I’m endlessly fascinated by the hidden mechanisms that power living organisms. How can we figure out what goes wrong when we get sick and can we find ways to prevent illness and repair disease-causing disruptions of physiological processes? For the past 30 years I have been particularly interested in neuroscience.
Francis Crick put it this way: our joys, sorrows, memories, ambitions and sense of personal identity and free will, are all produced by the behaviour of our brain cells and their associated molecules. Biology research is well into the task of mapping the forest of brain cells and the army of molecular machines that allow our brains to create our mental worlds.
This blog is a place where I can explore the vast and growing biomedical literature. Please fill free to add your comments and questions. -John Schmidt