5 Great Herb Blogs for Beginners

Image 1. Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary This article wouldn’t be complete without Canadian representation in the field. I am Canadian after all. Harmonic Arts is located on my own home sweet home of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Founded and run by herbalist Yarrow Willard, son of well-known herbalist and teacher Terry Willard of Wild Rose College, Harmonic Arts not only offers high-quality bulk herbs and formulated products, but great educational articles, videos, presentations, and teachings. Yarrow, Angela, and Terry Willard were in fact presenters at our local Vancouver Isl... Read More

3 Great Herb Blogs for Beginners

Image 1. Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine I love love love Juliet Blankespoor’s sweet and wacky sense of humor, and in fact, it is what captured my attention on this blog in the first place. This is a blog with personality. It is full of great articles about specific herbs, recipes, gardening and growing, and of course her online herbalist courses. Juliet’s blog and courses are complimented by beautiful photos and videos which make them thoroughly enjoyable. I understand that this is another passion and skill she has developed, which makes this blog all the more dear to my... Read More

Genetics and epigenetics of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Image Women drinking during pregnancy can result in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), which features neurodevelopmental deficit, facial dysmorphology, growth retardation, and learning disability. Research suggests the human brain is precisely shaped through an intrinsic, genetic-cellular expression that is orchestrated further upstream by an epigenetic program. This program can be influenced by environmental inputs such as alcohol. Current research suggests the genetic and epigenetics of FASD are becoming intertwined and inseparable. Now is the time for investigators to combine genetic, gen... Read More

Models and Estimation of Genetic Effects

Image Ronald Fisher needed to develop elaborate models of genetic effects in order to set the foundations of Quantitative Genetics in his 1918 paper “The correlation between relatives on the supposition of Mendelian inheritance”. Since then, many significant implementations have been made to model genetic effects. However, at the verge of one century after Fisher’s kick-off, models of genetic effects keep on being discussed and implemented. Indeed, the relatively recent advent of QTL analyses challenged the state of the art of this field by providing researchers the opportunity ... Read More

Electromagnetic induction

Image Electromagnetic induction In electromagnetic induction, emf can be defined around a closed loop of conductor as the electromagnetic work that would be done on an electric charge (an electron in this instance) if it travels once around the loop. For a time-varying magnetic flux linking a loop, the electric potential scalar field is not defined due to a circulating electric vector field, but an emf nevertheless does work that can be measured as a virtual electric potential around the loop In the case o... Read More

An Update on the Pathology

Image Gouty arthritis is an inflammatory disease initially triggered by the deposition of monosodium urate crystals into the joint space, developing into an inflammatory cascade resulting in the secretion of several proinflammatory cytokines and neutrophil recruitment into the joint. It is associated with debilitating clinical symptoms, functional impairments, and a substantial impact on quality-of-life. Currently... Read More

Heritable Response to Stress

Image As sessile organisms, plants are continuously exposed to environmental stress. Since stress avoidance is not an option, plants evolved as organisms that very efficiently acclimate and adapt to stress. Although the mechanism of stress response may be genetically predefined, organisms are capable to modify their responses with various epigenetic changes. Plants are especially flexible in this respect since they do not have a predetermined germ line and thus life experiences in the form of epigenetic memory can be more efficiently passed to the progeny. Indeed, the plasticity of plant phenotyp... Read More

News of Chemical Informatics

Image News of Chemical Informatics   Chemical Informatics is Insight medical publisher  journal and also one of the most emerging fields in the present scenario. It is a multidisciplinary field which covers the research containing molecular design tools for finding the best fitting compounds which address to particular targets. Chemical Informatics is a vast field that aims to disseminate information regarding the design, structures, creation, di... Read More

News from the Psychology, Neurobiology and Genetic Fields on Social and Economic Behavioral Studies

Image The 20th century began with the re-discovery of Mendel’s laws of heredity; the 21st century began with the Human Genome Project’s working draft of the human genome sequence. We are rapidly approaching a postgenomic era in which we will know the entire genome sequence and, most importantly, all the DNA variations in the genome sequence. These DNA polymorphisms are the source of hereditary influence and will revolutionize genetic research on individual differences (Robert Plomin). Psychometrics and behavioral genetic have already contributed a substantial num... Read More

Chemical Informatics-Editor’s Invitation

Image Chemical Informatics-Editor’s Invitation Chemical Informatics is Insight medical publisher  journal and also one of the most emerging fields in the present scenario. It is a multidisciplinary field which covers the research containing molecular design tools for finding the best fitting compounds which address to particular targets. Chemical Informatics is a vast field that aims to disseminate information regarding the design, structures, creation, d... Read More

Chemical Informatics-for better Future

Image Chemical Informatics-for better Future Chemical Informatics is Insight medical publisher  journal and also one of the most emerging fields in the present scenario. It is a multidisciplinary field which covers the research containing molecular design tools for finding the best fitting compounds which address to particular targets. Chemical Informatics is a vast field that aims to disseminate information regarding the design, structures, creation, dissemina... Read More

Advancement in Chemical Informatics

Image Advancement in Chemical Informatics Chemical Informatics is Insight medical publisher  journal and also one of the most emerging fields in the present scenario. It is a multidisciplinary field which covers the research containing molecular design tools for finding the best fitting compounds which address to particular targets. A ... Read More