the last level is made of metal and represents a copy of the “Creation of Adam” by MIchaelangelo, thus pointing to the fact that in this hospital is given second life to the patients.

 

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