Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Gene dosage and manic-behavior

Duplication of a single gene causes mice to have seizures and display manic-like behaviour. But valproate, an anticonvulsant and mood-stabilizing drug commonly used to treat bipolar disorder and epilepsy can reversed the symptoms. This suggests valproate can also help some people with hyperactivity who do not respond to common treatments.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Brain boosting drug - Ritalin

Ritalin is most often prescribed to suffers of ADHD. But a handful of students in Singapore are also using it as a "brain booster" to give them an edge over their competitors.

Read the report in today (21 Oct 2013) Straits Times.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Ketamine lifts Depression.

Is ketamine acting as antidepressant?

My favourite note-taking software

Microsoft OneNote has been around for MANY years (before Evernote). It is free if you have MS Office. It gives you offline access to your note (when you are in the air or without connection) without having to pay subscription for premier privilege. You can use your finger (or stylus) to write and annotate during discussion.

LSM4213 Lecture 10 Sleep


How to gamify the lessons?

The rationale of gamification in education?
Steps to develop educational games.

Strange that Pearson in US is interested in developing games for education but not here. Maybe selling books are more profitable.