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Genetics and Psychiatry: Let's Proceed With Caution

Dr Lieberman discusses three publications that illustrate the increasing role of genomics in psychiatry, cautioning against getting too excited too soon.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Genetics May Help Predict Impulse Control Disorder in PD Patients

Genetic information added to clinical data may eventually help doctors predict the likelihood of their patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) developing impulse control disorder, according to a new study.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Anatomy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Anatomy is the branch of biology concerned with the study of the structure of organisms and their parts.[1] Anatomy is inherently tied to embryology, comparative anatomy, evolutionary biology, and phylogeny,[2] as these are the processes by which anatomy is generated over immediate (embryology) and long (evolution) timescales. Human anatomy is one of the basic essential sciences of medicine.[3]  
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over 3 years ago
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Introduction to Microbiology Culture Techniques

Get an overview of basic microbiology and the concepts involved, including the bacterial growth curve and classifying organisms based on morphologies. This lecture describes blood, urine and skin/soft tissue cultures, focusing on the types of media, sample collection processes, culture procedures, as well as speciation and susceptibility testing.  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago
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Lung Cancer Sessions Focus on Immunotherapy, Genomics

From diagnosis using molecular markers to targeted treatment, Dr Mark Kris details which studies from ASCO 2016 he thinks will help clinicians and patients fight lung cancer.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Francisco Varela - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Francisco Javier Varela García (September 7, 1946 – May 28, 2001) was a Chilean biologist, philosopher, and neuroscientist who, together with his teacher Humberto Maturana, is best known for introducing the concept of autopoiesis to biology, and for co-founding the Mind and Life Institute to promote dialog between science and Buddhism.  
en.wikipedia.org
about 3 years ago
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Ethology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ethology is the scientific and objective study of animal behaviour, usually with a focus on behaviour under natural conditions, and viewing behaviour as an evolutionarily adaptive trait.[1] Behaviourism is a term that also describes the scientific and objective study of animal behaviour, usually referring to measured responses to stimuli or trained behavioural responses in a laboratory context, without a particular emphasis on evolutionary adaptivity.[2] Many naturalists have studied aspects of animal behaviour throughout history. Ethology has its scientific roots in the work of Charles Darwin and of American and German ornithologists of the late 19th and early 20th century, including Charles O. Whitman, Oskar Heinroth, and Wallace Craig. The modern discipline of ethology is generally considered to have begun during the 1930s with the work of Dutch biologist Nikolaas Tinbergen and by Austrian biologists Konrad Lorenz and Karl von Frisch, joint awardees of the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.[3] Ethology is a combination of laboratory and field science, with a strong relation to some other disciplines such as neuroanatomy, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Ethologists are typically interested in a behavioural process rather than in a particular animal group, and often study one type of behaviour, such as aggression, in a number of unrelated animals.  
en.wikipedia.org
about 3 years ago