February 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

February 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

February 02, 2013

NEW RESEARCH WITH HYDROGEN THERAPY: Protection Against Atherosclerosis in Rats -- Trehalose inhibits aggregation of mutant alpha-synuclein (thought to be a key factor in the cause of Parkinson’s disease) and disaggregates existing fibrils -- Effect of Treating Cocoa with Alkali: The Dutching Process -- Chronic Caffeine Consumption for Six Months by Rats from Young Adult to Middle Aged Prevents Some Aspects of Cognitive Decline and Is Associated with More Youthful Morphology of Hippocampal Neurons -- Timed High Fat Diet Resets Circadian Metabolism and Prevents Obesity -- Scientists Report on Hydrogen-Limited Growth of Methanogens at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents -- Lithium Identified as a Phy­siological Trace Element in the Human Neocortex -- John Stossel Attends Obama’s Victory Party in Chicago -- Preference for “Fairness” is Heritable -- Update on Bond v. United States: Return to Federalism, Bond v. United States and the Treaty Power -- Leptin and Weight Control Leptin Resistance Increased Under Inflammatory Conditions

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January 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

January 2013 Blog with Durk and Sandy

January 02, 2013

Hydrogen Protects Against Stress-Induced Gastric Ulcers in Rats -- Filling Your Brain’s Fuel Tank with More Willpower -- INFLAMMATORY PAIN UPDATE -- EPA Economy Ratings on Cars -- Sigma-1 Receptor Chaperones Regulate the Secretion of BDNF: DHEA and pregnenolone as sigma-1 receptor agonists -- Inhibition of NFkappaB, Master Regulator of Pro-inflammatory Signaling Pathway, Delays DNA Damage-induced Cell Senescence in Mouse Model of Accelerated Aging -- 62% Put Economic Growth Ahead of Economic Fairness, says recent Rasmussen Poll -- Ashwagandha Reverses Alzheimer’s Pathology in a Mouse Model By Upregulating Liver Protein -- You Don’t HAVE to Buy Broccoli But if You Do: Here’s a Tip on How To Cook Broccoli To Maximize Sulforaphane Yield

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December 2012 Blog with Durk and Sandy

December 2012 Blog with Durk and Sandy

December 02, 2012

Hydrogen Therapy Update -- Do Prions Play a Unifying Role in Neurodegenerative Diseases, Such as Alzheimer’s disease? -- Gamma Tocopherol Protects Healthy Young Men From Glucose Induced Increases in Postprandial Methylglyoxal -- Another Election Looms, so It Bears Repeating: The Demopublicans and the Republicrats are the Lizards. You are the People. Vote for the Lizard of Your Choice. Nothing Will Change. -- COST/BENEFITS STUDY: Public Spending on Biomedical Research: How Many Extra Lives Saved With Treatments Funded By Taxpayers’ Money -- Happiness Research: The Latest Squishy “Science” -- Oregon Police File Suit Challenging Financial Penalty for Refusing to Join “Voluntary” Wellness Program -- Hypothesis: Activation of Cholinergic Nervous System May Promote Satiety by Signaling the End of a Meal -- Dietary Restriction—A Natural Cholinesterase Inhibitor? Decreased Acetylcholinesterase Activity in Brains of Female Mice Undergoing Dietary Restriction

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October 2012 Blog with Durk and Sandy

October 2012 Blog with Durk and Sandy

October 02, 2012

APPETIZERS -- Human Breath Hydrogen Measurements From Hydrogen Water and From Milk -- Special Feature —The Story of Hydrogen -- Remarkable New Finding on Weight Gain and WHEN You Eat -- Natural Products to Clear Amyloid Beta From the Brain -- Measuring Adiposity: Body Mass Index, Percent Body Fat, and Leptin -- The Beat Goes On: The Microbiota Influence Beyond the Gut -- Climategate 3 —How to Fool the Public Now Explained Openly in a Scientific Journal Rather Than Covertly in E-Mails

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September 2012 Blog with Durk and Sandy

September 2012 Blog with Durk and Sandy

September 02, 2012

Hydrogen Therapy Update -- Housekeeping for a Longer Life: Clearing Unwanted or Toxic Cellular Debris by Inducing Autophagy With the Sugar Trehalose -- New Data Helps Explain Why Large Vitamin E Human Clinical Trials Have Not Consistently Provided Cardioprotection -- Increased Inflammatory Activity Associated with Cognitive Decline -- Overexpression of Gene Encoding Vitamin D3 Breakdown is An Independent Marker of Poorer Survival in Lung Cancer Patients -- Transportation Security Administration Lies About Risks to Passengers from X-Ray Machines -- Incredibly Complex New Code for Medical Billing:Sounds Like a Joke, But Prison Isn’t Funny -- Propranolol, Beta Blocker Used Most Frequently in the Treatment of High Blood Pressure, Found to Reduce Implicit Negative Racial Bias -- Are Lies Protected by the First Amendment? -- Why Monetary Incentives May Not Produce the Expected Result of Improved Performance

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August 2012 Blog with Durk and Sandy

August 2012 Blog with Durk and Sandy

August 02, 2012

52% Say States Should Be Allowed to Overrule Feds on Drug Approval -- Hydrogen Therapy Update -- Chronic Intake of Red Wine Polyphenols By Young Rats Protects Against Aging-Induced Decline in Physical Performance and Endothelial Dysfunction -- Increased Expression of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) Famously Increases Neurogenesis in the Hippocampus and Improves Cognition -- Recent Results Highlight Importance of BDNF in Maintaining Youthful Cognitive Abilities -- APOE epsilon 4, Risk Factor for Alzheimer’s Disease: Why Is It Still in the Gene Pool? -- Effects of Different Ratios of Omega 6/Omega 3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Infarct Size After a Heart Attack in Rats -- No Statistically Significant Linear Relationship Between Oxidative Stress and Abnormal Lipid Profile in Human Subjects with Coronary Artery Disease -- Potential Efficacy of Curcumin In Treatment of Inflamed Tendons -- Sometimes Big Things Can Happen Without Fanfare: What If The Tenth Amendment Won Big Time At the U.S. Supreme Court ... Would You Know?

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July 2012 Blog with Durk and Sandy

July 2012 Blog with Durk and Sandy

July 02, 2012

More on the Developing Field of Hydrogen Therapy -- How to Store Minimally Processed Vegetables to Avoid Survival and Growth of Pathogens -- Improved Creative Problem Solving in Humans By Alcohol Intoxication to Nearly the Legally Drunk Level -- Increasing Neurogenesis in Mice With (-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) -- Chronic Stress Interferes With Regulation of Inflammation via Glucocorticoid Receptor Resistance -- Scientists Develop Mitochondria-targeted Antioxidants That Protect Pancreatic Beta-cells Against Oxidative Stress and Improve In -- Modification of Intestinal Microbiota for the Treatment of Disease: Cardioprotection in Rats Experiencing a Heart Attack -- Two Strains of Lactobacillus, Lactic Acid Bacteria, Identified As Inhibitors of Helicobacter pylori Infection

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May 2012 Blog with Durk and Sandy

May 2012 Blog with Durk and Sandy

May 02, 2012 1 Comment

A Couple of Tips From “SHTF [when the shit hits the fan] Planning: 20 Lessons from the Streets of Cairo” -- Vitamin D3 Rejuvenation of Aging Eyes in Elderly Mice by Reducing Inflammation and Clearing Amyloid-Beta -- IS THE FDA TRYING TO KILL THE GRANDFATHERS? ARE THEY AIMING AT YOUR FAVORITE GRANDFATHER RIGHT NOW? -- EATING TIP: Replace Calorigenic Oil in Natural Peanut Butter with MCT Oil -- Pearson v. Shalala Makes It to the U.S. Supreme Court — Sort Of -- The Challenges of Translating Basic Research into Therapies: Resveratrol as an Example -- Watermelon Juice is a Rich Natural Source of Citrulline, Precursor of Arginine — Protects against Hyperglycemia, Hyperlipidemia -- When Good Cholesterol Goes Bad: Activated Platelets Contribute to Dysfunctional HDL -- Increasing Platelet Production without Increasing the Risk for Blood Clot Formation -- Reversal of Several Features of the Metabolic Syndrome in Mice with Dietary Inorganic Nitrate -- Research and Development Costs for Getting FDA Drug Approval Soar -- Selenium Shown to Specifically Stimulate Repair of Oxidative DNA Damage in LNCaP Prostate Cancer Cells -- Negative and Competitive Social Interactions Are Predictive of Increased Proinflammatory Activity -- Anti-inflammatory Drugs Protect Brain from Age-Related Decreases in Volume in Normal Older Adults -- Some Natural Products Have Potent Antiinflammatory Properties -- You Don’t Have to Buy This Lemon—Assuming You Could Afford It—But You Do Have to Pay Taxes to Subsidize It

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April 2012 Blog with Durk and Sandy

April 2012 Blog with Durk and Sandy

April 02, 2012

Investigation of Solyndra Subsidies Poses Threat to Investments in “Clean” Energy -- Vitamin D3, But Not Other Forms of Vitamin D Found to Reduce All-Cause Human Mortality -- Beyond PSA Elevated Prolactin Levels: Another Major Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer -- There is no Constitutional Basis Under the Commerce Clause for the Federal Government to Force You to Buy Broccoli (or Obamacare -- Chronic Low Grade Inflammation in Aged Humans Associated with Reduced Tryptophan and Depressive Symptoms -- Multiple Choice Test for Fruit Flies Shows Similar Responses to Bitter Tastes as Humans -- Eat Spinach and Knock Out Bluto? What You Really Get from Spinach -- The Food Industry Braces for FSMA -- Saving the World with (Moderate) Greed

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January 2012 Blog with Durk and Sandy

January 2012 Blog with Durk and Sandy

January 02, 2012

Shrinking Future Options During a Period of Economic Decline: Can Money Buy Happiness? -- Centenarians Have Preserved Immune Functions But a Lower Expression of Genes Inducing Inflammation -- Lift Weights, Eat Mustard, Build Muscles? -- Inhibition of Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase Reverses Tobacco-Smoke Induced Emphysema in Mice -- Oops! Weather Forecasting the Old-Fashioned Way

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November 2011 Blog with Durk and Sandy

November 2011 Blog with Durk and Sandy

November 02, 2011

Iron Deficiency in Obese Mexican Women and Children—Association with Inflammation But Not Iron Intake -- Immune Gene Upregulation in Aging Mouse Brain Parallels Declines in Cognition, Motivation, and Locomotion -- The Brain Glucose Transporter GLUT-1 Also Transports Dehydroascorbic Acid Into the Brain Where It is Reduced To Ascorbic Acid -- Looking for a Few Good Laughs -- Americans Getting Inadequate Amounts of Some Vitamins and Minerals -- Is Your Current Body Weight a Threat To Your Health -- Why Are Rates of Diabetes Higher in Americans As Compared to Brits of Similar Weight -- Sorry—No Chuckles or Giggles here ... But You Might Like to Know Why the Value of the Dollar Keeps Falling ... -- Inflammatory Exposure via Stimulants of Toll-Like Receptors in Foods: Possible Effects on Risk of Disease and Life Expectancy -- Remarkable New Findings: When Fish Oils Meet Cannabis Receptors: A Result is Powerful Protection of the Brain Against Neuroinfla

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September 2011 Blog with Durk and Sandy

September 2011 Blog with Durk and Sandy

September 02, 2011

Central Planning As Intelligent Design Why Doesn’t It Work? -- Hair Care: Do Products That Claim to Repair Split Ends Really Repair Split Ends? -- The Triage Theory of Aging: Why Modest Inadequacy of Vitamins or Minerals May Increase Diseases of Aging Later -- Gut Microbiota (Resident Microbial Community in the GI Tract) Affect Host Use of Selenium -- Mechanisms Underlying the Adverse Effects of HDL from Patients with Coronary Artery Disease As Compared to HDL from Healthy Indi -- (1) Can Congress Force You to Buy Broccoli? (2) Is That a Hard Question?

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