Adapting the DOTS framework for tuberculosis

submitted by: ahyde

In an interview about his forthcoming paper, Donald Enarson (from The International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease in Paris) discusses how the DOTS paradigm could be adapted for controlling diseases such as diabetes in resource-poor countries.

Prof Giuseppe Riva - La realtà virtuale nella riabilitazione dell'obeso

submitted by: atnp lab

intervento del Prof Giuseppe Riva di Atnp Lab al convegno dell'Istituto Auxologico Italiano "La riabilitazione nel cardiopatico e nell'obeso" presso il Palazzo delle Stelline, Milano, 4 giugno 2008

Methylphenidate Decreased the Amount of Glucose Needed by the Brain to Perform a Cognitive Task

submitted by: noravolkow
The use of stimulants (methylphenidate and amphetamine) as cognitive enhancers by the general public is increasing and is controversial. It is still unclear how they work or why they improve performance in some individuals but impair it in others. To test the hypothesis that stimulants enhance signal to noise ratio of neuronal activity and thereby reduce cerebral activity by increasing efficiency, we measured the effects of methylphenidate on brain glucose utilization in healthy adults. We...
Authors: Nora d. Volkow, Joanna s. Fowler, Gene-jack Wang, Frank Telang, Jean Logan, Christopher Wong, Jim Ma, Kith Pradhan, Helene Benveniste, James m. Swanson

Obesity is Socially Contagious

submitted by: ucsandiego

Are your friends making you fat? Or keeping you slender? According to new research from Harvard and the University of California, San Diego, the short answer on both counts is “yes.”

Presentation About SciVee

submitted by: apryl

Apryl Bailey describes SciVee in general, the elements of SciVee, use of open access literature on SciVee and SciVee's history.

open genius: strumento per una scienza libera

submitted by: atnp lab

In this presentation, Andrea Gaggioli describes crowd-funding as a possible strategy to cope with the lack of investments in research, as well as to increase democratization in the sciences. Projects seeking funding could be stored in an online repository. Each project would include a description of its objectives, duration, and requested contribution. Investors (either people or funding agencies) could decide which projects to fund.