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Because I live in New York City I tend to write stories on urban addiction. In contrast, here are stories from localized news effort patch.com, wisdoms on the pervasive and devastating effects of addiction touching communities across the country -- all stories from just this week...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - G-Spot or Not, conservation refugees, hallucinating fish, meteors, vervet crybabies, early Anthropocene, Mad Cow, and more.
It's Wednesday - time for the new Video of the Week! Have fun!Today we also say good-bye to one of the original network bloggers, James Byrne, who explains in his farewell post what comes next in his life and career...
Video of the Week #40 April 25th, 2012 From: A New World on the Outside of a Raleigh Museum by Scott Huler at Plugged In .
On April 24, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported the fourth confirmed case of mad cow disease in the U.S., the first since 2006. In an official statement, the department’s chief veterinary officer John Clifford said that the animal (a dairy cow from central California), “was never presented for slaughter for human consumption, so at no time presented a risk to the food supply or human health.” That’s good news: it means that the USDA protection system—banning cattle that cannot walk on their own and testing them for disease—worked...
A trip to an unfamiliar part of the world is all you need in order to realize that humans have vastly different ways of eating, playing, talking, problem-solving, and so much more.
It’s day 4 of the Experimental Biology meeting, and I looked at a poster using zebrafish as a model for behavioral effects of hallucinogens, but there was also a great symposium on treatments for affective disorders, as well as great posters on stress, serotonin systems, and more...
One thing I've learned through stories from addicts in the Bronx is just how deeply drugs infiltrate the prison system. Brought in through family members or by correctional officers themselves, addicts routinely tell me the same story: obtaining drugs and maintaining an addiction in prison is simple...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Open Science, history of the zipper, being social, brain on cocaine, and more.
- Jalees Rehman - Open Science and Access to Medical Research - Nancy Chen - How a Love of “Story Problems” Changed the World of Breast Cancer - Khalil A.
Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections for the past week:Stigma, neuroscience, cross-cultural psychology, and goats! Learn about why the Chinese language has a new symbol for "epilepsy," at Mind Hacks.Jordan Gaines is a neuroscience PhD student and a young science writer...
On day 3 of the Experimental Biology conference, I listened to a fascinating talk on cognitive dysfunction following chemotherapy, how we can study it, and how we might go about treating it...
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