PRESS RELEASE: An Alzheimer’s Vaccine? - FierceBiotech - Biotechnology Articles, Biotech Industry News, FDA Approval News
11:30 am EST, Nov 13, 2007
Could a new vaccine be the key to stopping Alzheimer’s disease? A new research study from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation shows that immunization could offer a way to blunt or even prevent the deadly, memory-robbing disease.
OMRF scientists immunized Alzheimer’s mice with a protein believed to play a key role in the disease-causing process. The mice who received the vaccination showed a significant reduction in the build-up of protein plaques that, when present in the brain for long periods of time, are believed to cause the cell death, memory loss and neurological dysfunction characteristic of Alzheimer’s.
Italian musician uncovers hidden music in Da Vinci's 'Last Supper' - CNN.com
5:00 pm EST, Nov 10, 2007
An Italian musician and computer technician claims to have uncovered musical notes encoded in Leonardo Da Vinci's "Last Supper," raising the possibility that the Renaissance genius might have left behind a somber composition to accompany the scene depicted in the 15th-century wall painting.
It's not often that research results look this good. An elegant new way to visualize individual brain cells not only provides a major boost to scientists trying to understand how the brain works, but has also won one of its developers a major prize in science photography.
As noteworthy kindly reminded me, earlier this year, I memed about Soul Dracula....a must for any sort of halloween activity. The video is also quite priceless. Clearly, people did a lot of drugs in the 70s.
Candidate Colbert - The Caucus - Politics - New York Times Blog
8:43 pm EDT, Oct 17, 2007
Stephen Colbert — who announced plans to run for the presidency, at least in South Carolina, on his Comedy Central show Tuesday night — is apparently serious enough that his staff reached out to the state’s Democratic and Republican committees in advance of his announcement.