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Defects in fatty acid transport proteins linked to schizophrenia and autism

Defects in fatty acid transport proteins linked to schizophrenia and autism

Using diverse methodologies, neuroscientists from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute report that defects in Fatty Acid Binding Proteins (FABPs) may help to explain the pathology in some cases of schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders. After identifying mutations in FABPs from patients, the group led by Senior Team Leader Takeo Yoshikawa determined that the genetic disruption […]

By July 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Has an adolescent answered the plastic problems in our oceans?

Has an adolescent answered the plastic problems in our oceans?

Back in 1997, the human race became aware of yet another damaging impact of their actions on the planet, with the discovery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – a vast area made up primarily of floating plastic on the surface of the Pacific Ocean. More oceanic garbage patches have since been discovered and it […]

Insights from nature for more efficient water splitting

Insights from nature for more efficient water splitting

Water splitting is one of the critical reactions that sustain life on earth, and could be a key to the creation of future fuels. It is a key in the process of photosynthesis, through which plants produce glucose and oxygen from water and carbon dioxide, using sunlight as energy. However, there are still significant mysteries […]

By June 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Health and Lifestyle

Visit Places: Relieve and Revive Yourself!

Visit Places: Relieve and Revive Yourself!

“I don’t mind doing the Who tours when they come along but I want to get out there and play”, was said by John Entwistle, a renowned musician of English origin. A change in the daily routine Everyone wants to have a time of their life when any such trip is on the cards, be […]

“Multi Domain-Protein” developed: Malaria vaccine from Germany is proven efficacious

“Multi Domain-Protein” developed: Malaria vaccine from Germany is proven efficacious

Münster, Germany, March 31, 2014. In collaboration with the University of Edinburgh in Scotland the biotechnology firm CILIAN AG succeeded to reconstruct an important surface protein of the Malaria parasite. The uniqueness of this vaccine is that it is produced in ciliates and covers nearly all variations of a certain parasite antigen – a worldwide […]

In Defence of Mondays

In Defence of Mondays

The most resonating and long-lasting quotes, as if a rule, are either by unknown authors with dubious dating, by a known author but with no evidence of such saying, or all together combined. There is a widely well-known humorous remark, “Weekends are divine invention, but Mondays most certainly must be Devil’s job.” As a member […]

Anthropology and Psychology

Could a blood test predict Alzheimer’s

Could a blood test predict Alzheimer’s

A major breakthrough has been made in efforts to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, with British scientists discovering a set of proteins that can predict the start of the disease with 87% accuracy. The research in the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Journal is being heralded as the first big development in the field for years, […]

Do artists have different brain structures?

Do artists have different brain structures?

It has been a long standing discussion whether men and women are wired differently. Recent research suggests that this is actually true, with men wired front to back in both hemispheres, with only some overlapping connections between the hemispheres, whilst women are connected between the left and right hemispheres. This would explain why generally men […]

How The Spice Girls can help fight dementia

How The Spice Girls can help fight dementia

Dementia is rapidly becoming the largest challenge facing the health and social care sector in the 21st century. With a large number of the population approaching old age it is predicted that there will be around one million sufferers of dementia in the UK by 2021. Although there are many routes of research into preventing […]

Space and Universe

Cosmic Accounting Reveals Missing Light Crisis

Cosmic Accounting Reveals Missing Light Crisis

Pasadena, CA—Something is amiss in the Universe. There appears to be an enormous deficit of ultraviolet light in the cosmic budget. The vast reaches of empty space between galaxies are bridged by tendrils of hydrogen and helium, which can be used as a precise “light meter.” In a recent study published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, […]

Very Distant Galaxy Cluster Confirmed

Very Distant Galaxy Cluster Confirmed

Pasadena, CA— The structures and star populations of massive galaxies appear to change as they age, but much about how these galaxies formed and evolved remains mysterious. Many of the oldest and most massive galaxies reside in clusters, enormous structures where numerous galaxies are found concentrated together. Galaxy clusters in the early universe are thought […]

Nearby galaxy is a “fossil” from the early universe

Nearby galaxy is a “fossil” from the early universe

Pasadena, CA— New work from a team of scientists including Carnegie’s Josh Simon analyzed the chemical elements in the faintest known galaxy, called Segue 1, and determined that it is effectively a fossil galaxy left over from the early universe. Astronomers hoping to learn about the first stages of galaxy formation after the Big Bang […]

History and Archeology

Belintash – Bright Star Over Rhodope

Belintash – Bright Star Over Rhodope

Belintash is a Thracian sanctuary, located 30 km from Asenovgrad in the Rhodope Mountain,Bulgaria. Belintash is a word meaning white or good stone. It might also have a Turkish origin meaning rock of knowledge. In recent years Belintash became an attractive center for many followers of esoteric trends; ufologists, psychics and others. The surface of […]

Rape is Crime Against Humanity. Prosecute Vatican, Now

Rape is Crime Against Humanity. Prosecute Vatican, Now

What would you think of a state that consciously allowed abusive actions to occur? A state that has no interest that such actions are a violation of basic human rights as well as a number of international treaties? A state where any attempts of accountability made by international bodies have led to shameful cover-ups? This […]

Monsters that Ruled Before Dinosaurs

Monsters that Ruled Before Dinosaurs

We have all heard about dinosaurs but have you ever wondered what kind of creatures ruled before them? If the answer is “yes” and you live in Australia or are planning to travel, you have the opportunity to meet with the Permian Monsters. This summer (Australian Summer!) the South Australian Museum brings the exhibition “Life […]

By December 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Mysteries and X-Files

Why can’t we find Atlantis?

Why can’t we find Atlantis?

It would help if we had some idea where to start looking. It’s been claimed to be off the coast of Ireland, in the Bermuda Triangle, and I’ve even heard of it being in the Andes. This much I can however say with some certainty: if it’s here, we will one day find it. We […]

By September 16, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
Adam and Eve: Ancestors or Hybrids?

Adam and Eve: Ancestors or Hybrids?

It’s now been proven that an Eve did exist. She is the most recent common ancestor of all humans living today. If you’re interested in working out how many greats go before grandmother, she lived between around 140-200,000 years ago. Don’t forget though that, according to the Bible, humans back then lived to nearly a […]

By September 12, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
E=MC2 Is it Wrong?

E=MC2 Is it Wrong?

Probably the most famous equation in the world, but is it infallible? For those who, like me, aren’t physicists, it means the energy or fuel required (the E) to reach the speed of light is equal to the mass (the M) times the speed of light squared (the other bit). Therefore you would need an […]

By September 10, 2013 8 Comments Read More →

Other Recent Posts

IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

Fashion in what’s considered beauty are, like the weather and women’s minds, always changing. Today it’s the fashion for women to be long and thin enough to pole a barge with – but with slightly less intelligence – and support on this muscle-free frame the breasts and buttocks more fitted to a body half the […]

By September 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Crisis Stages of Life

The Crisis Stages of Life

Everybody has heard of – or may have even experienced – the mid-life crisis. But research is now pointing us towards a new problematic phase in our path through life – the quarter-life crisis. Psychologist Daniel Levinson and his colleagues at Yale University, after years of research, constructed a chart of the developmental stages of […]