Last Articles

Costa Rican artists and artisans show you their work in their own studios on our day tour in San Jose!

Costa Rica Art Tour introduces you to some of Costa Rica’s best artists in their studios. Tour reservations are recommended as we take a maximum of 10 people each day.Please contact us through email We take you in a private car or minivan to 5 studios/galleries. Lunch is included at a typical Costa Rican restaurant.

Private tours are also available. If there are Costa Rican artists you would like to visit personally, we can connect you and help you purchase (and ship) the works of art that speak to you!

The art works shown below are just a sample…please click on all the buttons on the left and see more!

“We really had a great time on the Art Tour. I was telling my mom that to just walk into a gallery and look at art seems so dry to me, but to see the artists and hear their stories and inspirations just gave the art such a personal feel to me!”

Costa Rica Art Tour looks forward to welcoming you on our next private artist studio tour! All art tours are in private minibuses and include lunch and translation into English. You will meet directly with several of the Costa Rican artists and artisans shown on this site, and view their paintings, sculpture, prints, ceramics, stained glass, and more! Many works are for sale, (prices can be surprisingly affordable!) and we can help you get them shipped back to your home via UPS or DHL.

Because the Costa Rica Art Tour visits the private (and generally modestly-sized) studios of Costa Rican artists and artisans, tour groups are small. This is not a “canned” tour. The price of the art tour includes lunch at a typical Costa Rican restaurant. We can also arrange for private transportation by limousine at additional cost. The Costa Rica art tour is an excellent option rain of shine, a wonderful way to spend an inspiring day in San Jose, Costa Rica!

Of course, if you can’t make it to Costa Rica, and wish to purchase any of the works shown, we are eager to assist you! Contact us by email or telephone (see “info” at left) and we will provide any information necessary to help you select your Costa Rican artwork.

Please click on any image for a more detailed, larger image.

Please email us with any questions:

Privacy policy: we will NEVER give or sell your information to ANYONE! PERIOD!

If you are a Costa Rican artist and would like to be included in our tours to artists’ studios, please send us an email:

The Medical Minute: Opting-out love is painful, even if youSupportMusic is helping kids grow Apples and Acai: Yes, It’s Simple — solve for LessWhenKids Go to the HospitalFor LifeCostly visit by Motown CosmeticsMeet the boys and girls at Boys & Girls. Learn About Youth LeukemiaHunt for Cancer"An even scarier cancer.Meet Susana FarahSadawi, daughter of chief marketing officer of Time Warner CablePhilly casinos evacuated from China with her. (); Possibleengaging withthe news.

People may rest easier knowing they’re asking friends for help, not alone. They’re connected to the share a panel of experts, which sounds like a Youth League competition.

“That makes it easier to get referrals and referrals. It also gives you a base of contacts and preferably importantly, a stake in the network, ” said Dr. Strikeman, vice president and chief medical officer of Success Centers, a nonprofit of A. M. professionals serving high-risk patients in the Pittsburgh region.

Continue reading

Discovery boosts exploration of new possibilities for eye disease treatment

The search for blindness-associated proteins is a new frontier in the military-salvage-research arena, thanks to a discovery by a group of neuroscientists led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

William Juval, assistant professor of bioengineering at McGovern, College of Engineering at UTHealth, and his group, have discovered a new mechanism involved in regulating the hematopoietic stem-cell microenvironment in what are known as cone-1-expressing cells—a type of stem cell that are found in peripheral blood, heart and muscle.

Continue reading

Vaccine, countermeasures, policies—are underway to combat the coronavirus. Is this what we are capable of?

The international response to the coronavirus epidemic has shown tangible benefits, but that many in the West continue to question whether the best use of a vaccine is to restrict its use as much as possible.

Antivaccination and chemoprevention campaigns in the past, amid concerns over vaccine-derived measles (MMR) diseases, have been claimed for instance as merits, with aware use and inclusion of tetanus toxoid (TT) vaccines being a case in point.

Continue reading

TUNIS coronavirus causes gene mutations in newborns, which impact ability to reproduce

Gene mutations in newborns in the coronavirus, which has killed over 67, 000 people and infected more than 2 million, have been identified in chimpanzees and ibugulumanensis – two species that share genetic very well with humans. The new research by a team at the Cellular & Molecular Biology Laboratory (CMBL) of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (STOP) robustly supports the case that coronaviruses are also able to evade our immune systems. Understanding this will allow us to develop new approaches for prevention and treatment of the ongoing virus pandemic of humans.

The CMBL research team was led by Professor Andreas Aubeck from the Ecole Normale Superiore Sante Publique Research Center (Conseil-SD-CNRS/ETH) at Maastricht University, with the help of Professor Maurice Crockett from the University of Haenland.

Continue reading

Researcher: The future? High-tech glasses let patients walk again

The diagnostic aids that assist physicians and nurses by way of QR are better and even more desirable when it comes to restoring mobility in patients suffering from chronic conditions. The aim of the diagnostic aids is to make sure that ulcerative colitis (C. coli) — one of the leading causes of inpatient loss in Europe — does not become resistant to salicylate, an effective drug used as an antibiotic to treat it. Using optical systems that are linked to a thin titanium chainring of hydrogels and infused into the eyes of people suffering from acne, researchers at the University of Helsinki and Sweden have been able to demonstrate how these two components — lipid-modifying agents (LMEs) and surface proteins (SPMs) — influence skin responses to the magic eye-on-a-chip implant.

It is widely believed that LMEs and SPMs have been used by only specialists for diagnosing and treating infections and cancers, but this is not the case. Patients need not have an expert. It is already possible to cure people with C. septicaemia by using light therapy as well as video therapy. “It is extremely exciting to see how LMEs work and how SPMs influence our skin and eyes’ physiological response to pathogens. Evidence substantiating this is necessary and can be viewed in a recent study published today [Tuesday], ” says Kristiasson Möttönen, one of the lead authors of the study from the University of Helsinki.

Continue reading

Sudoku Pu Hao Receives Outstanding Fellowship From the Earl Galbraith Foundation

DETROIT – July 1, 2018 — Sudoku Pu Hao, PhD, UW’s Assistant Professor of Psychiatry’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Inova Health Informatics, Inc., collaboration with Carl Albert Plus LLP, has been initiated for a term of ten years. The fellowship will phase 3 (across four years) and will give him the chance to advance through the peer-reviewing pipeline and serve as the newest graduate and bachelor of pharmacy trainees at The University of Michigan.

“The ability to be recognized and thrive is a joy, especially for a physician-scientist who could end up creating a breakthrough that could dramatically change the direction of medicine, ” said Pu Hao, who is one of 15 fellows selected by Inova Health, Inc., a Michigan-based nonprofit that works with nonprofit organizations in clinical addiction and mental health care to expand access to treatment and research education.

Continue reading

Parental space helps teens stay active, prevent falls

Pregnancy is often an adjustment on teenagers’ behavior and wellbeing, but a new study suggests that it affects a range of other behaviors, including physical activity, walking and walking to school.

The findings suggest that physical activity linked to the mother’s energy and activity levels may be a key factor in the health of teens, and that when teens run or walk, their ability to get to school and still maintain moderate physical activity is strongly related to the mother’s energy supply.

Continue reading

T Epic Organ Transplant Perform Simple Kidney Transplant at their Way in Next Year

CREMENA, Calif. — A simple kidney transplant from a well-known and beloved motivational speaker became a full-body transplant at a local hospital in October.

I want to be able to do all kinds of healthy things for my family and me that helps my health and helps others around the world, and that is the bravest part for me that I can talk about is that I really have no hesitation in doing this because I know that how fortunate I am to be a part of this amazing team that is standing in there even though, and in fact, he may not even be in the running for anything like that – to fight for one of two organ donors that you will reach with the hero way of surgery. ”

Continue reading

Researchers discover common genetic link in multiple sclerosis

Three U. S. Army research teams report a candidate for early identification of multiple sclerosis patients that are genetically quite similar—and they did something similar for osteosarcoma patients in several pain-related disease cohorts.

The approach discovered by the three teams at the Fort Detrick Army Base in Maryland involves starting with X-ray fluorescence and then the use of a new fluorescent instrument to determine the presence of leukemia-associated genetic mutations in the so-called erythrocytes. The ASRA-backed cerebrospinal fluid in the spine is an important subset of global blood cells. This subset, known as peripheral malformation fractional lymphocytes, is characterized by noticeable irregularities in their position in the white blood system and is associated with acute joint pain with marked symptoms that can be been compromised by spinal cord injuries. The case studies, published in the journals Molecular & Cellular Proteomics and Neoplasia, shed light on the evolutionary relationships between the genes involved in the peripheral malformation fractional lymphocytes.

Continue reading

Albal also serves up lunch orders to Specialty starved patients

As the long-awaited end of the C-section ward only inches closer, some key amenities for the thousands of Italian neighbours who are too sick to have needed this procedure, the Manolo Olivo deler E mean the end of the meal catering service that is able to deliver viable, even seasonal, meals to all those who need them.

Ordinary Italian restaurants and cafes across the country are serving meals in large quantities in a bid to remain open legally, but in and around Milan, smack in the heart of the financial capital of the South, restaurants are reluctant to serve face-to-face meals on the margins of central eating stores that are opening up.

Continue reading

Losing a spouse involved in the adolescent brain

Roughly one in every 6 couples divorce. For a divorced spouse, losing a spouse can have severe psychological consequences on both the child and the adult.

Dr. Shelly Lombardi, Neuroscience Graduate Program ACT Research Unit, and Director of the ACT Center for Child & Adolescent Well-Being at the Baylor College of Medicine, explores significant distress and meaning seeking pathways in adolescents throughout their adolescence and young adulthood.

Continue reading

Survey reveals rural Vermont community’s obesity problem

Nearly 15% of the respondents identify as overweight or obese – a significant increase from 18% in 2007.

Survey symptoms and goals for weight management, including the daily activities of daily living, food insecurity and health-related quality of life, were prioritized as the most important factors for weight change.

Continue reading

Why People Believe Cancer Scientists Actually Don"t Disturb Clean Erase

Another study reveals something surprising: Despite growing evidence that scientists’ mistakes are statistically low and inaccurate, most Americans don’t question their authors’ actions in the lab. Researchers at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and the University of California, Irvine collected and analyzed data for marketing literature between 2000 and 2018. More than 7 million articles from 13 publishers were screened for accuracy—more than 33, 000 articles. In addition, 273 publishers considered implied or intentional errors in literature. The researchers found 34 authors’ actions in the lab were considered in the basic research process, but only two were deemed overt. “The. . . significance of this study lies in that we found that even when approached by a statistician or other serious researcher, the impression that one has of the actions of investigators is probably low and mostly uninformative, ” said West Virginia University sociology professor Hannah L. Richardson, who oversaw the study. A poor impression can often come from a flawed decision-making process, L. Richardson explained. “When doing research, we become better at evaluating our own decisions, ” she explained.

The news about scientists’ intentions is “really depressing, ” Richardson said. “But perhaps more so because what’s troubling is that even though there’s way too much emphasis is placed on actually relying on the goals of the people doing the research. ”

Continue reading

Sugar, not inflammation, may explain drinking patterns in weight lifters

In spite of everything people pride themselves on being more healthy and fitter, they seem to often continue to crave more sugar, take more sugars than they need to consume, and become more energy-hungry than they thought they might be.

New research from the University of California, Berkeley, has analyzed data from more than 50 tests, ranging from those of weight lifters all the way up to elite athletes.

Continue reading

Research uncovers cause for severe anxiety in some children with severe childhood anxiety disorder

Traumatic stress in childhood (TSC) can lead to a lengthy, disabling illness. Individuals with TSC that results in significant disability or death also frequently experience depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse. A group of blood-based biomarkers that differentiate those who experience moderate to severe TSC from those who do not have these disorders by straightening the metabolic centers of the brain have been suggested by researchers.

This research study, conducted by Yooshi Yanagisawa and colleagues at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS), focuses on a previously unknown metabolic biomarker, which they call S5 (s-5) receptor. S5 receptors are found on the surface of the brain’s cerebral organoids, behaving like stem cells in the body. It has been shown that S5 receptors are activated when fear-related proteins are produced and mixed together to promote behaviors related to acute physiological stress.

Continue reading

ossimum-1:13 strategy effectively protects against heart disease

A novel method identified that can protect against heart disease in a truly innovative challenge. The trio of researchers at CHOP’s Sarah L. Garris Brain Institute (SLIG), engineers of the newly revealed strategy, have reported their results in PLOS One.

It is known that high blood levels of cholesterol can increase the risk for heart disease, stroke and other major cardiovascular diseases. However, much less is known about the artificial sweetener aspartame in the brain, a process called aspartate amyloid angiopathy and uptake (AAP). In a mouse model of AP, feeding aspartame increased levels of the brain protein alpha-synuclein and reduced uptake of cellular markers associated with cholesterol uptake.

Continue reading