Author Archives: BrainiYak

Low level of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the blood —sampled within the first 24 hours post-trauma — appears to predict the severity of subsequent brain injury symptoms — says Johns Hopkins Comments Off on Low level of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the blood —sampled within the first 24 hours post-trauma — appears to predict the severity of subsequent brain injury symptoms — says Johns Hopkins

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Frederick Kofi Korley, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Alan H.B. Wu, John K. Yue, Geoffrey T. Manley, Haris I. Sair, Jennifer Van Eyk, Allen D. Everett, David O Okonkwo, Alex Valadka, Wayne A Gordon, Andrew Maas, Pratik Mukherjee, Esther Lim Yuh, Hester Lingsma, Ava M. Puccio, and David M. Schnyer, […]

Hubble Space Telescope — sees cosmic wind stripping a spiral galaxy — of the gas required for new star formation Comments Off on Hubble Space Telescope — sees cosmic wind stripping a spiral galaxy — of the gas required for new star formation

© 2015 Peter Free 30 July 2015 Citation — to study Jeffrey D. P. Kenney, Anne Abramson, and Hector Bravo-Alfaro, Hubble Space Telescope and Hi Imaging of Strong Ram Pressure Stripping in the Coma Spiral NGC 4921: Dense Cloud Decoupling and Evidence for Magnetic Binding in the ISM, Astronomical Journal 150(2): 59, DOI: 10.1088/0004-6256/150/2/59 (August […]

Chesapeake Bay area “forebulge collapse” — and its implications for Washington DC’s date with rising salt water — plus one geologist’s sardonic poke at the United States’ arguably brain dead Congress Comments Off on Chesapeake Bay area “forebulge collapse” — and its implications for Washington DC’s date with rising salt water — plus one geologist’s sardonic poke at the United States’ arguably brain dead Congress

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Benjamin D. DeJong, Paul R. Bierman, Wayne L. Newell, Tammy M. Rittenour, Shannon A. Mahan, Greg Balco, and Dylan H. Rood, Pleistocene relative sea levels in the Chesapeake Bay region and their implications for the next century, GSA Today 25(8): 4-10, DOI: 10.1130/GSATG223A.1 (August 2015) Citation — […]

In 2013, 73 percent of Massachusetts honey bee pollen contained neonicotinoid pesticides — and 72 percent of their honey did Comments Off on In 2013, 73 percent of Massachusetts honey bee pollen contained neonicotinoid pesticides — and 72 percent of their honey did

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Chensheng (Alex) Lu, Chi-Hsuan Chang, Lin Tao, and Mei Chen, Distributions of neonicotinoid insecticides in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: a temporal and spatial variation analysis for pollen and honey samples, Environmental Chemistry, DOI: 10.1071/EN15064 (online early, 24 July 2015) Citation — to press release Marge Dwyer, Pesticides […]

Rocky Mountain National Park — Mummy Range bighorn sheep herd is declining — but not due to inbreeding says genetic study Comments Off on Rocky Mountain National Park — Mummy Range bighorn sheep herd is declining — but not due to inbreeding says genetic study

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Catherine C. Driscoll, James G. Driscoll, Corey Hazekamp, Jeffry B. Mitton, and John D. Wehausen, A tale of two markers: Population genetics of colorado rocky mountain bighorn sheep estimated from microsatellite and mitochondrial data, Journal of Wildlife Management 79(5): 819–831, DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.895  (July 2015) Citation — to […]