How To Fight Loneliness

September 2, 2010

Loneliness is bad for your health. The work of John Cacioppo and others has proven this connection repeatedly over the last decade, finding links between loneliness and blood pressure, sleep quality, dementia, gene expression, and many other medical [Read more]

Three Paths to Science

August 3, 2010

There are many ways to find yourself in a laboratory embarking upon a research career. Some dream of being a scientist from their childhood, mail-ordering chemicals to start a basement lab. Some divert course from the unforgiving pre-medicine track, [Read more]

Better Sleep, Better Learning?

February 15, 2010

Imagine a child who gets good grades in school, listens well to his teacher, and is commended for his good behavior in the classroom. Then slowly, his grades start to decline, he grows moodier, and his teacher reports that his attention often drifts [Read more]

Propofol: A Dangerous Kind of Rest

July 31, 2009

The death of Michael Jackson has made its expected transition from a celebration of his life and music to an uncomfortable public autopsy of how he died. More than a month after his death, the official coroner’s autopsy has yet to be officially [Read more]