Sometimes the real trick for improving health is getting people, including doctors, to hear the right message and then do something about it. So what’s the best way to get the word out about a decades-old generic drug that could save the lives of critically injured patients? You make a comic book.
NPR receives National Science Board’s Public Service Award.
“The National Science Board (NSB) announced today that National Public Radio (NPR) Science Desk, a dedicated group of reporters, editors and producers who are committed to deep, thoughtful and engaging coverage of science news, is the recipient of its 2012 Public Service Award.”
It turns out your brain is organized even if you’re not.
At least that’s the conclusion of a study in Science that looked at the network of fibers that carry signals from one part of the brain to another.
Researchers used cutting-edge imaging technology to look at places where these fibers intersect. And they found a remarkably organized three-dimensional grid, says Van Wedeen of Harvard Medical School, the study’s lead author.
The grid is a bit like Manhattan, Wedeen says, “with streets running in two dimensions and then the elevators in the buildings in the third dimension.”
“For Jackson police officers who work the third shift on Saturday night, one moment is almost always expected — clearing out the nightclub parking lots as quickly and with as little trouble as possible. In Heritage Square — which is home to The Mix Factory, The Drink and Cody’s and close to The Furtle Turtle — officers in at least half a dozen patrol cars fire up their engines, turn on their lights and sirens and begin ushering every club-goer’s car out of the area.
Tommy Ferguson is one of the officers who slowly inches his way across the parking lot, making sure no one loiters. Loitering after a night of clubbing can lead to problems, he said. As incentive to get people to move out faster, Ferguson turns on NPR and plays it through his loud speaker.”