#NSWASCIWIRE

Recent work by our members

#nswasciwire highlights the published writing of NSWA members each month. Would you like to see your writing featured? Please suggest an item online or send a link or PDF file to Chris Tachibana at sciencewire@nwscience.org. The NSWA Board of Directors determines what material to present. We look forward to highlighting your work.

Solis: Schizophrenia—A Difficult Definition

How do doctors around the world agree on a complex disease? Michele Solis digs into the history of schizophrenia to find out. Michele reports for Distillations from @SciHistoryOrg on how a disease that is diagnosed by behavior was internationally defined. It took a...

Yan: Feather Fears

For the New York Times, Wudan Yan leads us through a medical mystery: Why was an otherwise healthy man in Scotland unable to get over what seemed like a simple respiratory infection? Read Wudan’s story in @NYTHealth to find out. And hypochondriacs—Beware. For more,...

Gaines: Jeholbaatar’s Ears

It’s not a Star Wars spinoff—Jeholbaatar is an extinct animal with the lead role in James Gaines’s new SciShow video, “This Ancient Mammal's Ears Were Built for Chewing.” Watch and learn from James (@the_jmgaines), who wrote for the video about surprising discoveries...

Weinberger: Cockle Sustainability

Cockles are bivalves native to the Puget Sound and they may have a cancer problem, writes Hannah Weinberger for Crosscut (@Crosscut). Cockles are a traditional food for the Suquamish, Hannah @weinbergrrrrr writes, so the Tribal Council is supporting research and...

Peeples: The Rise of Bioelectronics

Lynne Peeples does a deep dive into bioelectronic medicine, aka neuromodulation, biostimulation, or electroceuticals for PNAS Core Concepts @PNASNews. Lynne (@lynnepeeps) explores how small implantable devices offer supplemental treatment for multiple conditions...