Monthly Archive: April 2010

The Rise of the Citizen Scientist at Humanity Plus Conference at Harvard 2

The Rise of the Citizen Scientist at Humanity Plus Conference at Harvard

The Summer 2010 Humanity+ Conference is emphasizing DIY with the brilliant theme "The Rise of the Citizen Scientist." (Our last magazine edition was organized around the DIY theme, focusing particularly on DIY Bio.)

Here Kitty! Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Man Hypnotizes Rabbit!  AcceleRoundup 4/15 0

Here Kitty! Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Man Hypnotizes Rabbit! AcceleRoundup 4/15

It’s finicky, diffident, and loves fish.  OK, not really, but there’s a project at the University of Michigan to biologically model a computer after a feline brain. "A cat can recognize a face faster and more efficiently than a supercomputer."

Nutraceutical Brain Boosting (& Free Schwag) 52

Nutraceutical Brain Boosting (& Free Schwag)

Let’s start by petting (or shooting) the elephant in the room. All the snarksters will assume that I’m interviewing Dr. Richard Clark Kaufman on nutraceuticals because his NEURVANA company is an h+ advertiser. Not true. My corruption is entirely based on the free schwag!

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Three Drug-Delivery Breakthroughs

It’s a common problem in medicine: getting a drug to go just where it’s needed in the body in order to minimize the dosage, maximize the benefit, and avoid side effects as much as possible. Three new developments show promise in making this easier.