Meike Bartels is University Research Chair and Professor of Genetics and Well-being in the Department of Biological Psychology at VU University, Amsterdam. After an internship at the Queensland institute of Medical Research in Brisbane, Australia, she graduated in Psychology at the VU University. Her master’s degree is in Physiological Psychology, with a special focus on Behavioral Genetics. She obtained her PhD degree in 2003, and the title of her thesis was “Behavior Problems, Cognition, and Hormones.” We are pleased to have scheduled an exclusive interview with her.
Pain killers can actually escalate the problem. We have the opportunity to interview the renowned Professor Peter M. Grace of the department of Critical Care and Respiratory Care Research, University of Texas who in his studies has found that use of opioids may be contributing towards intensifying the problem of pain and making it chronic.
As life expectancy goes higher and higher so do the risks of developing age related diseases. Since we humans cannot regenerate ourselves, enter the scientists. What are the latest success stories that science has to offer and are these attempts original or do some of them mimic age old and even primitive beliefs? Read to find out.
In the 1970s, when great strides occurred in deciphering the functions of the kidneys, the heart, and the lungs, there was a widespread conviction that medical science would soon achieve a detailed understanding of the function of the greatest organ in the body – the brain. Nonetheless, several decades later, we still know very little about the brain’s functions and connections. Therefore it is safe to believe that the origins of several known but not well understood phenomena will remain, at least for some time, shrouded in the magical veil of the unexplored. Here are some of the ones you have probably come in touch with.