Charlie, could you explain some of the causes of your retardation?
Professor Nemur is the man to answer your question.
We don't know exactly what causes the type of phenylketonuria that Charlie was suffering from...(explaining Charlie's retardation)
Nemur is explaining proudly since he got the chance to show his authority.
I wasn't expecting a lecture...
I call it competitive inhibition of enzymes. Let me give you an example...(still explaining Charlie's retardation) Result? Irreversible destruction of proteins in the brain tissue.
Nemur is still explaining and it seems that he is not gonna stop.
But if it is irreversible, how is it possible that Mr. Gordon here is no longer retarded?
Ah! I said the destruction to the tissue was irreversible, not the process itself. Many researchers have been able to reverse the process through injection. This is our own techniques as well. But first, we remove the damaged portions of the brain---
Charlie is interrupting Prof Nemur at his peroration.
Just a minute, Professor Nemur. What about Rahajamati's work in that field?
Well, I don't think we have anything to worry about. Our results speak for themselves.
Rahajamati. His article attacks Tanida's theory of enzyme fusion. The article hasn't been translated yet. I read it a few days ago in the Hindu Journal of Psychopathology.
Charlie is explaining to Prof Nemur about the article he read before.
But Tanida himself first propounded the theory, and now he points out that---
Oh, come now, Charlie. Just because a man is the first to come forth with a theory doesn't make him the final word on its experimental development. I think everyone here will agree that the research done in US and Britain far outshines the work done in India and Japan. We still have the best laboratories and the best equipment in the world.
Nemur is deprecating what Charlie says.
But that doesn't answer Rahajamati's point that----
This is not the time or place to go into that. I'm certain all of the points will be adequately dealt with in tomorrow's session.
Nemur is trying to escape from Charlie's question.