Michael Jamieson started to ask questions like “what am I doing here?”
Patients on antidepressant medication can now rely on their natural sleep cycle and not worry about sleepiness or insomnia due to the side effects of these antidepressant drugs. A recent study from the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences revealed patients who underwent treatment for depression with the Neuronetics Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy were less likely to suffer insomnia, sleepiness or anxiety. Approximately 50-90 percent patients under medication complain about insomnia while others complain about over sleepiness.
The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. By altering the heritability of certain traits, gene drive technologies have the potential to spread desired genes through wild populations. In practice, this could lead to mosquito populations that, for example, bear traits making them resistant to the spread of malaria. Despite the huge potential for improving human well-being, concern exists that gene drives could fail in the wild or, perhaps more concerning, spread beyond their intended target populations.