Neuron Culture

Archives for June, 2008

Nothing like that first cup of the day Personally I am glad to read this: First came the fine news that red wine may help prevent Alzheimer’s. Now a 20-year study (admittedly a bit flabby) of 125.000 health-care in Spain found that drinking 2 or more cups of java a day may help prevent heart…

From Mind Hacks, which turns up such gems (and thoughtful essays) with astonishing regularity Serious threats distinguished by style over substance: Last September’s Journal of Forensic Sciences had an intriguing study comparing email and handwritten threats to members of the United States Congress. While threats by letter were more thoughtfully composed, they need to taken…

Via the invaluable Knight-Ridder Science Journalism Tracker comes woeful news from the L.A. Times: One of the few remaining success stories, the Alaskan salmon fishery, is under threat by a parasite whose expansion seems related to climate change. I’m trying to finish an unrelated story myself, so will simply post the Tracker’s write-up below the…

Unusual penetrating brain injuries from Neurophilosophy The e’er enchanging Neurophilosopher has a radiologically rich roundup of penetrating injuries to the head. Paintbrushes, nails, Don’t try this at home.