Meditation Helps Fight Loneliness

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_128602.html FRIDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) — A simple form of meditation can help stave off feelings of loneliness and may cut the body’s inflammatory response — which can trigger serious illness — to distressing emotions, a small new study suggests. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh […]

Tracking your life from food to mood – the future of preventative health?

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21528761.800-quantify-thyself-tracking-your-life-from-food-to-mood.html Interesting article in NEW SCIENTIST on the rise of the consumer health gadget. Putting the power back in to the hands of the consumer? Track your every move, brainwave and bodily function with a new breed of personal gadgets and you could become fitter, healthier and happier IT IS a few minutes before midnight and I am pacing […]

Make your own drugs with a 3D printer – what implications does this have for the medicine of the future

Computers used to be just for programmers, but these days most people own at least one. Now a similar revolution in access to drugs and other chemicals could be on the cards. A team of researchers led by chemist Lee Cronin at the University of Glasgow, UK, has made a selection of chemicals using a digital blueprint […]

Biomimicry and Architecture for the Future: Janine Benyus

An interesting Audio clip on the world tipping point site…. http://worldwidetippingpoint.com/2012/01/biomimicry-and-architecture-for-the-future-janine-benyus/ I am ecstatic to have Janine Benyus in the tipping series not only because its relevant to have a few scientists in these dialogues, but also because she is one of the leading voices in the emerging field of Biomimicry, which can be explained […]

Deprived of Sex, Jilted Flies Drink More Alcohol

Some interesting psychobiology news that may shed light on alcohol drinking choices…. http://www.newswise.com/articles/deprived-of-sex-jilted-flies-drink-more-alcohol Newswise — Sexually deprived male fruit flies exhibit a pattern of behavior that seems ripped from the pages of a sad-sack Raymond Carver story: when female fruit flies reject their sexual advances, the males are driven to excessive alcohol consumption, drinking far […]