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 […]

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 […]

Discovery that trees give off ELECTRICITY creates a buzz . Further evidence for the ‘body’ electric

Researchers Find Electricity Generated by Tree Recently it was unveiled that maple trees can be used to produce electricity to power small gadgets. A report published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology says that maple trees produce a rather small but still measurable quantity of electricity. Those of you who have heard about potato batteryprobably are aware that the plant material […]

The Body’s Electric Energy Fields

Very interesting article in New Scientist this week: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328553.100-exotic-electrical-effect-pops-up-in-soft-mammalian-tissue.html Exotic electrical effect pops up in soft mammalian tissue 07 March 2012 by Maggie McKee issue 2855.    Prized for its potential to enhance computer memory, ferroelectricity could soon be the basis for drugs that switch off cholesterol and bio-RAM for implants AN ELECTRICAL phenomenon called ferroelectricity, used in […]