January 1, 2008 (Vol. 28, No. 1)


Strong Points: Superb coverage of subject
Weak Points: None

I almost hate to say it, but my brain hurt while reading through these pages. It wasn’t that the material was too dense or complicated, but, like the feeling we get when we see someone being hurt in a movie, my brain ached for the sufferers of HIV whose brains were described in the opening article on the site (at presstime) as being damaged/destroyed by the HIV virus. That’s only one of many interesting brain-related articles to be found on this informative blog. Other recent topics included coverage of computer-generated skulls for designing better helmets, Losing Betsy – A Journey Through Dementia, genetic risk factors for multiple sclerosis, and channelrhodopsin-2 – a fascinating photosensitive protein. Archives from the site are available and date back to September, 2004. Unlike many blogs which focus on raving and ranting of the creator, BrainBlog stays, shall we say, cerebrally focused on its subject and in the process delivers the most informative collection of brain-related information that I’ve come across on the Web. An excellent way to kill a couple of hours.

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