Neurobalm: the pseudo-neuroscience of couples therapy

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soothingsyrup1Special thanks to Professor Keith Laws, blogger at LawsDystopiaBlog and especially the pseudonymous Neurocritic for their helpful comments. But any excesses or inaccuracies are entirely my own responsibility.


You may be more able to debunk bad neuroscience than you

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Walking meetings: a step in the right direction?

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Today’s post comes from Allana Leblanc.  You can find more on Allana at the bottom of this post.

Right next to coconut water, and standing desks, “walking meetings” are the newest buzzwords for the ever trendy workplace.  A …

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Lessons from the fruit fly, spatial transmission of influenza and the mechanism of tissue-specific hereditary diseases: The PLOS Comp Biol June issue

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Here is a selection of PLOS Computational Biology highlights for June.

“Minimization of opportunity costs” is a commonly used phrase within economics; however, less commonly known is that the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster also uses this theory. In “A

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The worm turns no more…

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Public Health Perspectives is pleased to welcome Charles Ebikeme to the blog this week. For more information about Charles, see the end of this post.

John Stavely, age 24 and unassuming, arrived at Cape Coast Castle on the coast of …

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Stories from the road: Trials and tribulations of the ISCB Student Council

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The Student Council for the International Society for Computational Biology was established in 2004 to promote the development of computational biology among young scientists. The group runs events and programmes, as well as supporting the creation of Regional Student Groups.…

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Coop’s Citizen Sci Scoop: Jefferson’s Legacy Cultivates a Nation of Amateurs

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On the original Independence Day, founding father Thomas Jefferson understood the connection between knowledge and freedom. Now, 238 years later, this week’s round-up of scientific papers relying on citizen science includes discoveries about migratory birds, new planets, snakes, and blackbirds …

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ISCB Student Council – Documenting the efforts of student organisation volunteers

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A guest post by: Geoff Macintyre, Thomas Abeel, Magali Michaut

In July 2014 the International Society for Computational Biology Student Council will celebrate it’s 10th anniversary. Over its ten years of operation, the Student Council has grown to over 2000 …

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Nicholas Wade and His Determinist Genes

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TroublesomeThe subtitle of Nicholas Wade’s new book, A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History, is transparent. In combining genes, race, and human history, Wade makes a simplistic argument: genes determine race, and race determines human history. Wade is …

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Wilson Disease – A Genetic Success Story

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800px-Penny_cents_copper_Lincoln_coin_macroA woman I never met, Ingrid, has taught thousands of students about Wilson disease, an inborn error of copper metabolism. But she never knew it, and I wish I could tell her.

Wilson disease is …

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Exploring a Culture of Health: Detecting Signals of Wellbeing

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This post is part of Exploring a Culture of Health, a citizen science series brought to you by Discover Magazine, SciStarter and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, serving as an ally to help Americans work together to build

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