Posts Tagged ‘jl’

serotonin & depression

August 28, 2022

For decades, doctors believed ssris operated by boosting levels of serotonin, a chemical which carries signals between neurons in the brain. This supposition was based on the hypothesis that a lack of serotonin causes depression. But a growing number of investigations suggest that theory does not hold water—a conclusion hammered home by a round-up of reviews of such work just published in Molecular Psychiatry.

SLC6A4 Gene – GeneCards | SC6A4 Protein | SC6A4 Antibody

August 1, 2022

This gene encodes an integral membrane protein that transports the neurotransmitter serotonin from synaptic spaces into presynaptic neurons. The encoded protein terminates the action of serotonin and recycles it in a sodium-dependent manner. This protein is a target of psychomotor stimulants, such as amphetamines and cocaine, and is a member of the sodium:neurotransmitter symporter family. A repeat length polymorphism in the promoter of this gene has been shown to affect the rate of serotonin uptake. There have been conflicting results in the literature about the possible effect, if any, that this polymorphism may play in behavior and depression. [provided by RefSeq, May 2019]
famous serotonin re-update transporter


July 3, 2021

Here’s Kenji’s YouTube channel (almost a million subscribers):

His videos are a similar style to his book, where he sometimes talks about science. For example in this video:

At the 1:45 mark, he talks about the physics behind selecting tomatoes At the 4:01 mark, he talks about boiling water (volume, heat, etc) in relation to cooking pasta

2020 trends

December 30, 2020

macos – How can I convert .ichat logs to text files? – Ask Different

June 3, 2020

For reference, these are the conversation files located in

$ file transcript.ichat
transcript.ichat: Apple binary property list

$ plutil -convert xml1 transcript.ichat

Lookup Mac Specs By Serial Number, Order, Model & EMC Number, Model ID @

June 3, 2020

Photopea and Polarr- browser based editors

August 6, 2019

The browser-based photoshop editor…is

(It’s more like a lite version of photoshop with all the functionality an amateur might ever use. Accepts photoshop, GIMP, etc. file formats in addition to other standard file formats.)

For a web-based Lightroom alternative –

MS surface 2

May 18, 2018
note taking to a whole different level

Whole-Genome Sequencing and Social-Network Analysis of a Tuberculosis Outbreak — NEJM

July 22, 2017

WGS & Social-#Network Analysis of a TB Outbreak Nice tech combo but not sure transmission & phylogeny are consistent

Please support this campaign from a former PhD student to fight a rare #cancer

September 5, 2016

Please support this campaign from a former PhD student
(@lengjingworld) to fight a rare #cancer OligoNation_Jing