9/27/10

Acupuncture Inhibits GABA Neuron Activity...

I really love these kind of articles: Acupuncture Inhibits GABA Neuron Activity in the Ventral Tegmental Area and Reduces Ethanol Self-Administration (PMID: 20860620, DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2010.01310.x). No, seriously! Ok, we have the most simple level of interaction - ligand-receptor, than we have networks of interaction involving different types of the biological units, than we have neural microcircuits and etc...a man that can be simply influenced by the sticking a needle somewhere. The most amazing for that we even can find the scientifically correct explanation of really exotic treatments.

9/15/10

About Me

I am a chemist working in the field of chemoinformatics and bioinformatics applied to in silico drug design. I also have wide interests in the cognitive sciences (esp. brain-mind machinery) and psychoneuropharmacology. In struggle between these two spheres I am interested in biological and pharmacological details in drud design and development of life style drugs.

Squash, biking, traveling and ancient history are the main non-scientific interests.

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