June 2009 Blog with Durk and Sandy

June 2009 Blog with Durk and Sandy

June 27, 2009

"Organized Science" Going to the Dogs (or, as in This Case, to the Frogs) -- Climate Change Treaty Negotiations: Oil Exporting Nations Want Bailout -- Effects of Potassium on Blood Pressure via Reduction of Endothelial "Stiffness" and Increased NO Release -- Protective Effect of the Inhibition of the Renin-Angiotensin System of Aging -- Hydrogen Sulfide as a Mediator of Erection via Corpus Cavernosum Smooth-Muscle Relaxation -- Leptin, a Hormone Important in Satiety and Food Intake, Decreases After Meals Cooked at High Temperatures -- Upregulation of Aldose Reductase During Foam Cell Formation: Possible Link Among Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia, and Atherosclerosis -- A Secret for Successful Negotiation: Fish -- 
When Money Dies

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April 2009 Blog with Durk and Sandy

April 2009 Blog with Durk and Sandy

April 04, 2009

Vitamin C Treatment Reduces C-Reactive Protein but Only in Those Who Have High CRP -- Short-Term Oral L-Arginine Improves Fasting Vascular Endothelial Function -- Phenolic Compounds Rutin and o-Coumaric Acid Ameliorate Obesity Induced by High Fat Diet in Rats -- Acute Treatment of Stroke with Red Wine Polyphenols -- Superoxide Radicals, NO, and cGMP: Links Between Erectile Dysfunction and Cardiovascular Disease -- DNA Damage, Repair, and Aging -- Indole-3-Carbinol, a Potent Tumor Suppressor Example: Human Breast Cancer -- Elastase Inhibitors Could Be a Useful Therapy for COPD -- Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire or Where Global Warming is Really Coming From

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February 2009 Blog with Durk and Sandy

February 2009 Blog with Durk and Sandy

February 03, 2009

Happy New Year! Live Long & Prosper!! -- L-Arginine Prevents Metabolic Effects of High Glucose in Diabetic Mice -- Fatty Acid Synthase as a Target for Antiviral Therapy -- Cysteine Decreases Expression of Genes Involved in Liver Cell Fatty Acid Synthesis -- Slowing Aging by De-AGEing: Western Diets Contain High Levels of Fat and Also of AGEs -- Beta-alanine Supplementation Augments Muscle Carnosine Content and Improves Muscular Performance -- Resveratrol, at Concentrations Attainable by Moderate Wine Consumption, Increases NO Production -- Absorption of Sulforaphane in Humans Higher After Consuming Raw As Opposed to Cooked Broccoli -- Fed Refuses to Disclose Recipients of $2 Trillion -- GlaxoSmithKline and Allies Petition the FDA to Disallow Weight Loss Claims for Dietary Supplements

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December 2008 Blog with Durk and Sandy

December 2008 Blog with Durk and Sandy

December 25, 2008

The Most Endangered Species Is Sanity -- Cold in Them Thar Hills -- New Blades Added to the Swiss Army Knife of Preventive Medicine: Aspirin -- Myeloperoxidase (MPO), a Risk Factor in Atherogenesis; Protective Dietary Substances -- Oleic Acid Responsible for the Blood Pressure-Reducing Effect of Olive Oil -- White Wine Has Cardioprotective Effects by Activating a Cell Survival Pathway, Including the Longevity-Associated Gene FOXO3a -- You’d Be Depressed Too If You Were Suspended by Your Tail—Relief of Depression with SSRIs and 5-HTP -- Scrumptious and Good-For-You Cranberry Sauce for the Holidays

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November 2008 Blog with Durk and Sandy

November 2008 Blog with Durk and Sandy

November 25, 2008

Wisdom from The Myth of the Rational Voter by Bryan Caplan -- The Logic of Business in a Heavily Regulated Economy, Then and Now -- AGE Inhibitors: Potential Therapy for Prevention and/or Treatment of Dementia -- Protection by Spices Against Cell Damage Caused by Peroxynitrite -- Tinnitus May Be Caused by Peroxynitrite No, Oh No! -- Caloric Restriction (CR) in Skeletal Muscle of Rhesus Monkeys: Effects of CR May Be Species-Specific -- Varying Effects of Calorie Restriction in Two Strains of Mice -- Another Dogma Bites the Dust! Adult Humans Do Have Brown Fat

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September 2008 Blog with Durk and Sandy

September 2008 Blog with Durk and Sandy

September 25, 2008

Earth to Loony Bin: The Triffids Were Offended -- An Exercise Device for People Who Don’t Exercise -- No Oil, No Problem . . . for the Nazis -- Reducing Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence by Lowering Insulin Levels -- Don’t Look Behind You—Something Might Be Catching Up -- Inflammatory Responses to Eating Mitigated by Certain Nutrients -- Local Cooling, Not Warming -- Effects of Various Types of Fats on Heart Cells -- U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Right to Freedom from Unreasonable Searches and Seizures -- Libertarian, Like Me: The Search for the Libertarian Brain

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July 2008 Blog with Durk and Sandy

July 2008 Blog with Durk and Sandy

July 25, 2008

The Saturated Fat Palmitate Induces Insulin Resistance, Which Is Reversed by the Monounsaturated Fat Oleate -- Natural Metabolites of Dietary Quercetin Target and Protect Macrophages from Becoming Foam Cells -- Astaxanthin Promotes Fat Metabolism, Rather Than Glucose Metabolism, During Exercise Improving Endurance -- Seasonal Flu Shots May Protect Against Bird Flu -- Ghrelin: A Mere Hormonal Appetite Stimulant or a Possible Anti-Aging Molecule

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May 2008 Blog with Durk and Sandy

May 2008 Blog with Durk and Sandy

May 25, 2008

A Year of Global Cooling -- Prevention of HDL Oxidation that Is Associated with Loss of HDL Atheroprotection -- Motif Maps from Microarrays Reveal Enforcement of Aging by Continual NF-kappaB Activity -- Improving Quality Control in Raw Materials for Dietary Supplements Imported from China -- Medicinal Mushrooms at Your Supermarket Improve Immune Function -- Activation of Autophagy for Neuroprotection: Lithium Induces Autophagy, Delays Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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March 2008 Blog with Durk and Sandy

March 2008 Blog with Durk and Sandy

March 25, 2008

Enhancing Learning and Memory and Neurogenesis with Tryptophan-Induced Serotonin Increase -- It’s Never Too Late! Improved Mental and Physical Performance in Centenarians Treated with L-Carnitine -- Nutrients That Inhibit Age-Associated Reduction in Telomere Length -- Hydrogen Sulfide Is Responsible for the Vasoactivity of Garlic -- Vitamin E Reduces Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease -- Predicting the Outcome of Elections from Rapid Impressions of Candidates’ Faces -- Shadow Government Statistics: Tells You Much More About the Economy Than What the Government Tells You -- Good News for Moderate Drinkers of Red Wine -- Bad News for the DEA: More Evidence for the Cancer-Inhibitory Effects of Cannabinoids

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January 2008 Blog with Durk and Sandy

January 2008 Blog with Durk and Sandy

January 25, 2008

Durk & Sandy’s Anti-Aging Regimen -- Importance of PGC-1alpha in Maintaining Skeletal Muscle Function and Integrity -- FDA’s Body Count Mounts as the Agency Increases Its Suppression of New Medical Therapies -- A Possible Mechanism Contributing to Loss of Estrogen Cardioprotection in Late Postmenopausal Women -- If You Find Yourself in a Hole, Stop Digging

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September 2007 Blog with Durk and Sandy

September 2007 Blog with Durk and Sandy

September 25, 2007

Recovery of "Lost" Memories Possible with Enriched Environment or Butyrate Treatment -- Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) and Life Extension -- Low-AGE Cooking With a Tajine

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June 2007 Blog with Durk and Sandy

June 2007 Blog with Durk and Sandy

June 25, 2007

Mortality in Antioxidant Trials -- Fish Oils Approved by FDA for Reducing Triglycerides—Prescription Required -- Losing Weight and Improving Your Health with a Carbohydrate-Restricted Diet -- Comparison of Atkins, Zone, Ornish, and LEARN Diets in Overweight Premenopausal Women -- Dietary Factors and Adiponectin, a Fat-Derived Peptide that Improves Insulin Sensitivity: Moderate Alcohol Strikes Again -- Suppression of Fatty Acid Synthase in Breast Cancer Cells by Tea and Tea Polyphenols -- Combinations of Biomarkers Predictive of Later-Life Mortality -- Cocoa Reduces LDL Oxidative Susceptibility and Increases HDL-Cholesterol

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