I am a PhD level pharmacologist and neurobiologist with a tad of physics envy (:-)... My blog is primarily about science, neurobiology, pharmacology and research, but I also talk about evolution, natural history, autism, etc. My current research interests are behavioral and biochemical pharmacology and I frequently talk in my blog about my experimental organism, planarians.
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Note: This is a sad and somewhat rambling post, and I apologize for that. — How much do I hate autism? (read the post before yelling at me) This is the most difficult post that I have written to date. You see, a very strong aspect of my personality is that with me, what you …
Mutations have a very bad reputation. I think that the reason for this is that in many cases, at least in biomedicine, certain diseases are described in terms of changes from “normal” function. In movies/series like the X-Men for example, even though mutants may possess special (and sometimes really, really cool) powers, these are oftentimes …
It is interesting when you realize something new about a favorite subject after years of working with it. As part of a project that I will blog about here soon, I realized an interesting detail about our friends, the planarians, that I did not think about before. Let’s start by saying that humans are bilateral …
My first post for the “Science in my Fiction” site! (:-) http://scienceinmyfiction.com/2013/06/03/86-billion/ Filed under: Biology
I am a regular reader of a really good and thought-provoking blog, Science and Belief. Yes, it touches upon religion and spirituality, but the science is great, very entertaining and accurate. See what I did there? I wanted to illustrate the attitude of a significant fraction of my fellow scientists. It is no secret that …
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