Can carotenoids in the brain protect against Alzheimer’s?

Carotenoids are thought to protect against Alzheimer’s disease because of their antioxidant properties and their accumulation in the brain. However, a new study from Tufts University is putting the theory into question. More than a century has passed since the German physician Dr. Alois Alzheimer first presented evidence on the case of Auguste Deter, whoContinue reading “Can carotenoids in the brain protect against Alzheimer’s?”

New and old tools of science communications

Sci-comm thrives on social media.  “Writing is thinking on paper” is one of the many beautiful phrases by William Zinsser, author of On Writing Well. Only, if Zinsser had put those words down more than three decades later, he might have added that writing is also thinking on blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. As IContinue reading “New and old tools of science communications”

Blogging the ASN Meeting at EB 2012

Welcome new followers! I’m excited to report that I’ve been selected as official blogger for The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) 76th Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting in conjunction with Experimental Biology 2012 (EB 2012) on April 21 through 25 in San Diego, Calif. Click here for a peek at the preliminary program. What exactly is EBContinue reading “Blogging the ASN Meeting at EB 2012”