The disease spreads so fast and is so poorly understood that doctors and researchers are sharing their findings on Twitter and Facebook, not medical journals
They’re not full-fledged physicians, but they’ve been learning important skills that can take the pressure off credentialed M.D.s
The psychosocial repercussions of this crisis could make the tragedy even worse
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Found this in my inbox the other day. Looks like a cool workshop and a really rich dataset. And the great part is if they accept your application, it is all entirely funded!
More science, more blogging, more fantastic. Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections this week: Angry people might play video games to release pent up energy and aggression…But researchers find that it doesn’t really help...
Four sea lions nicknamed Matti, Pablo, Apolo and Taite were recently found underweight and malnourished on beaches in Orange County. This morning, they were released back into the wild before a cheering crowd at Crescent Bay in Laguna Beach...
Charles Darwin is famous for his prolific writing about biology. In addition to publishing his theory of evolution, Darwin wrote books about coral reefs, earthworms and carnivorous plants...
Lately, a paper to be published in the June edition of the American Naturalist has been getting some attention. The findings that are getting reported out of this paper didn’t make sense to me, but I wondered if this was an issue with accuracy in reporting...
Figure 1: So what did everyone think of the Fringe season finale last night? I’ll tell you what I thought: J.J. Abrams can bite me. (image source) Okay, so maybe part of the reason I am so annoyed is because I’m kind of obsessed with Anna Torv’s character, and I’m pissed about that twist at [...]..
NEW YORK—One-size-fits-all treatments are particularly rare in the mental health world, where each patient's ailments can seem unique.
But a team of researchers seems to have found a therapeutic model to treat anxiety disorders as wide-ranging as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social phobia and panic disorder...
[Below is a longer, less edited version of an article I wrote for my department newsletter this month.] Is science blogging something that belongs to Science or to Journalism?
In Isaac Asimov's science fiction series Foundation, the mathematician Hari Seldon invents a method, called psychohistory, that predicts social behavior as accurately as statistical mechanics predicts the behavior of gases...
A song for Mom’s birthday. The best gift (by my own calculation) I ever gave my mother was a custom mousepad with an MRI image of my brain on it.
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