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Great idea. I'd probably take chance if I came across this in a book store.
 
Blind Date With A Book!

Great idea to combine Valentines & not judging a book by its cover themes. One did in fact catch my eye so I checked it out for a home reveal. Never heard of the novel but the title is fun.

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Excellent write up of parabiosis - the process of the joining the circulatory system of two animals. It has been shown to reverse certain types of degeneration related to aging. The search is on for the biological factors within blood plasma that underlie these effects. 

It could be a simple molecule or protein, or it could be a combination of positive and negative signaling factors. The effect is clear; what's causing will be a search for the ages (and the aging).
 
Remarkable results from experiments that join two living animals' circulatory systems.
By splicing animals together, scientists have shown that young blood rejuvenates old tissues. Now, they are testing whether it works for humans.
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Neuroscience as art...
The brain has been called the most complex structure in the universe, but it may also be the most beautiful. One artist's work captures both the aesthetics and sophistication of this most enigmatic organ.
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A GSI holiday fave, "In Dulci Jubilo" sets you firmly in the magical elegance that is the holiday season. Guitarist Eva Beneke and a team of wonderful musicians will transport you to snowy paths and hot chocolate sippings with traditional German and English songs. The holiday warmth is drawing closer; get well-prepared now with Eva's exclusive video of "Maria Durch Ein Dornwald Ging", and if you'd like to play this piece yourself, you can find the PDF score in Eva's webstore. The full "In Dulci Jubilo" CD is available at GSI, here: http://www.guitarsalon.com/product.php?productid=4111.
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A new type of neuron that is able to process speed has been identified in the brains of rats. This paper was published in Nature and can be read here: http://bit.ly/1O88pbR
Nobel laureates identify speed cells as a crucial component of the mammalian navigation system.
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Chicago's +The Field Museum  will be FREE for all Illinois residents for the entire month of February! 
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Interesting movie playing this weekend at the Gene Siskel theater in Chicago. A documentary about two scientists trying to unlock the secrets of immortality. It's clear they have deeply personal motivations, which of course can be both energizing and blinding.
Call it the fantastical air of science fiction or the poignancy of wishful thinking, but THE IMMORTALISTS is a most unusual look at two scientists whose career-long work is aimed at finding a cure for death. American Bill Andrews aims to beat the clock in his lifetime despite foreboding signs to the contrary.
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Astronomers have created the sharpest and deepest image ever of the Andromeda galaxy using thousands of exposures from the Hubble Space Telescope. Check out the zoomable version of the 100,000-pixel-wide picture linked from the article!
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The visuals on this launch are beautiful. Can't wait to watch this with my son.
 
Missed the launch of #Orion? Want to see it again? Watch it here: http://bit.ly/1wDOT2c  [video]

NASA’s Orion spacecraft launched successfully atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket Dec. 5 at 7:05 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Orion’s Exploration Flight Test-1, is the first flight test for NASA’s new deep space capsule and is a critical step on NASA's journey to Mars. The 4.5 hour flight is scheduled to conclude with the splashdown of Orion in the Pacific Ocean.

Watch live coverage now: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv
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Jack-o-lantern sun!
 
Pumpkin Sun
On October 8, 2014 active regions on the sun gave it the appearance of a jack-o'-lantern. This image is a blend of 171 and 193 ångström light as captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO
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Molecular and Cellular Neurobiologist
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  • DePaul University
    Assistant Professor, present
  • University of Chicago
    Postdoc - Neurobiology, 2006 - 2011
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Scientist, teacher, husband, father, cyclist, musician.  Not necessarily in that order.
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  • University of Chicago
    Neurobiology, 1999 - 2005
  • Florida State University
    Psychology, Music, 1988 - 1994
  • Pinellas Park High School
    1987
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