Travis Saunders selects several notable posts each week from Health and Clinical Research. He blogs at Obesity Panacea.
- The hunt for the Prozac gene. Neuroskeptic looks at three studies that claim to have found the gene predicting anti-depressant response. The problem? Each paper found a different gene.
- Chili Burn: Can green tea and chili pepper burn fat? Science-Based Pharmacy examines whether any of this product’s claims are supported by scientific literature.
- Pulling the plug too soon? Persistent vegetative states are mis-diagnosed 40% of the time. Brain Blogger examines the terrifying consequences.
- Evolutionary medicine: do reindeer have a circadian stop-watch instead of a clock? A Blog Around the Clock looks at the unique circadian rhythms of reindeer, and what this could mean for human health.
See you next Wednesday!