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PhytoChemia Acta

Tag: Scientific articles

Oil Profiles: Frankincense, type serrata

18 April 2017

Alexis St-Gelais, M. Sc., chimiste Boswellia serrata grows in India, as opposed to most other commonly sold frankincense species which rather grow in the Horn of Africa and the southern Arabic peninsula. Frankincense serrata is not only segregated from a geographical point of view, but also differs from the other frankincenses chemically. This is reflected in […]

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Scientific Literature – What is it? (Part 2/2)

14 November 2016

Alexis St-Gelais, M. Sc., chimiste We have just discussed the various types of scientific literature, and their peer-reviewing process. All in all, peer-review is a huge step toward ensuring that quality results are published and discussed within and outside the scientific community. Alas, just as with any activity involving human beings, the process has its flaws. As […]

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Scientific Literature – What is it? (Part 1 of 2)

2 November 2016

Alexis St-Gelais, M. Sc., chimiste When discussing scientific topics, it is important to go beyond opinions and hearsay if the objective is to learn something valid or reach a sensible conclusion. As such, the source of the elements submitted to the discussion becomes extremely important. For the best and the worst, we live in an era […]

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