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Neuronal transplants for treatment of obesity

There are many different factors which go into whether animals (or humans) develop obesity and diabetes. Different sensitivity to different chemicals, in different areas of the body and brain, can cause major differences in feeding behavior, body weight, fat, and insulin sensitivity...

February 6, 2012 — Scicurious

Willy Chyr's Neuroplastic Dreams - pop!

Willy Chyr is a fine artist and designer interested in emergent properties and systems: and he sometimes works in balloons.I'll be presenting an interview with Chyr here on Symbiartic soon; we met recently over coffee and from such fun, complicated work, Willy is refreshingly unpretentious and creatively versatile.To inflate your expectations of his remarkable, visionary and kinda crazy-beautiful work, here's a few images from his installation, Neuroplastic Dreams .You can find Willy Chyr at the links below, and Symbiartic will have more soon!...

February 5, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

#SciAmBlogs Thursday - tsunami debris, groundhogs, apes in suits, kakapos, butterfly drones and more

- Harold Johnson - Tsunami Debris & North America: Is the Tail Wagging the Dog? - Jason G. Goldman - 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Groundhogs - Eric Michael Johnson - Apes in the Suites and the Streets: Participatory Organizing from #Scio12 to #OccupyWallStreet - Maria Konnikova - Remembering the Exception to the Rule: Of Mockingbirds and Morality - George Musser - Could Simple Experiments Reveal the Quantum Nature of Spacetime? - Larry Greenemeier - For Military Researchers, the Butterfly is the Ultimate Drone [Video] - John R...

STAFFFebruary 2, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

7 Things You Didn't Know About Groundhogs

Happy Groundhog Day! Today is the day each year in which we look towards a giant rodent to find out how much more winter we'll have to endure. This year, we probably know the answer: winter hasn't been very wintery, even for Los Angeles...

February 2, 2012 — Jason G. Goldman

#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - #scio12 art and video, pigmy hippos, spider webs, sunfish, synchronized eating and more.

Wednesday, the new Video of the Week day - have fun!LOTS of good reading today:- Kalliopi Monoyios - An artist at SciO12 - Carin Bondar - Science Online 2012: The Music Video - Kelly Oakes - Snap Asteroid Eros and Help Measure the Size of the Solar System - April Conway - Conflicts and Cooperation in Conservation: Adventures in Researching the Pygmy Hippopotamus on Tiwai Island, Sierra Leone - Scott McNally - Guest Post: Why Obama Rejected Keystone XL - Katherine Harmon - Elegance of Spider Webs Helps Make Them Strong [Video] and New Map Shows that Most Lyme-Infected Ticks Are in Northeast, Northern Midwest - David Biello - A Proposal to Introduce Elephants to Australia: Really? - John R...

STAFFFebruary 1, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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