Category Archives: Medicine

Can You Spot Hillary Clinton’s Strabismus in this Philadelphia Speech?

As she looks to the right, her left eye seems to “overshoot” the target This appears to be a new sympton for Ms. Clinton, and may signal a new phase of her medical condition. Update: A web entry from January … Continue reading

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Jumbled News Items

Human Brain Regeneration Using Adult Stem Cells The technique involves injecting stem cells through a borehole in the skull into regions of the brain that are known to control motor movements, and which have been damaged by stroke… these injected … Continue reading

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Things to Come

You Know How Some Days It’s Hard to Choose Between Kale and Cannabis? Now you don’t have to chooose! In a tour-de-force destined to change the world, amateur scientists have succeeded in creating a hybrid cross of the nutritional green … Continue reading

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Instant Broad Spectrum Disease Screening Coming of Age

From Singapore: Micro-RNA Screening Will Allow Instant Disease Diagnosis Spotting the spread of diseases such as cancer in their early stages can make a huge difference to the likelihood of being able to beat them into submission, and scientists in … Continue reading

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An Uber Style of Medical Care for the US?

The Tech Revolution is Sweeping Over Much of US Society — Why Not Health Care? Health care-market distortions have considerably worsened since Kenneth Arrow famously described them in 1963; but in other industries less dominated by misguided government intervention, similar … Continue reading

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Vaginas Have Their Uses

The human vagina has several uses, including as a conduit for discarded uterine effluent, as a receptacle and conduit for seminal influent, and as a smuggling compartment for moving various substances and materials across borders. It can also serve a … Continue reading

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Fertility and Abortion in the Holy Land

Over most of the planet, fertility rates for more primitive, lower IQ populations are appreciably higher than for more advanced, higher IQ populations. One blatant exception to the rule appears in the middle of the Holy Land. Populations of Israeli … Continue reading

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Grow an Army of Superhumans Using Affordable Artificial Wombs

Are We Approaching the Age of Effective and Affordable Artificial Wombs? Womb transplants are already here. These transplanted wombs would likely be disposable — they would be removed after successful birth by C-section — and thrown away. These transplanted wombs … Continue reading

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Sing the Body ElectRx

… ElectRx seeks to advance understanding of the anatomy and physiology of specific neural circuits and their role in health and disease. Fundamental biology efforts will set out to culminate in proof-of-concept demonstrations of feedback-controlled neuromodulation strategies to establish healthy … Continue reading

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Looking for Drug Utopia and Genius

Mind-altering drugs are both promise and curse. Make the right choices, and a better life can open up before you. Make the wrong choices and you may lose the ability to make any more choices at all. “OxyContin, Xanax bars, … Continue reading

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Multifunction Personal Health Scanner

The Dynosensor T2000 is meant to accurately monitor the following health parameters in real time — and to store the data for you, and share the data with health care professionals of your choice: Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) Heart Rate, … Continue reading

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Making Government Superfluous

Using Transgenic Plants to Grow Your Own Drugs and Medicines Transgenic plants contain genetic building blocks from other plant or animal species. This allows the plant to produce bio-chemicals which the plant would not naturally produce on its own. The … Continue reading

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At What Age Should a Woman Become Pregnant?

What are the Best Ages for Women to Become Pregnant Historically, across cultures, it has been the norm for older males to marry younger females, so that women bore children early in life. In recent years, with the widespread postponing … Continue reading

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Could Low-Dose Radiation Cure Diabetes?

No, low dose radiation will not cure diabetes. But it seems to show promise for fighting some of the complications of diabetes: Within the last few years, LDR has shown promise in combating the complications of diabetes. Studies have found … Continue reading

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Genes, IQ, and Benadryl Dementia

BGI Cognitive Genetics is a Chinese institute hard at work teasing out the connections between genes and IQ. Robert Plomin at King’s College London is on a similar quest, studying the DNA of 2,000 participants from the long-running Study of … Continue reading

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Ebola at a Glance

The first victim of the 2014 Ebola outbreak is thought to have died in December of 2013. (Source) The current outbreak is almost a year old. Why does the 2014 epidemic continue to drag on? Infections can be easily spread … Continue reading

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Putting Ebola in Context

As of 8 October 2014, approximately 4,000 people have died of the 2014 West African Ebola outbreak. From the CDC website: As of October 8, 2014 (Updated October 10, 2014) Total Cases: 8400 Laboratory-Confirmed Cases: 4656 Total Deaths: 4033 ___ … Continue reading

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Sophisticated Bio-Scaffolding Raises Hopes for Regenerative Medicine

Today’s story goes back to 2009, when Medford, Massachusetts company Serica Technologies Inc. received FDA approval for its silk-based scaffold technology. The silk scaffolding was originally meant to be used for reconstruction of structural connective tissue, such as that in … Continue reading

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We Are Marching to Euphoria: We Will Soon be There

Wikipedia Reward System Life isn’t easy, for most of us. No matter how well we were pampered or sheltered as children and teens, eventually there comes a time when we have to face the music, and stand on our own. … Continue reading

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Vitamin D: Not Just for Rickets and Osteoporosis

Vitamin D has an important role in regulating cell growth. Laboratory experiments suggest that it helps prevent the unrestrained cell multiplication that characterizes cancer by reducing cell division, restricting tumor blood supply (angiogenesis), increasing the death of cancer cells (apoptosis), … Continue reading

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Approximating an Online Medical Education for Dangerous Children

Sooner or later, someone is going to create an online medical school for training medical doctors. Such programs would likely be open to all age groups, providing Dangerous Children with an “advanced placement” training in the secrets of human medicine. … Continue reading

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