Medicine

Sleep well and prosper

“Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.” – William Blake I’ve always been a good sleeper. Particularly, a good awakener. I pride myself in morning productivity. I’m a morning runner, I like a good breakfast, and I’m rarely able to sleep past 10 a.m. on the weekends. […]

How old are you really?

Today’s blog post begins with a confession of sorts: as someone belonging to the millennial generation, I am perhaps unusually preoccupied with age.  And if we’re searching for some underlying explanation, it probably makes the most sense to take a look back at my parents.  For starters, my mom is nearly 3 decades younger than my dad, […]

Finding the secret to happiness on our smartphones?

When so much of what we want and need can be procured on our computers, tablets and smartphones, perhaps it comes as little surprise that we’re entering an age of happiness apps.  And no, I’m not referring to Seamless, the food delivery app, or Tinder, arguably its equal in the realm of online dating.  Sharing […]

It’s a microbe’s world…we’re just living and dying in it

Our last post explored the significance of what is becoming something of a buzzword in today’s science news: the microbiome.  For those of you who missed it, here is the abridged version.  The human microbiome consists of vast communities of bacteria, fungi, and viruses living in and on the body.  Yes, you live to serve […]

The Biodiversity Crisis Happening Inside of You

Many of us are troubled by stories of how the biodiversity crisis is changing the planet, but what about the biodiversity crisis raging on inside our guts?  As habitat loss, pollution, and global warming drive the disappearance of species and in the worst cases, the collapse of entire ecosystems, on an infinitesimally smaller scale, a […]

The next leap forward since mapping the human genome?

Last week, when news broke that scientists had mapped over a hundred epigenomes – an effort being hailed as the next leap forward since the sequencing of the human genome more than a decade ago – I was excited.  Thrilled, even, for the burgeoning field of epigenomics, which apparently is advancing at an unprecedented pace.  […]

The battle to reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s

In conjunction with our segment on Alzheimer’s, SciTech Now turned to the scientific community to learn more about the latest advances in the fight against the neurodegenerative disease afflicting as many as 5.2 million Americans.  We spoke with Dr. Paige Cramer, who along with her team at Case Western Reserve University, made headlines in 2012 […]

Connecting with NYU’s Center of Cognitive Neurology

In addition to exploring alternative therapies for Alzheimer’s, New York University’s Center for Cognitive Neurology devotes its resources to a breadth of research and clinical innovation for neurological diseases and disorders. CCN’s website shares the latest information regarding current trials, clinical care, and neurological disease prevention.