Shall I compare thee to... a cytotoxicity assay?

Monday, August 15, 2011 | 10:53 AM

You don't have to be an English lit major to appreciate Shakespeare's endless store of witticisms, catch-phrases and quotes. Which is why it makes us chuckle a bit when we encounter scholarly research articles that reference them in unexpected ways:

To sleep, perchance to dream (Hamlet)

Nocturnal eating syndromes: to sleep, perchance to eat

To sleep, perchance to leak


To be, or not to be, that is the question (Hamlet)

To slow or not to slow: the economics of the greenhouse effect

To normalize or not to normalize? Fat is the question


Much Ado About Nothing

The placebo: Is it much ado about nothing

Programmed ribosomal frameshifting: Much ado about knotting!


Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo (Romeo and Juliet)

Wherefore art thou r3579x?: anonymized social networks, hidden patterns, and structural steganography

Wherefore Art Thou Copper? Structures and Reaction Mechanisms of Organocuprate Clusters in Organic Chemistry


Et tu, Brute? (Julius Caesar)

Et Tu, Fair Use-The Triumph of Natural-Law Copyright

Et tu, acetaminophen?


All that glisters is not gold (The Merchant of Venice)

All that palsies is not Bell's—The need to define Bell's palsy as an adverse event following immunization

All that wheezes is not asthma


There are many more. Happy hunting!

Posted by: Darcy Dapra, Partner Manager