Seeking love on the dotted line: “Epstein, a Harvard-trained psychologist who lives part time in Cambridge, insists this is no personal ad. He intends to test a possibility that is both novel and ancient: That love for an appropriate person can be systematically induced.” Boston Globe

Pinpointing a Pivotal Processor:

“Every known drug of abuse, a wide variety of neurotransmitters and therapeutic agents, all channel into a single protein that “integrates information from all over the brain and provides a meaningful physiological readout,” according to Nobel Laureate Paul Greengard.

Greengard, professor of neuroscience at Rockefeller University in New York, has shown that a 32-kilodalton protein, dopamine- and cAMP-regulated phosphoprotein (DARPP-32), is a pivotal molecule in virtually all dopamine-related activities.” BioMedNet [free registration required] [thanks, Brian!]

Canada Preps for G8 Summit, which is being held at a remote mountain retreat in the Canadian Rockies. Canada is spenign half a billion dollars on the summit, mostly on security, but they’ve also bought off the local First Nations tribe to withdraw their permission to allow protesters to camp on their reservation land. A no-fly zone over the summit site will be enforced by fighter jets and surface-to-air missiles. Canada is adeptly using anti-terrorist sentiment to preempt the anti-globalisation movement’s making this its first muscle-flexing exercise in the post-Sept 11 world. Alternet