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Lipid Regulation as a Critical Factor in the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease

PhD Thesis Defense presented by Michael A. Castello on Friday, September 5, 2014.Continue readingLipid Regulation as a Critical Factor in the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease

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APP Regulates Brain Lipid Homeostasis

Presentation at Neuroscience 2013; November 10, 2013. Available on Prezi or for download.Continue readingAPP Regulates Brain Lipid Homeostasis

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Unveiling Pathogenic Mechanisms in Niemann-Pick Type C Disease

Presentation for Parseghian Foundation Conference 2013. Available on Prezi or for download.Continue readingUnveiling Pathogenic Mechanisms in Niemann-Pick Type C Disease

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Testing an Adaptive Response Hypothesis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Loma Linda University Monday Seminar presentation, February 11, 2013. Also available on Prezi or for download.Continue readingTesting an Adaptive Response Hypothesis of Alzheimer’s Disease

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PhD Candidate!

Yesterday I presented and defended my PhD thesis. Spoiler: I passed! I’m now a PhD candidate, meaning that the only thing standing between me and my first doctorate…is more than a year of dedicated research.…Continue readingPhD Candidate!

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Cholesterol Dysregulation and Neurodegenerative Disease

Thesis proposal by Michael A. Castello, presented on October 26, 2012.Continue readingCholesterol Dysregulation and Neurodegenerative Disease

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Getting the Facts on the Latest Tree Ring Analysis

http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2012/07/tree-rings-and-climate-some-recent-developments/ For all the scientific illiterates who think the Nature paper contradicts climate change.Continue readingGetting the Facts on the Latest Tree Ring Analysis

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Flashed Face Distortion Effect Makes Ordinary Portraits Look Hideous

If you ever create a slideshow of portraits, you might want to avoid showing them aligned side-by-side with a gap in between. The video above shows a crazy optical illusion that researchers have dubbed the…Continue readingFlashed Face Distortion Effect Makes Ordinary Portraits Look Hideous