Science

Science Sunday: What is a Scientist? (Scientific Mindset Pt I)

What does it mean to be a scientist? Further, what does it mean to have a “scientific” mindset, without being an actual scientist? In our pop culture view, we recognize the meme of “scientist” to hold a PhD in an area such as chemistry, biology, neurology, physics, astronomy or another natural science. He or she is often wearing a lab coat… Read more →

A “Canta-lobe” is born!

Interesting things happen when professors encourage creativity. I’m taking an online neuroscience class at the moment and in the first week, I’ve learned more neuroanatomy than I ever thought I could know. This week’s assignment is designed for us to display competency in a creative way of our choosing. For me, this is fun territory. After going over and over in my… Read more →

Science Sunday: Sex of Brain Changed in Rat, 10 Mistakes When Interpreting Research, Galaxy-Inspired Easter Eggs

  Drumroll, please! Its time for another edition of Science Sunday! This week, we’re talking about prenatal digit and brain development, Google Maps for the body, along with top mistakes made while reading scientific studies. As important as it is to read studies, it is more important to read them correctly to prevent misunderstanding and the spread of misinformation. And a… Read more →

Science Sunday: Alzheimer’s, Aging and Ethics of Editing the Human Genome

  Its Science Sunday, again! This week, I’ve pulled a few interesting articles involving Alzheimer’s disease, aging and editing the human genome.   A new research article published this month in Science Transitional Medicine shows fully restored memory in mice with Alzheimer’s disease by using a repetitive ultrasound scanning technique to remove accumulated amounts of one of Alzheimer’s known toxins, amyloid-beta. Although not a… Read more →

Science Sunday: “Thought Germs”, Longevity & Aging Drug Class, and Optogenetics

The links in my Science Sunday roundup this week are a mix of some lab research on longevity and aging, social science and mental hygiene as well as futuristic-sounding (but surprisingly practical) proposed solutions for correction and prevention of brain disorders. “Thought Germs” and Why Those Hot Issues Go So Viral on Social Media One of the better 5 minute breaks I spent watching Youtube this week… Read more →

Monday Musings: Zucchini Pizza and Health Myths!

Its a Monday Musings post, today, starting off the week with tasty food and interesting reads. Today’s lunch: Ham + Sausage Zucchini “Pizza”, modified from a base recipe found on Cooking Classy (also featured on my Pinterest board under “Mains”). I made two (foreground) for my husband with Italian sausage marinara sauce from the President’s Choice brand and I made… Read more →