Daily Archives: 05/06/2017

NEW MESH ELECTRONICS, SHOWN HERE EMERGING FROM THE TIP OF A SYRINGE, COULD ONE DAY BE IMPLANTED DIRECTLY INTO THE BRAIN.

Lieber Research Group, Harvard University GORY DETAILS A Blog by Erika Engelhaupt Injecting Electronics Into Brain Not as Freaky as it Sounds  POSTED MON, 06/8/2015 No need to wait for the cyborg future—it’s already here. Adding to a growing list of electronics that can be implanted in the body, scientists are working to perfect the ultimate […]

THE GO-TO GENE SEQUENCING MACHINE WITH VERY STRANGE RESULTS

AUTHOR: MEGAN MOLTENI. MEGAN MOLTENI SCIENCE DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04.20.17. 04.20.17  TIME OF PUBLICATION: 7:00 AM. 7:00 AM The HiSeq 4000ILLUMINA WHEN BIOLOGIST RAHUL Sinha started his first independent research project at Stanford last January, he had a single-minded goal. He had just completed his post-doc in the lab of Irv Weissman, the Stanford biologist […]

Union Ministry Bans 32 Medical Colleges

Today at 1:30 PM   The news regarding undergraduate medical studies in India is again in controversy. Union health ministry has banned 32 private medical colleges from admitting students for two years, overruling a Supreme Court panel that had cleared their alleged substandard facilities. In May 2016, the Supreme Court appointed a three-member Oversight Committee […]

The Rehab Racket: The Way We Treat Addiction Is a Costly, Dangerous Mess

MotherJones Ryan Rogers was a 28-year-old alcoholic who entered a posh rehab facility to stop drinking; 17 days later he was dead. JOHN HILL MAY/JUNE 2015 ISSUE Illustration: Max-O-Matic On December 30, 2012, as part of a series called Drugged, the National Geographic Channel aired an hourlong documentary about a 28-year-old named Ryan Rogers. It […]

A 9,000-Year Love Affair: How a Passion for Alcohol May Be Part of Our DNA

       Alcohol isn’t just a mind-altering drink: It has been a prime mover of human culture from the beginning, fueling the development of arts, language, and religion.FOOD + DRINKANDREW CURRY, BRIAN FINKE | POSTED ON: MARCH 1, 2017 Share this on WhatsApp   Beer and other alcoholic beverages are “important to human culture” […]