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Chewing to take the stress away

I'm at Neurotic Physiology todayChewing to take the stress awayOf course, it's not me, but rather the ratsworking to see if chewing will stress combatSo muscle up your masseter and click without delay,To see if chewing really does take the stress away!...

May 30, 2012 — Scicurious

Longer life with an extra espresso shot?

...much as I'd love to believe it (and I would), I think we need to carefully consider the data. Today I'm at Neurotic Physiology talking about the latest study on coffee and mortality...

May 23, 2012 — Scicurious

ADHD: behavioral and cognitive therapies

Sci has a piece up over at the main site on recent advances in behavioral and cognitive therapies for ADHD treatment. I got a note that people would like the reference list (and I'm always a fan of a reference list!), and so once you've checked out the article, here are the references:Advokat C, Lane SM, Luo C...

May 15, 2012 — Scicurious

Methylating Your Muscle DNA

There's more to your DNA than your DNA. We are now becoming aware of the epigenome. While DNA controls you, your epigenome may help control your DNA, or rather, it can have an extensive impact on how your DNA is expressed...

May 14, 2012 — Scicurious

Friday Weird Science: Any volunteers?

...any volunteers to walk up to a bear in the woods and see what it does, anyway.Today's Friday Weird Science is up at Neurotic Physiology, where I'm talking about a recent study in Scandinavia...

May 11, 2012 — Scicurious

Experimental Biology Blogging: self-promotion and "self-promotion"

Over at Neurotic Physiology today, I've got a post on the science communication panel hosted by ASBMB at Experimental Biology 2012. The panel had a lot of great thoughts on how scientists could interact effectively with the media, but one thing that stuck in the minds of a lot of people was the idea of self-promotion...

May 9, 2012 — Scicurious

Repost: Depressed mice, gene therapy, and p11

Today's post is a repost from October 2010. I've got some major stuff cooking in the lab right now and I need all of my brain power for it. Enjoy the repost and I shall return!

May 7, 2012 — Scicurious

High fat diets and depression: a look in mice

Only a few weeks ago I looked at a study on fast food consumption and depression, and only a few days ago I talked about a brand new study looking at high fat diets and protection from heart attack damage...

May 2, 2012 — Scicurious

Experimental Biology Blogging: Hallucinating Zebrafish

It’s day 4 of the Experimental Biology meeting, and I looked at a poster using zebrafish as a model for behavioral effects of hallucinogens, but there was also a great symposium on treatments for affective disorders, as well as great posters on stress, serotonin systems, and more...

April 25, 2012 — Scicurious
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