Great simple example of how gene based therapy works. Imagine the suffering, if science had not figured this out. Another plague!
The challenge of communicating evidence and evidence-based practices and policy is very tough because the human brain defaults to fantasy. Apparently this was evolutionarily adaptive very long ago when there were very few humans.
Now that we’re going to 10B people+ and with many irreplaceable resources gone, oil being one, problems demand facts and not fantasy and delusional thinking. Just ‘cus facts are demanded don’t mean they will even be perceived let alone not immediately attacked. Continue reading
“Wealth Managers Seek Psychology Skills”
(Reuters) – When it comes to family squabbles over money — particularly contentious ones involving inheritances — you may find a new face at the mediation table with the lawyers, stock brokers and accountants: a psychologist. The involvement of a mental health professional isn’t about providing traditional therapy. It is more about helping those involved to communicate. Because wealth, particularly sudden wealth, can create anxiety and confusion.
Financial advisers say the trend is growing because of the historic wealth transfer that is under way as the baby boom generation ages. Baby boomers are projected to pass along an estimated $41 trillion through 2052. As traditional wealth managers work out inheritances, they find they have to keep families from imploding as holdings are divided after a parent or other wealthy relative die. And to do that, they say they need more than just spreadsheets and stock charts.
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“We are just starting to get some clues that bacteria may be talking to each other with a contact-dependent language,” says biologist David Low. “They touch and respond to one another in different ways depending on the CDI systems and other genotypic factors. Our hope is that ultimately this work may aid the development of drugs that block or enhance touch-dependent communication, whether the bacteria is harmful or helpful.” Continue reading