Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Wet Lab Wiki up at MIT

There is a new science focused wiki available here:


It is a place for Wet Lab researchers to host and share information. It also provides some easy linking methods to Papers through Pubget.

Friday, July 10, 2009

I like coffee

Caffeine Reverses Cognitive Impairment and Decreases Brain Amyloid-beta Levels in Aged Alzheimer's Disease Mice. From a new paper published: J Alzheimers Dis 17(3):661-80 (2009)
...We have recently shown that Alzheimer's disease (AD) transgenic mice given a moderate level of caffeine intake (the human equivalent of 5 cups of coffee per day) are protected from development of otherwise certain cognitive impairment and have decreased hippocampal amyloid-beta (Abeta) levels due to suppression of both beta-secretase (BACE1) and presenilin 1 (PS1)/gamma-secretase expression.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Setup of MySql on OSX for Rails

You would think this would be as easy as "sudo gem install mysql" but it is not. After installing the MySql community server, you need to install via this command:

sudo gem install mysql -- --with-mysql-config=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config

After that, you will be in business.