Latest David Goldman Stories

2010-12-23 02:14:10

A multinational research team led by scientists at the National Institutes of Health has found that a genetic variant of a brain receptor molecule may contribute to violently impulsive behavior when people who carry it are under the influence of alcohol. A report of the findings, which include human genetic analyses and gene knockout studies in animals, appears in the Dec. 23 issue of Nature. "Impulsivity, or action without foresight, is a factor in many pathological behaviors including...

2010-04-06 12:05:00

ORLANDO, Fla., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Auto TextBak, an application for BlackBerry Smartphones, offers a simple solution to the ever-growing epidemic of texting while driving. The application enables users to easily set an away message that will automatically reply to incoming text messages, much like an out-of-office email response. Auto TextBak is available for a onetime fee of $2.99 through www.autotextbak.com or BlackBerry App World. Auto TextBak allows drivers to focus on the road...

2010-03-01 15:46:48

Alcohol dependence (AD) is a complex disease for which both genetic and environmental factors affect susceptibility. Previous research had identified several genes associated with AD through linkage analysis or candidate-gene approaches. Findings from a genome-wide association study (GWAS) support an association between AD and a cluster of genes on chromosome 11. Results will be published in the May 2010 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research and are currently available at...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).