November 2015 Blog with Durk and Sandy

November 2015 Blog with Durk and Sandy

November 27, 2015

APPETIZERS -- AUTOPHAGY AGAINST TYPE II DIABETES -- Coffee Components Inhibit Amyloid Formation of Human IAPP in Vitro -- Most Heart Attacks Are NON-FATAL -- Why Religions Tend to Have Punishing Gods -- RESTLESS LEGS -- Safety Issues in the Use of Sweeteners as Alternatives to Sucrose -- A Scientist Complains of the Difficulty of Getting Funding for Unusual Phenomena for Which There is No Hypothesis -- In the News: Women’s Dementia Worsens Faster Than Men’s -- CHOLINE REQUIREMENT ASSOCIATED WITH GENETIC POLYMORPHISMS -- UR-INE CONTROL -- Revolutionary New View of Consciousness: Science Fiction Merges With Reality The Brain As a Community of Interacting Pieces -- Famous Physicist, Dr. Freeman Dyson, Says Climate Models Used to Predict Warming Are Getting Worse, Not Better

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October 2015 Blog with Durk and Sandy

October 2015 Blog with Durk and Sandy

October 27, 2015

Appetizers -- EGCG AND CAPSAICIN SHOWN TO HAVE POWERFUL ANTICANCER EFFECTS -- TAURINE INCREASES HIPPOCAMPAL NEUROGENESIS INCREASING STEM AND PROGENITOR CELL PROLIFERATION AND INCREASING THE SURVIVAL OF NEWBORN NEURONS -- NEW SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY: PREDATOR V. PREY POWER LAW MIGHT PREDICT WHAT HAPPENS TO LARGE POLITICAL ECOSYSTEMS SUCH AS THE UNITED STATES -- INCOHERENCE IN GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS—THEN AND NOW A PROPHECY FROM THE PAST MIGHT POINT TO THE OUTCOME OF OUR NEXT ELECTION -- Your Privacy Is Totally Obliterated in the Next Version of WINDOWS -- RECIPE FOR A PEACEFUL CIVILIZATION? COULD THIS KNOWLEDGE SAVE THE WORLD? -- Negative and Competitive Social Interactions Are Related to Heightened Proinflammatory Cytokine Activity -- A Hypothesis About Alzheimer’s Disease, Its Cause and a Possible Method of Treatment, and Experimental Support for the Hypothesis -- THE MEXICAN SIESTA:GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH, NOT JUST FOR A NAP AFTER LUNCH -- RELIEF FROM INTRACTABLE PAIN BY ENHANCING THE EFFECTS OF OPIATES WITH NATURAL PRODUCTS -- CAUSE OF CHRONIC ITCH IDENTIFIED CHRONICALLY HIGH PROSTAGLANDIN D2 LEVELS MAY BE INVOLVED AND SUGGEST POTENTIAL TREATMENTS -- SEXUAL EXPERIENCE PROMOTES ADULT NEUROGENESIS -- The Flush Caused By Activation of TRPV1 By Agonists Like Capsaicin Appears to Be PART OF the Niacin Flush!

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September 2015 Blog with Durk and Sandy

September 2015 Blog with Durk and Sandy

September 27, 2015

APPETIZERS -- THE CHOLINERGIC NERVOUS SYSTEM IN THE BRAIN -- LITHIUM ENHANCES THE EFFECT OF EXOGENOUS CHOLINE ON BRAIN ACETYLCHOLINE LEVELS -- SEXUAL ACTIVITY AND THE CHOLINERGIC SYSTEM -- PAIN AND THE CHOLINERGIC NERVOUS SYSTEM -- AGGRESSION AND THE CHOLINERGIC NERVOUS SYSTEM -- THE CHOLINERGIC NERVOUS SYSTEM, FISH OILS, AND ESTROGENS—EMERGING LINKS -- EPIGENETIC CHANGES WITH AGING AND CANCER -- SEX AND ORGASM -- A delicious, nutritious recipe for DEVILED EGGS -- EPILEPSY: MAJOR INFLAMMATORY FACTOR THAT CAUSES IT POINTS TO TREATMENT, WITH NATURAL PRODUCTS ACTING AS VALUABLE ADJUNCTS -- LYCOPENE—A CAROTENOID WITH POWERFUL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY POWERS -- DURK AND SANDY GET RELIEF FROM THE PAIN OF THEIR ARTHRITIC KNEES WITH LYCOPENE

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August 2015 Blog with Durk and Sandy

August 2015 Blog with Durk and Sandy

August 27, 2015

APPETIZERS -- Reversal of Androgen Inhibition of Estrogen-Activated Sexual Behavior by Cholinergic Agents -- In the News: Women’s Dementia Worsens Faster Than Men’s -- Battle of the Sexes -- SENSITIVITY TO PUNISHMENT REQUIRES SEROTONIN SIGNALING -- Remembering a Pleasant Experience Protects Mice Against Stress Whereas Experiencing the Pleasant Experience Does Not -- After a Heart Attack: Promoting Cardiac Repair and Reducing Cardiac Dysfunction -- Using Sleep to Brainwash -- The Logic of Increasing Freedom By Appealing to the Scientifically PROVEN Human Desire to “Punish” Bad Actors -- Author’s Summary of “Why the Niacin Flush May Be Surprisingly Beneficial to Your Health

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July 2015 Blog with Durk and Sandy

July 2015 Blog with Durk and Sandy

July 27, 2015

APPETIZERS -- THE MYSTERY OF THE RISING IQs MAY BE SOLVED -- How Much of the Obesity Epidemic Is Real? -- The Bad News and the Worse News -- 
EPA Releases Draft Plan to Control Bedbugs Following the First National Bed Bug Summit -- Complaints From the Past -- Surprise! Kappa Opioid Receptors Mediate the Antidepressant-Like Activity of Hesperidin in Mice -- The Difference Between Modern Men and Those That Preceded Them -- DO YOU INGEST ENOUGH CHOLINE? -- OBESITY -- CHOLINE COADMINISTERED WITH ASPIRIN HAS SYNERGISTIC EFFECT ON PAIN RELIEF: HIGHER POTENCY, LONGER DURATION, FEWER SIDE EFFECTS -- SATIETY SIGNALING AT THE END OF A MEAL MAY BE DUE TO ACTIVATION OF THE CHOLINERGIC NERVOUS SYSTEM—AN EXPLORATION OF POSSIBLE MECHANISMS REGULATING INGESTION

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June 2015 Blog with Durk and Sandy

June 2015 Blog with Durk and Sandy

June 27, 2015

APPETIZERS -- FDA Approved Anticholinergic Drugs Prescribed for “Overactive Bladder” May Increase the Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease -- Revolutionary New View of Consciousness: The Brain As a Community of Interacting Areas -- NATURALLY GM: Naturally Genetically Modified Sweet Potato Found to Naturally Contain Genes from Bacteria -- DO YOU INGEST ENOUGH CHOLINE? -- Inflamed By Love

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May 2015 Blog with Durk and Sandy

May 2015 Blog with Durk and Sandy

May 27, 2015

APPETIZERS -- DID YOU KNOW . . . Cumulative Use of Strong Anticholinergics May Be Associated with An Increased Risk of DEMENTIA -- REALLY Low Dose Lithium Stabilizes Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Cognition Over 15 Months -- Here’s To Your Health With Beer, the Drink Recommended by Benjamin Franklin! -- ALL NATURAL ANTIMICROBIAL IN FOOD PRESERVATION -- Weight and the Perception of Sexual Attractiveness -- Dip In Affluent Consumers’ Spending in 4th Quarter of 2014 Shows Sharp Drop in Confidence Among the Most Well-Off -- NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER ISSUED ON APRIL 1ST IS NO JOKE BUT MAYBE THAT’S WHAT THEY HOPED YOU’D THINK

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April 2015 Blog with Durk and Sandy

April 2015 Blog with Durk and Sandy

April 27, 2015

New Technology Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive or Complicated

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November 2014 Blog with Durk and Sandy

November 2014 Blog with Durk and Sandy

November 30, 2014

APPETIZERS -- Official FDA Dictionary Announcement -- Another GREAT IDEA From the FDA -- Platelets Crucial for Early Metastasis in Cancer -- Hydrogen Gas — For Prevention and Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Related Diseases -- Epigenetic Mechanisms in Cardiovascular Disease — Explosion of New Data -- Important New Discovery! New Way to Prevent Atherosclerosis -- Epigenetic Mechanism in Depression -- Old Age Deodorized! -- The Return of Ineffable Essence -- Western Civilization Nearly Brought to Its Knees by the Chinese Restaurant Syndrome -- 1215 The Year of Magna Carta -- Restoring Freedom—A Good Start

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September 2014 Blog with Durk and Sandy

September 2014 Blog with Durk and Sandy

September 30, 2014

APPETIZERS -- iFOIA, New Resource from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Online Tool to Create, Send, and Track Federal and State Freedom of Information Requests

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September 2014 Blog with Durk and Sandy

September 2014 Blog with Durk and Sandy

September 02, 2014

APPETIZERS -- Your Physics Lesson for Today -- Hydrogen-Rich Water Decreases LDL Cholesterol and Improves HDL Function in Human Trial -- Hydrogen Treatment Prevents Lipid Deposition in Descending Aorta in Rat Model of Periodontitis -- Hydrogen Gas Improves Functional Outcome Following Cardiac Arrest to an Extent Comparable to That of Therapeutic Hypothermia in Rats -- Increasing cGMP Promotes the Expansion and Browning of White Adipose Tissue -- Protection Against Recurrent Strokes with Resveratrol -- Beware of Falling Dinosaurs: A Continuing Saga of Corruption and Revolution -- Corruption and the Cause of Revolutions -- Free Speech Update: U.S. Dept. of Justice and Dept. of Education Mandate Unconstitutional Speech Codes at Virtually All Colleges and Universities -- Progress Slow in Developing an Overall Model of the Aging Process -- How You, Too, May Benefit From the New Research on DNA Methylation and “Browning” of White Adipose Tissue -- Closing In On Exercise In a Pill? Maybe. -- Reducing the Risk to Male Humans of Making Excessively Generous Economic Offers to Physically Attractive Females -- It’s a NAD+, NAD+, NAD+, NAD+ World -- Climate Models Deal Poorly With Clouds and Vegetation

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August 2014 Blog with Durk and Sandy

August 2014 Blog with Durk and Sandy

August 30, 2014

APPETIZERS -- FIGHTING THE BLAHS -- IGF-1 IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT FRAILTY -- NOT ALL "LYCOPENE" PRODUCTS ARE EQUAL! -- Methods for Reducing the Damage Resulting from a Heart Attack -- HERBAL ANTIBIOTICS -- STATE NULLIFICATION OF UNCONSTITUTIONAL FEDERAL LAW

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