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Rewiring the Brain

New research indicates that a molecule called complexin regulates the flow of neurotransmitters in the synapse of the brain.  Without this chemical our neurons would fire continuously.  Who cares???  Well: 
“So what does this mean in terms of neurological diseases? The activity of complexin can be controlled, and if properly regulated, may allow synaptic growth to […]

Quote of the Day 9/19/07

“A fact never went into partnership with a miracle. Truth scorns the assistance of wonders. A fact will fit every other fact in the universe, and that is how you can tell whether it is or is not a fact. A lie will not fit anything except another lie.” - Robert G. Ingersoll
Tags: General, BIO

Quote of the Day 8/9/07

People often overestimate what can be accomplished in the short run but underestimate what can be accomplished in the long run. – Arthur C. Clarke
Tags: General, BIO

House Bill Offers Incentives for Renewable Energy

H.R. 2776 passed the house and its major provisions are:
Repeals the generous tax breaks enjoyed by Oil and Gas companies (why not coal?)
Tags: BIO, Environment

StepItUp 2007, Noble Cause & Critique

Tom, Steve O and I attended a Global Warming & Politics Seminar at the YearlyKos. While, for the most part, the YearlyKos was a self-serving smug-fest, this presentation was well done. In the presentation the guys from StepItUp2007 have stated a goal of reducing CO2 emissions 80% from today’s levels. That’s pretty huge ladies and […]