BioColumn: The overlapping world of the Macro and the Micro
February 2018 | by Deblina Dam
For a long time, microbes have been synonymous with plagues, diseases and epidemics but in recent years research from around the globe has revealed that microbes are in fact essential to all forms of life, plants and animals and of course to us humans. The bacteria inside us are useful for breathing, eating and growth…
July 2017 | BioColumn: Welcome to the world of deceitful memory…
One of the things that the researchers at California Institute have learned about memory is that it absolutely does not work like a videotape recorder. It is more like a Wikipedia page. One can go in there and edit. Although the dense labyrinth of neurons in our brain is still a mystery, scientists are trying to unlock its secrets in order to understand the details of a particular memory or to retrieve it artificially. That requires two things: first we need to be able to find the memory in the brain and second, we need to be able to manipulate them.
May 2017 | BioColumn: Psychotherapy turns out to be a complementary medical treatment for cancer patients!
Besides analyzing the severity of certain distress symptoms, they also went forward to put up a comparison between other psychotherapy treatments namely cognitive behaviour therapy and ACT, where they put in that the later is more efficient when last stage cancer are concerned.
April 2017 | Column: Biochar – our saviour to help us win over the great toxic game?
Children should not be forced to give away some of their brain functions just because we enjoy some benefits from using pesticides. Well, they might not have to if a non-toxic alternative such as biochar is used for soil fertility management.