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Phil Ross | The Biotechnique of Phil Ross
"My art is driven by a life-long interest in biology. While I was terrible in high-school science and math my education about the life sciences emerged from a wide engagement with materials and practices. Through my work as a chef I began to understand biochemistry and laboratory methods; as a hospice caregiver I worked with life support technologies and environmental controls; and through my interest in wild mushrooms I learned about taxonomies, forest ecology and husbandry.

The creative projects I work on take a variety of forms, though all are based on research, experimentation and long term planning. Recent work has included some videos about live cultures, experiments with growing fungal building materials, and founding and directing CRITTER- a salon for the natural sciences. These diverse projects stem from my fascination with the interrelationships between human beings, technology and the greater living environment."
sanfrancisco  naturalsciences  biochemistry  materials  lifescience  mushrooms  plants  environment  technology  design  artists  sculpture  via:laurenpopp  philross  nature  art 
may 2012 by robertogreco
Children’s A.D.D. Drugs Don’t Work Long-Term - NYTimes.com
"Attention-deficit drugs increase concentration in the short term, which is why they work so well for college students cramming for exams. But when given to children over long periods of time, they neither improve school achievement nor reduce behavior problems. The drugs can also have serious side effects, including stunting growth.

Sadly, few physicians and parents seem to be aware of what we have been learning about the lack of effectiveness of these drugs."
biochemistry  health  medicine  children  science  psychology  drugs  ritalin  adhd  add  2012 
february 2012 by robertogreco

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