The field of behavioral genetics is focused on determining whether or not human behavior derives from one’s genes versus one’s environment. Behavioral geneticists seek to determine if the things that we do are the result of how we are wired or, alternatively how we choose or are conditioned to live our lives. A myriad of […]
A Cure for the Common Birthday
There is still no cure for the common birthday.–John Glenn My birthday is coming up this month and this whole getting older thing is vastly over-rated. I know I’m not the first person to think that gravity has gotten stronger as I have gotten older–as Mark Twain famously once said, “life would be infinitely happier […]
Social Networking: I knew there was a catch!
Please! it’s all about popular. it’s not about aptitude, it’s the way you’re viewed, so it’s very shrewd to be, very very popular like ME! -lyrics from the song “Popular” from the musical Wicked That song is about how it’s great to be popular, but a study released this week was all about when popularity […]
Deja Vu All Over Again: Healthcare Industry Concepts Rise from the Grave
There was a great article authored by Gregory Huang and posted in Xconomy on September 1st called Party Like It’s 1999: 10 Old Tech Ideas That Are New Again. The article was basically about the top 10 things that are hot right now but are, essentially, “back to the future” developments in technology that […]
Can You Hear Me Now?
In my last post I talked about robots and other technologies used for remote monitoring of patients who are seeking to lose weight or achieve other healthcare goals. One of the biggest challenges with remote monitoring systems, particularly as it relates to consistently and frequently monitoring people with chronic illness, such as heart or …
Life, Do You Hear Me?!!
In May 2010, Craig Venter and his team at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit genomic research organization, announced that they had successfully constructed the first self-replicating, synthetic bacterial cell. To grossly oversimplify it, what they did was take a series of computer-generated DNA sequences, stitch them together into a genome (the genetic […]