Warning: Declaration of Thesis_Comment::start_lvl(&$output, $depth, $args) should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output, $depth = 0, $args = Array) in /home/rdanger/public_html/asdworld.com/wp-content/themes/TEMPHOLDthesis_15/lib/functions/comments.php on line 291

Warning: Declaration of Thesis_Comment::end_lvl(&$output, $depth, $args) should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output, $depth = 0, $args = Array) in /home/rdanger/public_html/asdworld.com/wp-content/themes/TEMPHOLDthesis_15/lib/functions/comments.php on line 291

Warning: Declaration of Thesis_Comment::start_el(&$output, $comment, $depth, $args) should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output, $object, $depth = 0, $args = Array, $current_object_id = 0) in /home/rdanger/public_html/asdworld.com/wp-content/themes/TEMPHOLDthesis_15/lib/functions/comments.php on line 291

Warning: Declaration of Thesis_Comment::end_el(&$output, $comment, $depth, $args) should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output, $object, $depth = 0, $args = Array) in /home/rdanger/public_html/asdworld.com/wp-content/themes/TEMPHOLDthesis_15/lib/functions/comments.php on line 291

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/rdanger/public_html/asdworld.com/wp-content/themes/TEMPHOLDthesis_15/lib/functions/comments.php:291) in /home/rdanger/public_html/asdworld.com/wp-content/themes/TEMPHOLDthesis_15/lib/functions/launch.php on line 85
Science Corner

From the category archives:

Science Corner

When research isn’t science

November 27, 2009

Some time ago, a link to this quasi-review article crossed my desk. Briefly, it explains why, in the author’s opinion, the subject articles on genetic research in autism are somehow untrustworthy or flawed. In some ways, it’s well-written. I like the bibliography. It’s all Nature, Science, NEJM, and Nature Genetics. But to me, the real […]

Read the full article →

The promise of genetics research

August 17, 2009

< p class=”note”>I have been struggling with the question of whether to keep writing on science issues, particularly since it’s not my area of expertise (even though I’m very fond of thinking about these issues). I’ve decided to compromise and try to write about science and research policies and projects, which are of interest to […]

Read the full article →

Autism Speaks carefully about vaccines

August 7, 2009

I finally had time to read the recent statement/interview with Dr. Geri Dawson, the Chief Science Officer of Autism Speaks. As you know, we’ve discussed this complicated and angst-inducing issue in the past, primarily with respect to the complexities of epidemiology in vaccine research and the nuanced textures of meaning of studies large enough to […]

Read the full article →

Science Corner — Brain structures may affect sociability

June 22, 2009

This brief description of an MRI study from Cambridge relates that two areas of the brain may affect sociability by affecting the value of social rewards to a person. They found that the greater the concentration of tissue in the orbitofrontal cortex (the outer strip of the brain just above the eyes), and in the […]

Read the full article →