Sunday, September 12, 2004

Neuropeptide S and Me

This is a story of a medical career and a molecule, neuropeptide S. NPS is a small neuropeptide neurotransmitter that has the dual properties of both reducing anxiety and increasing alertness; this is rather unusual.  The stories are interwoven in order to illustrate some points about neuroscience and bioethics, with a couple of political jabs thrown in just for kicks.  Read the rest at The Rest of the Story.