Happy Thanksgiving 2007!

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Look closely at the two pictures… do you see a small resemblance? Perhaps it is not a coincidence that the two dimensional molecular diagram of Tryptophan looks just a little bit like a turkey… Okay, so it’s really more the gluttonous amount of food that you eat (and perhaps the accompanying bit of alcohol) that has more to do with that after-feast sleepiness, but it’s fun to bring up alongside the turkey that amino acid we all love to blame for our post meal couch potatoesque lethargy.

Happy Thanksgiving To All!