Neurotopia

Archives for June, 2006

I’m sure somebody else on SB had to blog this, but just in case it got missed…. the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies released the results of a two-year study that examined the state of the Emergency Care System. The results? Two words: Breaking point.

SEED demands a post

…and they shall have one!! The question: How is it that all the PIs (Tara, PZ, Orac et al.), various grad students, post-docs, etc. find time to fulfill their primary objectives (day jobs) and blog so prolifically?…

New Banner

I put up a temporary banner until my custom one is done. What do you think?

The ScienceBlogs/DonorsChoose raise-money-to-help-science-classrooms-a-thon! Those of us who blog here at ScienceBlogs think science is cool, important, and worth understanding. If you’re reading the blogs here, chances are you feel the same way. A lot of us fell in love with science because of early experiences in school — teachers who made science intriguing, exciting, maybe…

PZ recently brought up Ann Coulter’s new book. A couple other Seed bloggers have mentioned Dembski’s association with Coulter, and his pride at having assisted her with writing the evolution chapter of her new pustule book entitled “Godless”. Recent events lead me to wonder whether that was a good idea on his part. But I’m…

Congratulations Dr. Cartwright!!!!

I have just learned that Reed Cartwright successfully defended his dissertation and now joins the inner cabal of the Evil Darwinist Conspiracy!!! He is expected to report to his new job for the Department of Manufactured Evidence after a night of heavy drinking and debauchery. Congratulations Reed! Errr, Dr. Cartwright!

Following up on Leptin

Pure Pedantry found this paper on leptin’s effects in the hippocampus, and then went on to wonder I have never heard of a link between leptin and memory. They also make this link between ABeta mice and leptin. ABeta is a protein whose accumulation has been linked to Alzheimer’s. Mice that create to much ABeta…

World Cup Bloggin’

This is painful. We got back from anniversary trip bliss to see the first US game. And we’re down 2-0 in the start of the second half. ARGH. Besides the fact that Czech is offsides every 5 minutes, we really should be down 1-0. Our defense kinda collapsed and let the big guy in the…

…you might not know what to do you might have to think of how you got started sittin’ in your little room –The White Stripes