Archives for February, 2011

Fruitfly Brainbow!

Source. Here is a compelling example of creative use of protein labeling technologies to view complex anatomy – a perfect complement to my ongoing series about fruit fly brains!

Source. Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington / Photo by Ian Witlen. If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one… Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds. Bhagavad Gita From the first moment of “Requiem” from A Thousand…

This article was co-authored with Carrie Manfrino, PhD, Kean University, Department of Geology and Meteorology and Director of Research and Conservation, Central Caribbean Marine Institute, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands. Maintenance of Mid-Tower — The Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) installed at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s Field Station on Little Cayman provides near-real time…

People protested against President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt outside the United Nations headquarters in New York on Saturday. Source: The New York Times This article was co-authored with Dr. Morad Abou-Sabe, President of the Arab American League of Voters of New Jersey. Dear President Obama, The US bears an enormous responsibility for the ongoing crisis…

Diabetes: Red Wine or a Pill? You choose.

Source. Prescription medications for the management of type 2 diabetes, while effective for many patients, have been fraught with side effects including weight gain that can make the disease worse given its link with obesity. Would it be possible to replace the pill with natural alternatives?

As the world watches history in progress in Egypt, here is an example of how technology can facilitate the voices of the people in Egypt. Twitter messages have played important roles in a variety of political and human rights issues around the globe. Let us all hope for a peaceful outcome and that the Egyptians…