Building blogs of Science

On the virtues of having a lap

Fabiana Kubke Sep 28, 2009

Many people consider that the brain is the most important part of our bodies. I am a neuroscientist, so I would normally have to agree. But I have recently been reminded of the importance of having a lap.  I have to thank Nat Torkington for reminding me of that, and for reminding me of the [...] … Read More

Deaf Awareness Week

Fabiana Kubke Sep 22, 2009

Deaf Awareness Week runs from the 21st to the 27th of September this year. Deaf Awareness Week has been running since 2004, and this year’s theme is ‘Tender Ears’, focusing on the risks that can lead to hearing loss in childhood and during life. Hearing impairment affects 450,000 New Zealanders. According to the National Foundation [...] … Read More

Gluckman, Darwin and Medicine

Fabiana Kubke Sep 18, 2009

When I started teaching a few years ago, a colleague of mine suggested I should steer away from mentioning evolution in my lectures. So it was with great delight to see that the Liggin’s Institute had organized a series of lectures on Darwin’s Legacy to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th [...] … Read More

Brain Awareness Week

Fabiana Kubke Sep 13, 2009

>This post was originally posted on the 14th of March, 2009, somewhere else that no longer exists< Brain Awareness week starts on Monday and I thought this was a good time to launch this blog. International Brain Awareness Week is the brainstorm of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiative, and has now entered its 14th year. [...] … Read More