Benjamin Bell studies sleep and circadian rhythms in mice and flies, and is fortunate the mice understand his semi-nocturnal work schedule. When not actively in the lab, you can find him thinking about research and science-writing on his motorcycle, on the hiking trails, or at any local concert venue.
Every day, 115 Americans are killed by opioid overdose. That this number is so strikingly high underlines the language of ‘“epidemics” and “emergencies” in politicians’… Read More »From Crisis to Consensus: Guidelines Aim to Reduce Over-Prescribing of Abused Drugs
The Department of Neuroeconomics and Neuromarketing sounds like a title chiseled on the wall of a corporate division in a dystopian future; the highlight of… Read More »Choosing to Be Irrational: How Neuroscience Incorporated Economics, and Vice Versa
What is artificial intelligence today? While innovators and philosophers debate the consequences and likelihood of C-3PO or HAL appearing on Earth, we have already accepted… Read More »Artificial Intelligence in Medicine—Science Fiction Now Science Fact
For the majority of the population, MDMA, or ecstasy, is simply an illegal drug, its use exclusive to underground dance clubs and its abuse the… Read More »Ecstasy and Agony: Accepting MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy as a Breakthrough PTSD Treatment
“...23,000 deaths a year.” “...over 2 million infections.” These headlines would be alarming but expected if they were descriptions of the latest Ebola outbreak. But… Read More »Antimicrobial Stewardship: Ensuring a Future for Human Health Care
“The best laid schemes of mice and men…” begins the oft-quoted line by Robert Burns, with usually no need to finish with “…go often awry.”… Read More »Anticipating the Unexpected: What is Your Plan for When Life Goes Awry?