Ann: May I introduce my friend and colleague, Sharon Weinberger. She once wrote a book about her trips to the world’s various nuclear test sites and it sold reasonably well, probably to boys. But recently somebody else’s book, The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold History of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, [...]
In the last few years, an increasing number of adverts have appeared promoting the inclusion of probiotic food and drink in our diets. Such products contain “friendly” bacteria— most commonly Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium—which can benefit our health in a number of ways, including stimulating the immune system, treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and preventing diarrhoea. [...]The post Fruit, Veg and “Friendly” Bacteria: The Next Step in Probiotics? appeared first on
I spent the summer of 2010 doing what many aspiring neuroscientists do with their vacation time: slicing brains. Using a 1970s machine that operates like a meat slicer (formally termed a cryomicrotome), I painstakingly prepared microscope slides of mouse brain slices that had been stained with antibodies to visualize various proteins. Glamorous, I know. [...]The post Clearing Your Mind, Quite Literally: Technologies for a Brave New Brain appeared first on Oxbridge Biotech.
It’s Plane To See … Joe runs a popular blog with lots of neat stuff, but I have to pick a nit here. Well, honestly I think it’s more than a nit. When something spins while being tethered in place by gravity, its mass wants to fly outward into a pizza-like shape, like frosting flying [...]