Intricacies of scientific models

I have always been a sucker for fancy and intricate scientific devices.  I don't want to say instruments, because that would imply electronic equipment.  Although even there, if it has to do with imaging cells, I'm in!  But I am referring more to items that you can actually touch and interact with, especially on a... Continue Reading →

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Breaking the stigma

A while back I wrote about using art to fight disorder-associated stigma.  As a preface to this post, I will quote a short passage and you can find the whole post here. A couple of years ago, I attended a large meeting, where people working in the biomedical community were presented with a new potential... Continue Reading →

“Sunrise”

One of the major challenges in the field of neuroscience is the poor ability of neurons to regenerate after acute injury.  Conditions such as spinal cord injury sever the neuronal connections, leading to permanent paralysis with no treatments currently available.  After birth, the vast majority of neurons lose their ability to divide and create new cells,... Continue Reading →

Epilepsy awareness 

Experiencing an epileptic seizure can be quite scary. It comes as a wave of abnormal electrical activity in the brain that can lead to a wide spectrum of symptoms. These symptoms can range from feeling lightly nauseous and unsteady, to exhibiting uncontrollable jerking movements and losing consciousness. It can be debilitating, not only at the... Continue Reading →

Role of art in science, education and medicine

For centuries art has been used as a universal method of communication.  Art can portray outer and inner beauty, emotional state, or a fleeting feeling.  It can attract a viewer's attention to the big picture by portraying an overarching message, or a tiny detail emphasizing a very personal experience.  Here I will describe how scientifically... Continue Reading →

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