Category: Curiosities

Is Caffeine a Substance of Abuse?

Although caffeine is not normally associated with the compulsive drug-taking patterns seen in severe alcoholics or individuals dependent on cocaine or opiates, physicians occasionally encounter patients who persist in consuming large amounts of coffee...

Genes that cause disease

The medical school lecture hall was surprisingly full for a Monday at eight A.M. The lecture dealt with nearsightedness. As the room darkened, the overhead spotlights glinted off the eyeglasses worn by nearly half...