Obesity buster?

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Dr. Suraj Unniappan, along with Drs. Gonzalez,Perry, Ceddia,  Reingold, Gao, Gaidhu, and Tsushima from York University (Canada) have been expanding their research on nefstatin-1, a brain protein.  This protein was first described in Nature (2006) by Dr. Mori (along with 14 other researchers from Japan), where it was found to interact with receptors in the nucleus and hypothalamus.

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Leaving Facebook? Why would a drug company do that?

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One of my friends (Lynn Brown) wrote about defending your reputation in the age of social media, last week.  The same time that big pharma was pulling back from their Facebook efforts. Continue reading Leaving Facebook? Why would a drug company do that?

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Bye, Bye, Viri!

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Drs. Rider, Zook, Boettcher, Wick, Pancoast, and Zusman took my breath away today (11 August 2011).  These MIT researchers may have developed a “broad-spectrum” anti-viral and published the results in PLoSOne.  That’s right- it  kills many different kind of viri.  Just like penicillin was able to do against bacteria.

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Nice Guys Do Finish Last

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That’s right- and nice gals don’t do much better.  Drs. Livingston, Judge, and Hurst presented these findings on Monday (15 Aug 2011) to the Academy of Management in San Antonio.  It is expected to be published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, soon (however, it is not yet approved in final form). Continue reading Nice Guys Do Finish Last

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