It lets aerospace engineers develop high-quality parts much faster than they could with traditional fabrication methods
The U.S. vanquished malaria and beat back AIDS, but Lyme and other illnesses are raging unchecked
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Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: DJ Busby of the Astronasty blog writes, “2 to 3 billion people, about half the world’s population, have a brain parasite called Toxoplasma gondii, which causes a disease called toxoplasmosis…The parasite’s main host are cats, but infects many warm blooded animals.” I always knew cats [...]..
King of all blogmemery Drugmonkey has started another one this week. The rules for this blog meme are quite simple. Post the link and first sentence from the first blog entry for each month of the past year...
My last post talked about the depressing lack of progress in treatments for depression and other common psychological disorders. Talking cures and antidepressants alike are subject to the "dodo effect," which decrees that all therapies are roughly as effective—or ineffective—as one another...
I’ve got an article that appeared in this week’s Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles about recent research from Hadassah University on the neurobiology of bilingual (English-Hebrew) reading...
Eric M. Johnson and I spent about 45 minutes discussing “evolutionary psychology beyond sex” last night, which you can see today on Bloggingheads “Science Saturday.” Or just watch it here:...
On Wednesday I posted the full list of the almost 900 posts submitted to Open Lab. As part of the process that I’m using to distribute the posts to my awesome reviewers, I’ve assigned each post a primary category...
Want to pencil in a healthy target weight for that New Year's resolution? A new analysis of data from 1.46 million adults has zeroed in on the body mass index (BMI) with the lowest risk of death from any cause—and they aren't the ones that most tilt the scales downward...
And it is over! The submission deadline has just passed. No more submissions will be accepted for the 2010 edition of the Open Laboratory. I have lined up an impressive list of reviewers who will immediately start receiving their first judging lists and the complex process of winnowing down almost 900 entries into the final [...]..
Low cholesterol is generally a good thing. But decreasing the amount of low-density lipoprotein—LDL, the "bad cholesterol"—is only one part of the body's equation for a healthy balance of lipids...
An awesome video from our friends over at BBC Earth Life Is: We caught up with Richard Sorger, a hot British fashion designer who draws inspiration directly from animals and nature.
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