Now that is certainly a bargain. Apparently you can get 50mg Thiazovivin for $670. That is 13.4 cent per mg. The price in this special offer is 6.7 times higher. Do they charge for postage as well?
This reminds me of a joke I heard in Russia in the early 90s, when the first nouveau riche learned how to spend real money:
"How much did you pay for your watch?"
"What, are you crazy? I know a place where you could have spent twice as much for the same watch!"
I wonder what the effectiveness of mass email marketing is for something as specialized as human embryonic stem cell culture. Maybe they just figure the bemused scientist receiving the message will share the odd email with other kinds of scientists until the right kind sees the ad. What's the life-sciences equivalent to the Erdős number?
I think "careful writers" would prefer has been shown dramatically to improve survival over the much more natural has been shown to improve survival dramatically, because the former shows an infinitive that has been visibly unsplit.
I'm more interested in the h designation for the embryonic stem cells. While taking Human Anatomy & Physiology, I asked my professor why some hormones are specifically designated as human, such as hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). As I recall, her explanation was that some hormones are virtually identical among several species, so we specify the version. Is this the same for ESCs?