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How do schools of fish maneuver together? Watch the trees, not the forest
Posted on 21 Jan 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Watching large schools of fish maneuver with the grace of a water ballet leads to an obvious question: How do so many animals spread over what is often many yards coordinate their activities with such precision? They keep an eye on their immediate neighbors... Read More

Intestinal bacteria may trigger multiple sclerosis
Posted on 21 Jan 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Physicians have not identified the cause of multiple sclerosis. Theses include an individual's genetics, environment, and possibly a virus. In such an environment, all types of theories can be thrown up and become the basis for litigation, not unlike... Read More

Parkinson's may be caused by the same bacterium that causes ulcers, new animal model studies suggest
Posted on 30 May 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

The cause of Parkinson's Disease is unknown. To date, many experts have suggested that it may have a genetic origin; see http://www.webmd.com/parkinsons-disease/parkinsons-causes . Other experts point to toxins that may selectively destroy the dopaminergic... Read More

What drives developmental defects in children exposed to drugs and alcohol as fetuses? Loss of chromosomes in brain cells?
Posted on 21 Jan 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prenatal exposure to amphetamines and alcohol produces abnormal numbers of chromosomes in fetal mouse brains. The findings suggest these abnormal counts may contribute to the developmental defects seen in children exposed to drugs and alcohol in utero... Read More

What drives developmental defects in children exposed to drugs and alcohol as fetuses? Loss of chromosomes in brain cells?
Posted on 21 Jan 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prenatal exposure to amphetamines and alcohol produces abnormal numbers of chromosomes in fetal mouse brains. The findings suggest these abnormal counts may contribute to the developmental defects seen in children exposed to drugs and alcohol in utero... Read More

Parkinson's may be caused by the same bacterium that causes ulcers, new animal model studies suggest
Posted on 30 May 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

The cause of Parkinson's Disease is unknown. To date, many experts have suggested that it may have a genetic origin; see http://www.webmd.com/parkinsons-disease/parkinsons-causes . Other experts point to toxins that may selectively destroy the dopaminergic... Read More

How do schools of fish maneuver together? Watch the trees, not the forest
Posted on 21 Jan 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Watching large schools of fish maneuver with the grace of a water ballet leads to an obvious question: How do so many animals spread over what is often many yards coordinate their activities with such precision? They keep an eye on their immediate neighbors... Read More

Intestinal bacteria may trigger multiple sclerosis
Posted on 21 Jan 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Physicians have not identified the cause of multiple sclerosis. Theses include an individual's genetics, environment, and possibly a virus. In such an environment, all types of theories can be thrown up and become the basis for litigation, not unlike... Read More