Day: December 5, 2006

  • Alpha-Amino-3-Hydroxy-5-Methyl -4-Isoxazole Propionic Acid Receptors

    It is becoming increasingly clear that synaptic plasticity in pain-sensitive pathways has many features in common with better understood forms of synaptic plasticity, such as hippocampal long-term potentiation. Now Hartmann and colleagues have shown that AMPA (alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionic acid) receptors, which are vital mediators of hippocampal plasticity, are also important modulators of inflammatory pain and…

  • Conversations Today

    A new doodle and, I guess, poem. It’s been a pretty shitty day. 🙁

  • When WMDs Are GOOD!

    Tony Blair, earlier today. This in via roving reporter, Paul Sellars: Tony Blair has told MPs it would be “unwise and dangerous” for the UK to give up its nuclear weapons. The prime minister outlined plans to spend up to £20bn on a new generation of submarines for Trident missiles. Mr Blair said although the…

  • Cilia Black

    I’d love to see a microbe version of Blindddduh Date-uh…

  • Phages

    I think these are in my parotid, biting me. 🙁