Editor’s Selections: Ancient skulls, tanning beds, and smart scalpels

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By Travis Saunders

Travis SaundersTravis Saunders selects several notable posts each week from Health and Clinical Research. He blogs at Obesity Panacea.

  • What do ancient skulls disfigured by Leishmaniasis tell us about migration patterns in South America? AlunSalt explains.
  • Vitamin D insufficiency is a major concern for individuals in northern climates.  A new study finds that tanning beds effectively raise Vitamin D levels.  Do the health benefits outweigh the potential risks?  Optical Futures looks at this complicated issue.
  • Mental Indegestion examines a new scalpel which can differentiate between healthy and malignant tissue all on its own!
  • Neuroskeptic details the case of “Roger”, a man with no limbic system, no short-term memory, and an insatiable appetite.

See you all next Wednesday!

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One Response to “Editor’s Selections: Ancient skulls, tanning beds, and smart scalpels”

  1. Jim Says:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Thanks for the selection Travis, glad you liked it ;-)

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