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  1. Finalised an abstract for a congress due several days ... It's 412 words, and we're only allowed 300 words ... Does someone have some good experience with excluding obvious and useless words? :unsure:

    1. Prometheus


      I can have a look at it.

  2. Ibuprofen's anti inflammatory properties

    I think he's thinking of it as directly toxic etc., just as would antacidics directly neutralise stomach acid? Can't think of another example than antacidics, actually. Or certain laxatives.
  3. Promotor (specialist in nuclear medicine) called my thesis literature review chapter on positron emission tomography "very sound and accurate" and was very satisfied with it. Made my day!

  4. Corrupt thesis document

    Futura Pro (Book & Medium & Small Caps Book & Small Caps Medium) No problems in other documents ... I'm starting to think it might have something to do with the file size and all the images in it?
  5. Corrupt thesis document

    I know, but margins, headers that are mirrored on even/odd pages, section breaks ...
  6. Corrupt thesis document

    Yes, of course. I'm not even thinking of messing around with the original
  7. Corrupt thesis document

    There are no problems opening the file in Word 2010. I will try your recommendations, studiot. Thanks! Will keep you updated.
  8. Corrupt thesis document

    Hmm ... That's what I feared. I'm going to see if I can open it up with MS Office 2010. Still have a product key lying around somewhere
  9. Corrupt thesis document

    I sure do have back-ups. But typesetting is quite time-consuming itself and I don't feel like doing it over and over again. I did, unfortunately.
  10. Corrupt thesis document

    Hello everyone I don't know a lot about corrupted files and such, but I fear my thesis document might be one, or be close to being one. Since yesterday (actually since the last big Windows update), everytime I want to open my thesis, Word crashes (Word has stopped working and sometimes, Windows error reporting has stopped working), unless I open it in safe mode, or when I'm quick enough to select everything and change the font. Changing the font, however, is no option. Don't feel like doing that. However, there might be arguments that the font itself is somewhat conflicting, since the problem does not occur using another font. But like I said, that's not really an option. Yes, that's how serious I am about fonts. After all, suspicious that it occurred only since yesterday, no? I'd love it if someone would trust me to send them the thesis file and the font installation files (no viruses, guaranteed), to check where things go wrong, because I simply don't know where to start ... Thank you very much! Function
  11. Thanks! For the following: "1-[(2S,4S,5R)-2-[¹⁸F]fluoro-4-hydroxy-5-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydro-2-furanyl]-5-methyl-2,4(1H,3H)-pyrimidinedione" Should the S's and the H's be in italics?
  12. You state IUPAC and INN. However, 3'-Deoxy-3'-[18F]fluorothymidine is neither of both. The IUPAC name for that would be 1-[4-fluoranyl-5-(hydroxymethyl)oxolan-2-yl]-5-methylpyrimidine-2,4-dione. Then what is 3'-deoxy-3'-[18F]fluorothymidine?
  13. Consensus and insights by experts in the field Thanks, John!
  14. Hello everyone The ones following my posts regularly will know that I'm writing my thesis on, among other things, nuclear imaging of primary brain tumours. Finding accepted, standardised nomenclature for radiotracers, however, is driving me crazy. I found the Molecular Imaging and Contrast Agent Database on the NCBI website, which offers some abbreviated and full chemical names of radiotracers I'm discussing. However ... I can't seem to agree with the chemical name they give to the substance which has the INN of fludeoxyglucose (18F). Here are some of the names given in the MICAD I need evaluated by some real chemical-linguistic purists here (I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I don't like the discrepancy in ways that fludeoxyglucose (18F) can be written, among other tracers) (abbreviations are given after the hyphen): O-(2-[18F]Fluoroethyl)-L-tyrosine - [18F]FET 3'-Deoxy-3'-[18F]fluorothymidine - [18F]FLT [18F]Fluorocholine - [18F]FCH L-[methyl-11C]Methionine - [11C]MET p-(2-[18F]fluoroethyl)-L-phenylalanine - [18F]FEP And then this: [18F]Fluoro-2-deoxy-2-D-glucose - [18F]FDG In the text beneath the table containing this chemical name, however, they describe "2-[18F]Fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose", which itself is already in discrepancy with the earlier reported name above. Additionally, a more commonly used name for this radiotracer, by almost every author, seems to be "2-Deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose". Can someone please give some feedback on the nomenclature of these 6 radiotracers? Also mind the italics where given (by the MICAD). What would be the most correct full name for [18F]FDG? I acknowledge that these names are not fully fundamentally chemical (else there would be something with "ethylammonium" in [18F]FCH), but let's ignore that nonetheless. A possible solution could've been to go with the INN of every tracer, however, it seems like only [18F]FDG has an approved INN ... Thanks! Function EDIT: Can this thread be moved to Organic Chemistry or Applied Chemistry?
  15. Looking for a specific word

    I missed out on this one. Thanks, Strange. "Conventionally" might just do fine!