The Vampire Dairies: The Vampire Crisis at Neuroscience 2011: Final Words (Day 6)

In some random week in November of 2011, some 30,000 neuroscientists gathered in this beautiful city—this city of architecture, museums, and Barack Obama. While I came in hunt of vampires, I left with empty hands and a head full of questions. But the important thing is that I came as a lone...

The Vampire Dairies: The Vampire Crisis at Neuroscience 2011: Day 5

Today is day 5 and I hope this makes up for my dismal progress yesterday.  The good news is that I didn’t sleep in, allowing me to dedicate more time to vampire hunting. First thing’s first, after seeing Harry’s pathetic vampire kick, I realized that my friends definitely need some training in vampire hunting. Into the Wild  So for training I brought my friends out into the wild for some training exercises. First off was the National Aquarium. The National Aquarium is famous for the vicious creatures they have, an ideal place to practice vampire hunting. You can see an evil treefrog below, probably getting ready to pounce on us and...

The Vampire Dairies: The Vampire Crisis at Neuroscience 2011: Day 4

Not much happened on day 4 here in Washington, so this is going to be a fairly short post. I slept in again, this time until 4:30 pm, meaning I couldn’t fit much hunting into my schedule. In addition to this, I was not able to get an alternate banana, so I was pretty much going out naked....

The Vampire Dairies: The Vampire Crisis at Neuroscience 2011: Day 3

Day 3 is upon us, and things have already gotten interesting. As with yesterday, I slept in again and woke up alone in the house. I was more confident today because of my protection and my penetration device.  You can see me below with my gear ready for today’s hunt. Holding my banana makes...

The Vampire Dairies: The Vampire Crisis at Neuroscience 2011: Day 2

Today is day 2: November 13th 2011. It started out a little unusually.  I documented the start of it in the video below: As you can see, it’s not safe here in Washington. While I still have not spotted a vampire, I really think I’ll find one within the next few days. I did find a...

The Vampire Dairies: The Vampire Crisis at Neuroscience 2011: Day 1

So I’m at Neuroscience 2011 in Washington DC, it’s November 12th, latitude is 38.88759, longitude is -77.02031. I presented my poster today, and I (possibly illegally?) changed my title and abstract.  It’s “Modulation of ghrelin O-acyltransferase by food deprivation and food...