Archive for March, 2013

On understanding the basics of cancer immunology and its potential

Posted on March 18, 2013 by

Since I started writing this blog, I promised myself not to take the easy way out, especially when it came to reporting on new developments in science and medicine. The danger is the creation of false hopes and expectations. There is, however, some value in conveying important progress and in citing the names and contact […]

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What happens to your brain cells when you sleep — and when you don’t

Posted on March 18, 2013 by

Fifty million Americans have some sort of major sleep disorder and many go undiagnosed. I am one of them. Over the last year, I have found myself waking up precisely at 1 am each night, unable to go back to sleep without first ambulating to a different location in the house and reading or watching […]

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BEST WAY TO STUDY FOR A TEST

Posted on March 18, 2013 by

There is a neat little article in today‚Äôs Wall Street Journal which talks about techniques for studying effectively for exams. Among other things it says that testing yourself repeatedly before an exam is better than re-reading the text because the tests help the brain to more easily retrieve and apply knowledge from memory. Taking pre-tests […]

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