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For physicists trying to make sense of quantum mechanics, Albert Einstein's thinking remains highly relevant. "This guy saw more deeply and more quickly into the problems that plague us today," one quantum physicist told me.
Field experiences are often what help an undergraduate decide whether or not to pursue biological anthropology, they determine the course of a graduate student’s dissertation, and they provide the data needed to launch grants and make tenure cases for faculty.
There s an App for That: Policy and Technological Advances in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Disclaimer: I have no financial ties to the products or services I discuss. The goal of this article is twofold: I aim to (1) educate you as a healthcare consumer about a policy change that will improve your access to preventative cardiology, and (2) discuss ways that technology can help facilitate your own health behavior change.
Exomes are big news. Sequencing of the protein-encoding part of the genome is increasingly solving medical mysteries in children. It began with Nicholas Volker and his recovery from a devastating gastrointestinal disease with a stem cell transplant once his exome sequence revealed his problem.And my recent Medscape assignments reveal the trend: 7 of 12 kids’ exomes leading to diagnosis at Duke University (from May 10, 2012); whole genomes of 5 infants from the neonatal intensive care unit at Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri (from October 3), in just 50 hours each, focusing on 600 single-gene diseases; and 300 patients at the Whole Genome Laboratory at the Baylor College of Medicine, with 300 more waiting -- 85% of them kids (from November 9, 2012).But wait.
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As usual on Wednesdays, we have the new Video of the Week. - Laura Jane Martin - Postage Stamps Overlook Earth's Tiny Creatures - Bora Zivkovic - Introducing: Kate Prengaman - Tali Trigg - Electric Vehicle Deployment – Where Should We Be Today? - Carin Bondar - Vintage Space: Historical Spaceflight on Film - Dana Hunter - Parícutin: “Here Is Something New and Strange” - Kalliopi Monoyios - The Coolest Photo My iPhone Never Took - DNLee - Obesity Coverage in Black Newspapers Mostly Negative, University of Missouri Study Finds - Scicurious - On writing it down - John Matson - Could Another Chelyabinsk-Scale Meteor Sneak Up on Us? =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion.
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Why my campaign to promote quality and relevant science news in the Black Press matters: Real outcomes are at stake. Science Literacy is Social Justice!
Electrode placement on speech motor cortex Wilder Penfield's famous homonculus map of the brain had a large area on one side capped by a gaping cartoon mouth labeled simply "vocalization."During the 1930s, Penfield stimulated that same area, but was unable to elicit any recognizable utterances.
Credit: ESA When a 17-meter asteroid barreled into Earth’s atmosphere over central Russia on February 15, releasing a powerful shock wave that injured more than 1,000 people, many observers wondered how such a momentous event could arrive unheralded.
Video of the Week #80, February 20th, 2013: From: Vintage Space: Historical Spaceflight on Film by Carin Bondar at PsiVid . Source: Amy Shira Teitel on YouTube Space Lab - Scientific American Historian Amy Shira Teitel has a lot to say about spaceflight.
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