Gregory Johnsen, a former Fulbright Fellow in Yemen, is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. Johnsen has written for a variety of publications on Yemen including, among others, Foreign Policy, The American Interest, The Independent, The Boston Globe, and The National. He is the co-founder of Waq al-Waq: Islam and Insurgency in Yemen Blog. In 2009, he was a member of the USAID's conflict assessment team for Yemen.
Brian is now a cog in the federal justice system so it is up to me to carry the weight, at least for today.
Husayn al-Jarabani of al-Sharq al-Awsat reports that Ahmad Naji was among the three individuals that Yemen authorities arrested yesterday in San'a. For those with an incredible memory, Naji is the individual who escaped authorities back on January 19, when security forces raided another safe house in Yemen.
The Washington Post reports on a new UN report that foreign intelligence agents who were sent to Guantanamo to interrogate suspects there violated international law. This, incidentally, is one of the things that al-Shihri and al-'Awfi complained about in the video they released along with al-Wahayshi and al-Raymi back on January 23.
Most sources are reporting that the deal with Russia for military equipment is $1 billion, not $4 billion.
Both schizophrenics and people with a common personality type share similar brain patterns.
- A new study shows that people with a common personality type share brain activity with patients diagnosed with schizophrenia.
- The study gives insight into how the brain activity associated with mental illnesses relates to brain activity in healthy individuals.
- This finding not only improves our understanding of how the brain works but may one day be applied to treatments.
It's a development that could one day lead to much better treatments for osteoporosis, joint damage, and bone fractures.
- Scientists have isolated skeletal stem cells in adult and fetal bones for the first time.
- These cells could one day help treat damaged bone and cartilage.
- The team was able to grow skeletal stem cells from cells found within liposuctioned fat.
Gut bacteria play an important role in how you feel and think and how well your body fights off disease. New research shows that exercise can give your gut bacteria a boost.
- Two studies from the University of Illinois show that gut bacteria can be changed by exercise alone.
- Our understanding of how gut bacteria impacts our overall health is an emerging field, and this research sheds light on the many different ways exercise affects your body.
- Exercising to improve your gut bacteria will prevent diseases and encourage brain health.
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