Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders


The stigma of mental disorders still puts proactive policy in terms of mental wellness promotion on the long finger in many countries. The conditioned approach of burying heads in sand is the norm. Surely the time is nigh for change with recent research beginning to elucidate the complex heritable components of disease? Disorders of the […]

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Eye Plasticity


Is how the eye remodels itself during foetal development providing a model for changes in our plastic brain? KEY POINTS Early development in the eye provides a model for neuronal plasticity. Elucidating the mechanisms of normal neuronal development will help understand disease processes. Innate immunity mechanisms through the HLA Class I molecules seem to have […]

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Atomised by Michel Houellebecq


Two dysfunctional brothers have little in common except the blood in their veins. The main protagonist is a brilliant and idealistic molecular biologist and although this is fiction is based on a real character. He champions a highly controversial theory  that the human race will become extinct. His brother in contrast seems base and shallow.

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The Family on Paradise Pier by Dermot Bolger


An Irish Protestant are caught up in changing times. They are outsiders no matter where they go. There desperate attempts at achieving acceptance prove futile. Brilliantly written by the master writer.

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Stoner by John Williams


There is something magnetic about Stoner. His is a sad story of a doomed destiny. Brilliantly written and a true classic.

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Tweet from @CogNeuroNews


See on Scoop.it – genetics What shapes a child’s sense of humor? New blog post about work by Jessica Black, Allan Reiss, Pascal Vrticka #cns2014 http://www.cogneurosociety.org/children_humor_cns2014/ … See on twitter.com

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Tweet from @TaraSwart


See on Scoop.it – genetics “@MITSloanExecEd: Can you consciously uncouple from a Fixed mindset towards a Growth mindset? http://ow.ly/vrw3k ” #neuroscience See on twitter.com

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Butterfly Wings Inspire Better Sensors


See on Scoop.it – genetics “Imitating nature is not a new idea. When the GE team put Morpho wings under a powerful microscope, they saw a layer of tiny scales just tens of micrometers across. In turn, each of the scales had arrays of ridges a few hundred nanometers wide. This complex structure absorbs and […]

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Tweet from @kenvansom


See on Scoop.it – genetics Read about what we do and win a day at the GSK Human Performance Lab http://www.healthyformen.com/win-a-day-at-gsk-human-performance-lab/ … See on twitter.com

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Conor Caffrey (concaff) on Twitter


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@mocost/neuroscience on Twitter


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Mapping and manipulating the brain at scale – Jeremy Freeman


See on Scoop.it – genetics The behavior of an animal reflects computations across its entire nervous system, involving the coordinated activity of thousands of neurons within and across multiple brain areas. New technologies for imaging the nervous system allow us to monitor neural function at unprecedented scales. But the data sets are quickly outpacing the […]

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