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#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - glia, Dolomites, Pagan Island, RoboBaby, memory+creativity, exercise+depression debate, and more.
Several posts from our network bloggers, several Guest Blog posts, and one SciAm article have been nominated for the 3 Quarks Daily prize, which is quite a big deal in the science blogosphere...
Video of the Week #47 June 13th, 2012: The Fabulab’s Flame Challenge from The Fabulab on Vimeo. From: Flame Challenge Fails to Challenge Negative Stereotypes of Scientists by Marc Kuchner at Guest Blog ...
Holy Sacred Cow! Why Reactions to the Exercise and Depression Trial Go to the Heart of Scientific Controversy
What do you believe about the effects of exercise and depression – and why do you believe it? Are you personally unenthusiastic about exercising, or are you closer to religious fervor about it?These are critical questions...
The relationship between food and a gastro-intestinal disease might sound simple. But new research is revealing that what we put into our bodies can cause a cascade of complex interactions among various systems—from metabolism to the immune system—that keep us well or make us sick.And it appears that a popular component of the classic Western diet—saturated fats—has likely contributed to the increase in colitis cases.Colitis, swelling of the large intestine that can cause pain and diarrhea, seems to run in families, but not everyone with the genetic risk gets it...
By Kaitlin Mogentale and Nicole MatthewsWe recently sat down with Karl Huggins the director of the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber, located at the USC Wrigley Marine Institute on Santa Catalina Island to discuss his scientific contributions to diving...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - anthrax, bizzare medical cases, honey, PeerJ, crocodiles, cannabinoids, decompression sickness and more.
Another Fast Chat tomorrow - tune in at 12 noon EDT for a discussion of "bath salts" with Cassie Rodenberg.- Judy Stone - Clinical Trials for Beginners: Ethics – Pediatric Anthrax Vaccine Case Study - Ilana Yurkiewicz - Three bizarre tales of medical survivors, and what they can (and cannot) teach us about medicine - Eric Michael Johnson - The Failed Synthesis: Eduard Kolchinsky on the Dangers of Mixing Science and Politics - Darren Naish - Earth: Crocodile Empire homeworld (crocodiles part I) - Christie Wilcox - Using cannabinoids to overcome fear in the brain - Jason G...
When freshmen in my humanities colloquium at Stevens Institute of Technology ask why they have to read stuff by ancient Greeks, I reply that we have much to learn from old guys like Thucydides...
What do a 15-year-old Milwaukee student bitten by a rabies-infected bat, a 45-year-old Berlin patient with HIV and leukemia, and a 17-year-old with a rare prion disease have in common?T...
Having looked at the rampant conflicts of interest surrounding the anthrax vaccine and a bit at the logistics of the proposed pediatric vaccine trial let’s look at the trial in the context of ethical principles...
by Kaitlin MogentaleOn one of our multiple dive training trips to California’s beautiful Santa Catalina Island, we were fortunate enough to receive a tour of the hyperbaric chamber stationed on the island...
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