Pseudo Random News and Comment

Investigating the Genetic Basis of Theory of Mind (ToM): The Role of Catechol-O-Methyltransferase (COMT) Gene Polymorphisms When this is figured out it will be interesting to look at the prevalence in other animals (though the same genes wouldn’t necessarily have the same effects).

Men with belly fat at risk for osteoporosis But not just any belly fat will do.

The placebo effect goes beyond humans, researchers find Even in rats.

How infidelity helps nieces and nephews: Men may share more genes with sisters’ kids than with cheating wife’s kidsĀ  Beats the Appalachian solution of marrying their sister.

Scientists one step closer to creating youthful heart patches from old cells Also demonstrates that cellular environment to some degree influences the expression of “aging.”

.The Scariest Chart Of The Quarter: Student Debt Bubble Officially Pops As 90+ Day Delinquency Rate Goes Parabolic I don’t know how scary it is but it’s pretty ugly. I wonder how many are unaware bankruptcy won’t help them, and how far behind they are on other debts, since rationally student loans should get the highest payment priority.

Networking is for losers Great piece on the fallacy of traditional networking, and the old school concept of friends.

A New Safety Concern for Glaucoma Treatment Demonstrated by Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Benzalkonium Chloride Distribution in the Eye, an Experimental Study in Rabbits It also goes where you don’t want it.

The Chemistry of the Suppression of Desire A little more on oxytocin and context.

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