Friday Coffee Break: 2,000 Year-Old Skull Operations, Toys Become Medical Devices, and More Medical Marvels
2011 August 19
Bits and pieces (largely but not always entirely related to life science) to muse over–or check out and save for later–while enjoying a well-deserved Friday coffee. Or tea. Enjoy!
|ANCIENT SAHARAN SKULL OPERATIONS
|Desert-society healers appear to have operated on skulls 2,000 years ago.
|MIRRORS AND THE BRAIN
|Experiments with a simple mirror setup reveal intricacies of the brain and self-representation.
|NIH RANTS WANTED
|Do you think PhDs take too long? Feel trapped in a postdoc with no job opportunities in sight? Worried about the state of biomedical research funding? The NIH wants to know now!
|SECOND (MEDICAL) LIFE FOR OLD TOYS
|Old toys become medical devices to help developing nations while recycling used materials.