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Thursday, May 02, 2013

Science News!

I'm way behind on this, but it's time to kill Chrome on my desktop (because "Chrome Helper" has spiked my CPU for the last time), and that's where these tabs have collected. And they're some really wacky fun science news bites. Take for example Irish dance as a treatment for Parkinson's Disease. Turns out, the music and the patterns help Parkinson's patients control their mobility better. Or there's the bit about sourdough bread having natural mold killers in it, staving off mold for nearly an extra week due to anti-fungals created in the sourdough fermentation process.

I'm also loving the follow on news about HIV treatments, where they've now identified 14 adults functionally cured due to early aggressive treatment. Better yet, there's the much more replicable gene therapy treatment for leukemia that cured a patient in 8 days. Seriously, from verge of death to nevermind in 8 days. That's awesome.

Then there's the annoying science news. Sometimes I've wondered why Nicole gets to eat all the bad foods and never gains weight and I eat to fullness and routinely gain weight. Well it could be the microbes in her gut. (The other commonly held theory has to do with a portrait hidden in her attic.) Also in this category is the old wives tale come true about pregnant women gaining a shoe size. I know I'm planning to give up a lot of old favorite shoes at the girly clothing swap this weekend. (Note - if you're reading this and you're a lady and you want to swap clothes, ping me and I'll add you to the list. We're getting together on Sunday afternoon. If I missed you, it's only because Google invites are annoying maddening to manage, not with thought of excluding anyone.)

And for your moment of zen: Ceiliculus. I don't know these people. Well, I don't, but I know people just like them. If not, there wouldn't be a two page analysis on what happened when I screwed up calling and we accidentally created the Dutchess Reel. But there is and it will be published soon.


  • hi! *waves* depending on what time, I would like to have info about the clothing swap. I'm in the pre-move major purge state. =)

    By Blogger Unknown, at 9:10 PM  

  • There is so much potential regarding gut microbes. Not just weight loss but immune system and even some possible connection to mental health. It's just going to take a while to suss it all out. Meanwhile, there are already supplements on grocery shelves claiming to help improve your gut microbes with seemingly no real data to back it up, (sigh)

    By Blogger Chrisfs, at 1:37 PM  

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