Mechanical brain, 10eps


Have you got any idea what is going on in your brain while reading this text? Probably not. And most people will think: “Why would I want to know that when my brain does what it should do? Everything ‘up…



Genes and DNA are in the center of attention nowadays. But it isn’t very long ago, nobody had heard of genes and DNA. Scientists had been working on heredity for a long time, but only in the 1990s the general…

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Actually, no reasons exist why you should not possess a well-functioning brain until very advanced age. People’s fear of ageing is often greater than needs to be. Ageing isn’t synonymous with general decline. This only happens when something is wrong,…


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Fact or fiction

No one really knows what Alzheimer disease is. Billions of dollars are being spent to find a cure for an illness that still can’t be diagnosed with certainty. But an AD diagnosis is easily given to elderly people having memory…

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Rise to stardom

Unknown, unloved. It seems to be the life story of the glial cells, the ‘other’ cells in the nervous system. A growing number of recent studies show a far more important role for the glial cells than just supporting neurones….

Three Wise Monkeys

With sensuous pleasure

What our eyes, ears, mouth, nose, and skin register is made into a coherent image of the outside world by our brain. Every sense is handled by its own part of the brain. Researchers discovered these parts are far more…

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Beyond belief

A strong field of tension exists between science and religion. Many religious people say science is just another belief and thus another religion. And whereas science is supposed to be based on facts, some scientists are extremely religious. Are religion…

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A bitter pill

Blockbusters are very popular movies that bring in a lot of money for the movie production companies. But disgracefully, the same name is used for pharmaceutical drugs. It is applied to drugs that generate more than one billion US dollars…

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The fight

Golden oldies

Only young and healthy people seem to matter nowadays in western societies. We don’t grant our seniors the special status and privileges they have in other parts of the world. This results in growing discrimination against elderly people. In some…

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