Re-Examining Hannukah: Deconstructing Maccabean History

Attavante, Martirio dei sette fratelli ebrei By Dr. John Ma Professor of Ancient History and Classics Columbia University Bust of Antiochus IV Epiphanes The Seleucid king Antiochus IV persecuted the Jews, prohibited Judaism, and profaned the Temple. Pious Jews revolted under the leadership of a priestly family from Modein. First Mattathias, then Judas Maccabaeus led the[…]

This History of Life: The Philosophical and Scientific March to Aristotle’s Biology

By Dr. John S. Wilkins / 10.14.2016 Honorary Research Fellow University of Melbourne Prelude The Epic History of Biology / Anthony Serafini Biology did not exist as a separate discipline of study from other fields of science (or natural philosophy) until the nineteenth century, give or take. To say I will present the history of[…]

Patients Show Considerable Improvements After Treatment for Newly-Defined Movement Disorder

DNA sequencing has defined a new genetic disorder that affects movement, enabling patients with dystonia — a disabling condition that affects voluntary movement — to be targeted for treatment that brings remarkable improvements, including restoring independent walking. A team of researchers from UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University of Cambridge and the[…]