Quote of the day

Today's quote is from the first two lines of a research manuscript about the neuroscience of Schadenfreude that appeared in a recent issue of Science.

Envy is one of the seven biblical sins, the Shakespearian "green-eyed monster," and what Bertrand Russell called an unfortunate facet of human nature. It is an irrational, unpleasant feeling and a "painful emotion" characterized by feelings of inferiority and resentment produced by an awareness of another's superior quality, achievement, or possessions.

It's not very often that you read flowery language in a scientific paper. Note that five of the six authors have Japanese names. Did they pen this? Or perhaps the author was some ghost writer with an English major? Also note that the authors chose a great title for their manuscript: When Your Gain Is My Pain and Your Pain Is My Gain: Neural Correlates of Envy and Schadenfreude

Hidehiko Takahashi, Motoichiro Kato, Masato Matsuura, Dean Mobbs, Tetsuya Suhara, Yoshiro Okubo
When Your Gain Is My Pain and Your Pain Is My Gain: Neural Correlates of Envy and Schadenfreude
Science (09) 323:937 - 939

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This is not a comment to your daily quotes.
But my daily problem to day was to write about dolichol-P function.
You surely have an idea how it makes the flip to lumen in ER.
And what is the driving power to its cycle. Does it function as UQ-polyprenoid when loaded by sugars and then slink and flip. It has a cycle, but when does the cycle congeal? As you see i am not a researcher, only physician, just reading about polyprenoids just now. How do isoprenoids degrade.One wrote that e.g. in the brain of alzheimer disease, 50 % of dolichols have disappeared, how? and Dol-P has increased. So, ER has it degenerated. What is the fosfolipid of Er and Golgi wall?

By Lea Bright (not verified) on 05 Mar 2009 #permalink

are you trying to say that my people aren't poetic?