July 2014 Blog with Durk and Sandy

July 2014 Blog with Durk and Sandy

July 30, 2014

APPETIZERS -- One Requirement For the Nobel Prize -- Human Sense of Smell Surprises Researchers -- The Affordable Care Act as Translational Research -- Overrun by Ants? Here’s a Remedy That We Recommend -- HOW DRY I AM … Aged Mice and Humans Do Not Feel As Thirsty in a Dehydrated Condition As Young Ones Do -- Selenium Protects Against Calcification in Blood Vessels -- DIETARY FIBER ➞ SHORT CHAIN FATTY ACIDS ➞ BUTYRATE ➞ CANCER PREVENTION -- The Short Chain Fatty Acid Butyrate Activates the Niacin Receptor GPR109A -- BUTYRATE PROTECTS AGAINST ATHEROSCLEROSIS -- FLASH! MITOCHONDRIAL THEORY OF AGING SUPPORTED IN NEW STUDY -- On Income Inequality, and Why The Middle Class Is Vanishing -- PREDICTING BIODIVERSITY AND SPECIES EXTINCTION USING FAILED MODEL -- A TRUE STORY—DURK’S PARTICIPATION IN THE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT AND TWO RANCHER FRIENDS FOR GRAZING RIGHTS

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June 2014 Blog with Durk and Sandy

June 2014 Blog with Durk and Sandy

June 30, 2014

APPETIZERS -- A Case of Severe Iron Depletion Rapidly Corrected by a Supplement -- Rapid New Advances in the Understanding of Senescence Leading To Practical Methods of Deterring Aging Such As Decreasing Loss of Muscle -- SELENIUM—Why a Modest Deficiency is a Hazard to Your Health -- INCREASING THERMOGENESIS OF BROWN FAT WITH A SUPPLEMENT -- The Short Chain Fatty Acid Butyrate Activates the Niacin Receptor GPR109A

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May 2014 Blog with Durk and Sandy

May 2014 Blog with Durk and Sandy

May 30, 2014

APPETIZERS -- And This Vitally Important News Item -- New Record of –135.8 degrees F Set For Coldest Temperature on Earth -- REWARDS TRIGGER BIGGER LEARNING RESPONSE WITH GREEN TEA -- HYDROGEN POWER UPDATE: HYDROGEN DOSE-RESPONSE RELATIONSHIP -- DO BIRDS LOOK AT THE FUTURE WITH ROSE-COLORED GLASSES? -- LATEST TASTY/EASY TO MAKE NUTRITIOUS MEAL FROM SANDY’S KITCHEN. TUNA AND CHERRY TOMATO FRITTATA

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April 2014 Blog with Durk and Sandy

April 2014 Blog with Durk and Sandy

April 30, 2014

Remote Ischemic Conditioning -- Simple Test for Heart Function Is Powerful Predictor of Mortality -- Blood Test Provides Highly Predictive Data on 10 Year All-Cause Mortality in Older Adults -- Depressed? Having Pain?

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November 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

November 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

November 02, 2013

APPETIZERS -- Hydrogen Therapy -- More Beneficial Effects Reported for Increased Intake of Oleic Acid -- Peppermint Oil Can Improve Exercise Performance in Human Athletes -- Eat Less By Paying Attention To Your Food -- Life Extending Natural Products Can Give Different Results When Fed Over An Animal’s Entire Lifetime as Compared to Fed At Just Specific Parts of the Lifespan -- Determining Whether Climate Change Is Caused by Humans, the Easy Way -- Epigenetic Changes in Expression of Genes via DNA Methylation, Part II -- How the taste of food is affected by the weight, size, shape, and color of the cutlery used to eat it and the plates it is served on. -- It’s a NAD+, NAD+, NAD+, NAD+ World, Part II -- Very Important: Why Revolutions Occur -- The Economics of Public Goods -- Why Are The Numbers of Individuals Renouncing Their American Citizenship Increasing So Fast?

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October 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

October 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

October 02, 2013

APPETIZERS -- Cardiovascular Protection -- Mechanism of Systemic Aging Controlled by the Hypothalamus -- Chronic Red Wine Consumption by Middle Aged Men Reduces Plasma LPS, An Important Source of Inflammation -- Extracellular Superoxide Dismutase (EC-SOD) Protects Against Atherosclerosis and Supports Hippocampal Neurogenesis -- Gene Expression Profiling Reveals Some Differences Between Sodium Selenite, Selenomethionine and Yeast-derived Selenium Following Ingestion in the Mouse -- Protective Effects of Astaxanthin on Capillary Blood Flow in Muscles of Mouse Model of Couch Potatoes -- Astaxanthin Improves Swimming Endurance in Mice and Decreases Fat Accumulation, Possibly by Increasing Utilization of Fat as an Energy Source -- Coenzyme Q10 May Be an Effective Treatment for Osteoporosis -- Surprise! Kappa Opioid Receptors Mediate the Antidepressant-Like Activity of Hesperidin in Mice -- Negative Effect of Markets on Moral Values

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August 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

August 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

August 02, 2013

Appetizers -- For Those Using Metformin, Good News -- Glycine Protects Brain Tissues Under Hypoxic (Oxygen Deficient) Conditions -- Chronic Inflammation Impairs Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis -- Alpha Lipoic Acid Protects Against Gastric Mucosa Damage Caused by NSAIDs -- The Role of COMT in Impatience -- Benjamin Franklin on Poverty -- Out of the Goodness of Their Heart -- U.S. Supreme Court Decision in U.S. v. Jones: Search Warrant Required for Attaching GPS Device to Car -- Who Needs Data? Just Stick Your Finger in The Air -- Happiness Research: The Latest Squishy “Science” -- Getting L-Dopa Into the Brain -- Pima Indians: from a Healthy Diet to a Diabetes-Promoting One -- Neurogenesis -- Genome-Wide Methylation Profiles of 656 Individuals Reveals Epigenetic Changes in Aging -- The New Economics of Orphan Diseases -- Latest Blockbuster Treatment for Life Threatening Bacterial Infection: Feces Transplantation! -- Minor Scientific Mystery Solved

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July 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

July 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

July 02, 2013

Keep a Supply On Hand for … When You Need It But Can’t Get It

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June 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

June 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

June 02, 2013

Appetizers -- Arginine Update -- The Methylome DNA -- Hydrogen Therapy -- COMT -- Quick Nutritious Lunch: The Reuben Halfwich -- Atherosclerosis -- Nitrated Fatty Acids -- Blood Groups and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease -- Fennel -- Is Everything We Eat Associated With Cancer? -- Scientific Bias -- Recent Court Decisions Rule Commercial Speech -- Linear Threshold Dose Response Model of Radiation Damage May Be About to Exit Stage Left -- PREDATOR VS. PREY

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May 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

May 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

May 02, 2013

Appetizers -- The Sleeping Brain Decides What to Remember and What to Forget -- Hydrogen Gas Protects Beagle Dog Hearts from Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury-Induced Infarction -- Important Advance in Cancer Treatment: Restoring Activity of Tumor Suppressor Genes -- Hypermethylation Isn’t Just a Mechanism Affecting the Regulation of Tumor Suppressor Genes: Age-Related Nuclear Cataracts -- Stuck in an Apathetic Rut? Cholinesterase Inhibition Ameliorates Apathy and Loss of Motivational Drive in Mice -- Powerful Punch of Evidence-Supported Aromatherapy: Menthol Protects Against Beta Amyloid Peptide Induced Cognitive Deficits in Mice -- Wake Up and Feel Your Juices Flow with Durk & Sandy’s Morning Smoothie

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April 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

April 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

April 02, 2013

Appetizers -- HAPPY NEW YEAR! -- AGEless: Deleting AGEs to Prevent Metabolic Syndrome -- Delayed Aging and Aging-Associated Decline of Protein Function by Inhibiting Tryptophan Degradation -- Killing Prostate Cancer Cells -- Serotonin’s Role in Impulsivity -- Going Mountain Climbing? Quercetin Found To Be Protective Against High Altitude Cerebral Edema -- Understanding the Mechanism: Why Bleeding Might Be Beneficial in Obesity or Diabetes -- Mild Exercise Increases Dihydrotestosterone -- New Discovery of Cause of Pancreatic Beta Cell -- LDLR (LDL Receptor) Overexpression Enhances the Rate of Amyloid Beta Clearance -- Revenge of the Fly -- IMPORTANT COURT DECISION -- Germany Wants Their Gold Back and Why They Are Unlikely to Get It -- Reducing Federal Deficit the Federal Reserve Way -- Rejection of “Unfair” Offers May Not Represent a Preference for “Fairness” (Equality)

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March 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

March 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

March 02, 2013

Appetizers -- Feeling Burned Out? -- Anthocyanins to Prevent Obesity and Diabetes Anthocyanins Enhance Secretion of the Adipocytokines Leptin and Adiponectin Without Activating PPARgamma-induced Lipogenesis -- Chronic Inflammation and Superoxide Radicals Produced by NADPH Oxidase Are Reported to be the Main Determinants of Physical Frailty in Older Adults -- The Hydrogen Therapy Series Continued Measurement of Hydrogen Gas Emitted From the Skin During Inhalation of Hydrogen-Rich Air -- Medium Chain Triglycerides: Wash ’Em Down With Niacin -- A Slight Exaggeration? -- Why We Recommend Supplementation with L-Arginine (and Also Histidine) -- Ultra Easy Monetary Policy and the Law of Unintended Consequences -- Dietary Help for Stressed Mice and Humans

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