When is a crystal not a crystal?

Blausen 0660 NaClI had thought I had about 3 months to write a paper, but it turns out iI have about 3 weeks. As you can imagine, this has kind of light a fire under my arse. This is especially true as the paper’s current status is: lots of kind of interesting looking data, no conclusion, no clear questions it attempts to¬†either ask or answer, and no words down on paper. The data are on crystallisation. Crystallisation is how crystals form, for example how crystals of salt form when salt water evaporates.

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How to get the right one?

Unique, snow flakeIn 1990s new anti-HIV drugs were being rushed into production to fight the then relatively new disease HIV. One of these was Ritonavir. It was approved in 1996. Like most drugs, it was sold as tablets that contain crystals of the drug molecule. All was well.

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