The following is an annotated and redacted conversation from the GAMT support group on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/189179557787307/. Some of us participated in the dialogue and wanted to share this with the broader community. I’ve tried to stay true to the meaning and provide transitions between comments from individuals participating in the discussion. Please remember to always [...]
Posts tagged Discovery
Guanidino Acid Methyl Transferase (GAMT) support group on facebook conversation thread on ornithine and creatine results.
Discovery of a treatment for one of the causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Creatine transporter deficiency
We have published a paper showing our discovery of a true treatment for ONE of the causes of autism. The type of autism spectrum disorder is the creatine transporter deficiency, where the brain lacks creatine because it cannot be transported into the brain.
I recently had the dubious distinction to participate in and serve on an national institutes of health grant review called an NIH study section. I’ve done this before and have reviewed lots of grants over the years, but there have been a lot of changes recently and it is a whole new experience that is [...]
For the fans of big bang theory here is a note to make you miss the show more until next season. I firmly believe that the show’s characters are believable and may be based on real characters, some of whom I have known and worked with. My back-story here is I lived and worked [...]
I went to college for nine years to obtain a bachelors, masters and Ph.D. I am very proud of those accomplishments and completely embrace the moniker geek. I love doing cutting edge research and teaching the next generation of ‘geeks.’ The problem is that with my education I did not learn how to market or [...]
you risk is a legacy of tombstones all with the epitaph, “the placebo group were the lucky ones
A grant proposal is a work of fiction, in literary terms, because it talks about stuff that has not happened.
We need to remember that the future of a creative and productive society is with scientists and technologists and that these people are trying to improve society.
Peaks and Valleys. The whole lifestyle of college professors and most academics is a series of peaks and valleys. We are exuberant with successes like funded grants and exciting research data. Conversely we live with constant rejection from failed experiments, rejected papers and grant applications. So the peaks really need to outweigh the depths reached [...]
I went to college for nine years to obtain a bachelors, masters and Ph.D. I am very proud of those accomplishments and completely embrace the moniker geek. I love doing cutting edge research and teaching the next generation of ‘geeks.’ The problem is that with that education I did not learn how to market or [...]