Listen Up, Pilgrims: Tryptophan Is Not What's Making You Sleepy

Matt Dilyard

Forrest Etheridge (left), a senior at the College of Wooster, and Judith Amburgey-Peters, an associate professor of chemistry, prod a drumstick in search of Thanksgiving's chemical secrets.
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It's Thanksgiving Day, and the conversation among your dinner guests—an eclectic mix of B-list relatives, single friends and co-workers, and your favorite international students—veers dangerously close to the toxic topics of religion and...

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