Archive for April, 2012

By Carlos curated from nature.com -

Let me qualify the sensationalist headline a bit. There’s probably not just any one gene that can be found to qualify someone as mentally disabled when mutated, however, what they’re talking about here in NatureĀ is a program launched in the UK that aims to identify mutations in genes different from the already known genetically based …

By Carlos curated from bbc.co.uk -

With the demand for water inevitably set to increase due to population growth, tapping into these ground water resources will become essential to political and civil stability on the ground above.

When water is more valuable than oil, who will secure the rights to extract water from below? If history has shown us anything about the …

Not a new headline, as far as antioxidant aiding Alzheimer’s progression. I haven’t favored many studies investigating the role of metal chelators in the disease etiology, not because I don’t think they’re great areas of research to iron out, but because it seems rather accessory, or tertiary to the prevention of the disease in the …

The science of creativity is on the top five list of research interests of mine. It’s long been understood that the right hemisphere of the brain is where most of the imaginative and unstructured thinking takes place, which is why it’s thought of as the dominant hemisphere of creatives. However this research highlights the role …