Category Archives: Science
Nature x Nurture: Does Smoking cause Schizophrenia?
A lot of people believe that Cannabis causes schizophrenia The link between smoking cannabis and developing schizophrenia is strong but in which direction does the causality flow. Does smoking cannabis cause schizophrenia or does having schizophrenia make you more likely … Continue reading
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Super Fast Evolution: Ding! Ding! Ding!
Evolution simply is the process by which living organisms develop or change over time. Natural Selection or survival of the fittest is a cornerstone of modern biology, and one of the mechanisms of evolution. The notion of natural selection stems … Continue reading
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A mother’s microbes: baby brain protectors
Everyone knows that the brain is a very important, and enigmatic organ. Now the brain is kept separate from the entire body the blood-brain barrier, this barrier acts like a filter separating blood cells from the extracellular fluid in the … Continue reading
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Raspberry Ketones – Fat Blitzer or Quack?
I usually find its at the end of January when we start freaking out and entering diet mode. With that Raspberry Ketones are dusting themselves off. Raspberry ketones are claimed to cause the fat within cells to be broken down … Continue reading
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You Have The Power!
One of the intriguing things about us is the placebo effect, that mythical, fabled thing. So First off what is it? Definition: The term placebo comes from the Latin placere meaning “to please”, it is basically is a substance with no medical … Continue reading
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The BioBeast Nature x Nurture Equation
So are we born this way? Or Made? Are We Created or Nurtured? Is Aggression Inherited? Is Genius Born? This is a never-ending debate, the ancient and yet very current discussion of nature vs nurture. Galton in 1874 defines the … Continue reading
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GWAS Studies: How we discover the role our DNA plays in Fitness (and everything else)
Today I wanted to share with you a little about GWAS, a particular type of study that is spearheading our knowledge of genetic diseases and our DNA, from the fascinating world of genetics research. In 2003 the human genome project … Continue reading
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