2/26 : Big chickens, big data and more. #Health and #medicined #events in #Boston this week

Pick of the week.  Tuesday  at 7: "Big Chicken."   Maryn McKenna.   Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave.  Details. Mckenna is a clear, lively writer who owns this topic. Still time to get there Monday 2/26 11am"The Road to the Future is Paved with Data."   John Quackenbush.   Tufts:  Ballou Hall, Coolidge Room.   Details. Genomics has transformed biological … Continue reading 2/26 : Big chickens, big data and more. #Health and #medicined #events in #Boston this week

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My father’s brain is missing  

Certain that years of meds, scotch, steak and surliness had gotten to my Mad Men-era dad, we agreed to donate his brain to Harvard. He came up clean - not a trace of damage or plaque. The findings are actually missing, not the samples. The Boston Globe reports: McLean Hospital said Tuesday that information about … Continue reading My father’s brain is missing  

Memory altering research the stuff of sci-fi, cinema and Sherlock

In the BBC's Sherlock, the title character --played by Benedict Cumberbatch -- often resorts to his "mind palace" to piece together nebulous memories.In the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a character played by Kate Winslet goes to a clinic to get  painful memories of a relationship erased..A bit of a stretch, but add … Continue reading Memory altering research the stuff of sci-fi, cinema and Sherlock

#Boston medical and health events: #Gun violence, #neuroscience and the #quantified self

The neuroscience events are technical, but the event on gun violence is rooted in the real world and available via a live stream. Also take note of a meet-up of the quantified self  crowd Boston Quantified Self Show&Tell #11 (Cambridge Innovation Center) Tuesday, January 8, 2013 6:00 PM Cambridge Innovation Center 5th Floor - Havana Training … Continue reading #Boston medical and health events: #Gun violence, #neuroscience and the #quantified self