Tagged: video

Fainting kittens – feline myotonia congenita? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 29, 2010

Going all over the internet is this bitter-sweet video: [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CC_9aFuEkA&feature=player_embedded[/embed] Below is some of what a quick sweep of reading teaches me about myotonia congenita. (This is hardly a definitive survey of this disorder! Share what you know, I’m learning too.) Myotonia congenita, or congenital myotonia is a skeletal muscle-locking disorder. In affected individuals, … Read More

Science in the House? (Folate supplementation) - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 13, 2010

Today Labour Member Moana Mackey re-opened the folate-in-bread debate, putting forward a Member’s Notice of Motion: ‘Disallowance of the New Zealand (Mandatory Fortification of Bread with Folic Acid) Amendment Food Standard 2009’. Below are her presentation of the motion and the initial reply to it. [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4oqmn3FICA&feature=player_embedded[/embed] (Ms. Mackey is another example of use of a science degree … Read More

Thoughts towards a human brain neural connection map - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 03, 2010

I like to follow what computational neurologists are working on. Large-scale studies in neurology using genetics and other approaches use techniques related to my own skills (I’m a computational biologist) and neurology is fascinating. Here Sebastian Seung from MIT presents a TED lecture about work towards what he calls the human ‘connectome’, a map of … Read More

It won't be by taking sugar pills… - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 02, 2010

Doing the rounds of science blogs is this song, The Sounds of Science, based on Paul Simon’s The Sounds of Silence. The original plays in the opening and closing passages of The Graduate. (According to wikipedia, the original title has ‘sounds’ as plural, with later editions offering the singular. Grammatical nazism of an earlier era winning over artistic license, … Read More