The art of medical literature


One of the two people to whom cancer physician, researcher and writer Siddhartha Mukherjee dedicates his new book, The Gene: An Intimate History, is a girl named Carrie Buck. It’s unlikely many of you would have heard of her. By the time she turned 21, Buck, born in 1906, had become a symbol of all the warnings explicit in Mukherjee’s book about the dangers of genetic modification. Less than a decade before the genocide—a word, Mukherjee points out, with the same etymology as gene—of Jewish people in Germany, negative eugenics, or the forced sterilization of people considered genetically inferior so that their kind could be weeded out of society, was a point of raging debate in Britain, vocal participants being Charles Darwin’s cousin Francis Galton and science fiction writer H.G. Wells. Leer Más

New venture creation can alleviate suffering in the wake of a disaster


New research from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management finds that, in the aftermath of a disaster, individuals can successfully overcome adversity by focusing on new venture creation. In «Victim entrepreneurs doing well by doing good: Venture creation and well-being in the aftermath of a resource shock,» Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Trenton Williams, and his co-author, Dean Shepherd (Indiana University) expand on the overall understanding of the value of entrepreneurial ventures as a mechanism to help individuals overcome adversity and maintain resiliency at a time of great stress. Leer Más

SuperSlow Weight Lifting — The Fastest Way to Dramatically Increase Strength

Whether you seek to lose weight or gain muscle mass, strength or cardiovascular fitness, consider high-intensity interval training (HIIT).

By doing short bursts of very high-intensity drills, you can reduce the duration and frequency of your workouts and still make greater gains than what you’d achieve doing moderate intensity exercises for literally hours longer each week. Leer Más