Landon Anderson

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The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain–And Why You Should Have One Today

Studies of napping have shown improvement in cognitive function, creative thinking, and memory performance. Ready, set . . . snooze.<p>I’m a big fan of afternoon naps.<p>In fact, I was super excited when I joined Buffer to hear that the team is pro-napping. It’s not every day you come across a company …

From Decapitation to Consciousness: How One Nerve Connects Body, Brain, And Mind

What we learned from gruesome decapitation experiments.<p>The relationship between mind, brain, and body has kept philosophers and scientists busy for …

3 Questions That Make You Instantly Happier

You can train your brain to extract more joy from life and work.<p>Most people foolishly believe that events create emotions. In fact, it's your interpretation of events--your thoughts--that create your emotions. Realizing that gives you incredible power to improve your experience in life and at …

11 Ways To Instantly Connect With Anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

Crispr: Chinese scientists to pioneer gene-editing trial on humans

Team will start testing cells on patients with lung cancer in August Technique can find and replace parts of DNA using an enzyme named Cas9<p>A team of Chinese scientists will be the first in the world to apply the revolutionary gene-editing technique known as Crispr on human subjects.<p>Led by Lu You, …

Gene Therapy Trial Wrenches Families as One Child’s Death Saves Another - MIT Technology Review

An important test of gene therapy in Italy is bringing joy and heartbreak to families afflicted with a rare brain disease by offering affected …

This May Be the Deadliest Creature on Earth

Scientists aim to alter the genetics of mosquitoes to prevent them from being vehicles of deadly diseases.<p>Enlarged below<p>Labium<p>Fascicle<p>Capillary<p>The Feeding Tube<p>The mosquito’s proboscis consists of six tightly bound stylets called the fascicle, surrounded by a sheath known as the labium—which doesn’t …

Public Health

Star Wars and the future of healthcare

In his iconic Star Wars series, George Lucas envisioned a world in a galaxy far, far away, where, among other things, doctors were droids and bots.<p>In this world, a droid surgeon fitted Luke Skywalker with a bionic hand after a fight with Darth Vader, a bot midwife oversaw the delivery of Princess …