Toward Developing a Comprehensive Theory of Immunology for Guiding Future Immunological Research

Concluding my research in plant and comparative immunology, I theorized that immunity is fundamentally the genetic program’s ability to resist change and maintain homeostasis. All immunological phenomena are governed not by molecular... continue reading

Towards a unified framework for studying the impact of linear infrastructures

Linear infrastructures such as roads, railways and power lines have considerable negative impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems (van der Ree et al. 2015; [Borda-de-Água et al.... continue reading

Redefining Addiction to Recognize Compulsive Video Gaming as a Disorder

Recognizing compulsive video gaming as a disorder is critical for developing corresponding treatment and prevention programs while reinforcing the various therapeutic, educational, and social benefits associated with gaming. Gaming addiction—like... continue reading

AutoLab: Can an AI Replace Human Data Collectors?

Can an autonomous AI conduct experiments on real humans in a lab safely and efficiently? With Automated Laboratory (AutoLab), our open-source ubiquitous computing project, we will do just that.... continue reading

Dementia is a Hydra: Care v. Cure.

Care versus cure is the current dilemma within dementia research. Is it ethical to prioritise resources to find a cure? Is this even possible? What is the projected timeframe? Clinical trials are long, costly procedures and bringing a drug to... continue reading

Property Tax Limitations, Hoarding Disorder, and Observed Hoarding Behavior

Individuals with a hoarding disorder (HD) have difficulty discarding or giving away possessions. HD often leads to an accumulation of materials over time that can greatly affect the quality of life for hoarders and their families. To my knowledge... continue reading

Geographic Isolation and Pork Barrel Projects

In The Political Economy of Benefits and Costs: A Neoclassical Approach to Distributive Politics (Journal of Political Economy, 1981), Weingast, Shepsle and Johnsen lay out the costs and benefits of geographically earmarked pork barrel spending.... continue reading

Two Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms Tease Apart Hemp, CBDA and THCA Expressing Cannabis

The classification of Cannabis varieties has been increasingly discussed in the past years, particularly within the scope of intellectual property development and protection Henry 2016. Several... continue reading

The Atlas of human Interests

Are the Japanese more interested in nanotechnology than the German? How many people want to become musicians? Are salespeople conscientious? In the Behavioral Sciences, studies on the diversity of human interests are scarce. Comprehending better... continue reading

A Comparative Historical Political Economy Approach to Tariffs and Economic Development

In his influential book, Kicking Away the Ladder (2002), Ha-Joon Chang explains that developed nations like the US used protectionist policies like high tariffs to develop. This argument is in direct contrast to the view that laissez-faire... continue reading

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