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Hempel’s Promise

Posted on June 9, 2013 by

By Jeff Newman Hempel watched the scrawny girl fish off the skiff in the late afternoon sun. The thought of leaving her cut into his heart. “Grampa, can we work on the table later on?” she asked. “Sure, if you want. Then homework. It’s important.” “I know. Mom said it’s important but I like workin’ […]

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What happens to your brain cells when you sleep — and when you don’t

Posted on March 18, 2013 by

Fifty million Americans have some sort of major sleep disorder and many go undiagnosed. I am one of them. Over the last year, I have found myself waking up precisely at 1 am each night, unable to go back to sleep without first ambulating to a different location in the house and reading or watching […]

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Posted on March 18, 2013 by

There is a neat little article in today’s Wall Street Journal which talks about techniques for studying effectively for exams. Among other things it says that testing yourself repeatedly before an exam is better than re-reading the text because the tests help the brain to more easily retrieve and apply knowledge from memory. Taking pre-tests […]

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Posted on June 4, 2012 by

Vanderbilt University researchers have found that the molecular structure of a protein involved in Alazheimer’s disease binds cholesterol and this is leading researchers to target drugs that would block cholesterol from binding to APP, the amyloid precursor believed to trigger the disease. The new findings were published in the June 1 issue of Science. Charles […]

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Posted on February 8, 2012 by

Take a look at the short videoclip on this site showing the touchscreen digital microscope. It is a transformation of the microscope technology and allows for manual and digital maniuplation of images to a much greater degree than before. Other new software allows for engancement and 3-D imagry, especially significant in oncology but also for […]

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Olive Oil Users 41% Less Likely To Have A Stroke

Posted on July 8, 2011 by

In a study published in the journal Neurology, people who reported using olive oil in all facets of their diet from coooking their food to using it as salad dressing, were found to have 41% LOWER RISK OF STROKE than people who never included oive oil in their diet. Olive oil i high in healthy […]

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Device Linked To Smartphone Helps Diagnose Cancer–A Headline the Likes of Which We Will See More of

Posted on April 10, 2011 by

In yesterday’s news cycle, a story issued which is a harbinger of technology to come and one of the great benefits of competition between smart phone apps, which has advanced that technology nicely (although the potential is much greater). The story is about a portable device created at the Massachusetts General Hospital which connects to […]

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Facebook Playing Central Role in Egypt Uprising. 4 Facebook Activists Arrested

Posted on February 3, 2011 by

The Egyption government has arrested four anti-government protesters, members of the April 6 Youth, organized primarily through Facebook and other social media tools. Security officials detained the activitists in Cairo’s Hisham Mubarak Law Center, a group that provides legal assistance to detainees. Its director, Ahmed Sief was also taken into custody. Facebook said it has […]

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When will Facebook Go Public and What Will It Mean?

Posted on December 9, 2010 by

According to some reports, Facebook is now cleaning up its legal act with pending and threatened litigation, in order to set the stage for taking the company public. Presently valued in excess of 40 billion,  with infusions of funders from various quarters, the growing powerhouse could become the largest and most powerful internet phenom, exceeding […]

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Global Action Impotent To Halt Global Warming: Economist

Posted on December 4, 2010 by

The Economist Magazine analysts report that global action is not going to stop climate change and that the world needs to figure ways to live with it. Even if carbon dioxide emissions were to stabilize where they are now, the world would still warm by half a defree as the ocean catches up. Sea levels […]

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