Saturday, November 22, 2014

Marijuana increases brain cells?

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Scientists uncover mechanism that controls the fitness of cells, impacting aging and disease

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A novel looping mechanism that involves the end caps of DNA may help explain the aging of cells and how they initiate and transmit disease, according to new research from UT Southwestern Medical Center cell biologists.

The UT Southwestern team found that the length of the endcaps of DNA, called telomeres, form loops that determine whether certain genes are turned off when young and become activated later in life, thereby contributing to aging and disease.

“Our results suggest a potential novel mechanism for how the length of telomeres may silence genes early in life and then contribute to their activation later in life when telomeres are progressively shortened. This is a new way of gene regulation that is controlled by telomere length,” said Dr. Jerry W. Shay, Professor and Vice Chairman of Cell Biology at UT Southwestern, who led the team with his colleague, Dr. Woodring E. Wright, Professor of…

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New immunological findings provide possible therapy for cardiovascular disease

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A new immunological mechanism in atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease has been presented in a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The study is being published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, and also indicates a possible treatment method for these diseases.

Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory processwhere lipidsin the form of LDL cholesterol (‘bad cholesterol’) are stored in the artery walls. The activation of the immune system in the form of T-cells, among others, plays a vital role, particularly for rupturing the atherosclerotic plaques which, the primary cause of myocardial infarction and stroke.

LDL is only taken up in the artery wall after modification, a process where oxidation is one probable underlying cause. Enzymes in the artery walls can also modify LDL making it inflammatory. Most basic scientific studies in the field are based mouse models with genetic changes as mice cannot develop arteriosclerosis or cardiovascular…

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Update! Cat Scan # I Lost Count

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wrong bitch

Today I saw my oncologist Dr. S for my three-month checkup and to get the results of Mondays CAT Scan. Usually she calls me the day after the test to give me the results which is always “no sign of cancer.” This time she didn’t, so I won’t lie, I was a little nervous. Was she waiting to give me the bad news in person? Finally, while I waited in her office, I decided I would deal with whatever she had to say. I had to stop worrying over things I cannot control.

All my doctors are part of a teaching hospital/medical center, so before my primary doctor comes in, a resident or medical student comes to see me. Today it was a friendly medical student. He asked me the typical questions about how I was doing and I answered them but kept thinking, what about my scan? He…

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Did you know this? Shiitake Mushrooms: A Must For Your Immune System

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A symbol of longevity in Asia because of their health-promoting properties, shiitake mushrooms have been used medicinally for more than 6,000 years. They are now cultivated worldwide for both culinary and medicinal purposes. They are champions in immune, anti-cancer and cardiovascular benefits.

During the Ming Dynasty (A.D. 1368-1644) Chinese physician Wu Jue wrote that the mushroom could be used medicinally as a remedy for upper respiratory tract infections, poor circulation, liver pathologies, exhaustion, premature aging, and as a Qi (life force) tonic.

Like other mushrooms, these specialty mushrooms are as mysteriously unique as they are delicious. While often thought of as a vegetable and prepared like one, mushrooms are actually a fungus, a special type of living organism that has no roots, leaves, flowers or seeds.

Shiitake has a nutty and earthy taste, making it a common delicacy of the culinary world. Many chefs prefer to use sun-dried Shiitake since…

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Billy best story

Truly remarkable story on a boy with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

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