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The Good, Bad, and Weird in Physiology and Neuroscience

Hippocampal Neurogenesis, Depression, and Stress

It's always nice to see a paper on a subject I'm interested in appear in a high level journal. It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, knowing that steps in the field are being made.

August 8, 2011 — Scicurious

Hippocampal neurogenesis, depression and stress

It’s always nice to see a paper on a subject I’m interested in appear in a high level journal. It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, knowing that steps in the field are being made.

August 8, 2011 — Scicurious

Drinking Coffee to Stave Off Alzheimer's. Show Me the Money

Is it really as simple at that? I got a tweet from a reader yesterday pointing me to an article in the LA Times. The article was covering a study from the University of South Florida on whether caffeine, and more specifically, coffee, can stave off Alzheimer’s disease.

July 18, 2011 — Scicurious

Drinking Coffee to Stave Off Alzheimer's. Show me the money.

Is it really as simple at that? I got a tweet from a reader yesterday pointing me to an article in the LA Times. The article was covering a study from the University of South Florida on whether caffeine, and more specifically, coffee, can stave off Alzheimer's disease.

July 18, 2011 — Scicurious

Ketamine and Major Depressive Disorder: Is It Better with Special K?

Most people have heard of ketamine. Originally invented in 1962 to be used as an anesthetic, it is still used for children and in some topical anesthetics, but mostly when you hear of ketamine used clinically now, it’s actually used in combination with xylazine as a veterinary anesthetic (side note: SciCat coming to after a [...]

July 14, 2011 — Scicurious

Ketamine and Major Depressive Disorder: Is it Better with Special K?

Most people have heard of ketamine. Originally invented in 1962 to be used as an anesthetic, it is still used for children and in some topical anesthetics, but mostly when you hear of ketamine used clinically now, it's actually used in combination with xylazine as a veterinary anesthetic (side note: SciCat coming to after a visit to the vet from a Ketamine/Xylazine combo is...hilarious.

July 14, 2011 — Scicurious

Hello and Welcome to the Scicurious Brain!!

Hi Everyone! Scicurious here, and thrilled to be blogging with the fine folks you will see introduced over the next few days. I am a post-doc in neuroscience at a fancy R1 university, and I have a PhD in physiology from another fancy place.

July 5, 2011 — Scicurious

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