DNA-testing chip for smartphones

PressTv User Scientists in Sweden have created a simple, 3D-printed microscope, which when attached to a smartphone can be used to analyze DNA. The 3D-printed microscope attachment uses 2 LED lights and a special lens that magnify the image so researchers can view individual cells. This allows them to analyze DNA chains and detect variants, telling them what form of cancer, bacteria or virus is involved. It runs on the smartphone’s internal battery, meaning it’s not reliant on any external power source. The attachment can be manufactured for less than 500 dollars. This kind of mobile DNA sequencing is a … Continue reading DNA-testing chip for smartphones

Touched

At the Baltic Sea, 1933. Photo by Herbert List/Magnum The body courses with currents of love and desire, pleasure and pain. Can neuroscience alone map this fluid terrain? Steven M Phelps is associate professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas. His lab uses computational models and molecular analysis of gene expression to study animal behaviour, evolution and cognition. He lives in Austin.  As a student of neuroanatomy, I was provided with a human brain in a half-gallon tub. Our lab manual depicted a brain in situ, half-exposed in the head of an aged Irishman cut open … Continue reading Touched

Antidepressants: 10 Shocking Studies Everyone Should Know

Do antidepressants work? What are the real side-effects? And more… 1.Antidepressants are very hit-and-miss Unfortunately, for around half of depressed patients, the first antidepressants prescribed do not work. On top of that, around one-third of patients do not respond to any types of drugs (although psychological therapies may be useful). At the moment, the only way to know is to try them and see what happens. This means that many depressed people have to wait around three months to see if the drugs will work. (From: Depression Breakthrough: Blood Test Predicts Correct Treatment) 2. Science of antidepressants based on backward facts … Continue reading Antidepressants: 10 Shocking Studies Everyone Should Know

4 Signs You May Be A Statist Puppet

by Gary ‘Z’ McGee, Staff Writer,  Waking Times “State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies; and this lie slips from its mouth: I, the state am the people” ~Friedrich Nietzsche Statism is a pandemic religion, a psychosocial disease that has swept the world up in a web of political delusions. It has convinced people, through conditioning and propaganda, to be dependent upon the state. When really it’s all just smoke and mirrors thrown up by an entrenched authority so that it can maintain its power and control over the people. And that’s the crux: … Continue reading 4 Signs You May Be A Statist Puppet