Check out Jorge Cham’s fantastic animation for PhD Comics of a talk on Aging, that was given by Dr. Joao Pedro De Magalhaes.
This abbreviated version of Dr. J’s original talk touches on viability, historical lifespans, cell-renewal, free-radicals, mitochondria, telomeres, lucky animal species, nude rats, genetic-modification, evolution, diet, and linchpin-genes.
In it, he also talks about his first inspiration to get into the field of aging-science and transcend the apparent “Law of nature” that eventual decay must happen in the first place.
Unfortunately, we don’t have the genetic profile of the Naked Mole Rat, or…
YT-PhDComics-”What Is Aging?”
Just a quick note.
[and I apologize for not getting this out earlier, as the recent mods were finished -Just- before I had to switch to another project.]
But we’re going to be moving the layout, design, and a few features around a little bit more, in-addition to the recent changes you might have noticed.
Thank you all very much for your time, patience, and continued attention!
[ok wait, that didn't sound ~Exactly as good as the original by Hippocrates; ... -whatever. Close enough for government work. Moving on...]
-For many of us who have done any kind of research about health, it can be a difficult and obscure endeavor.
Oftentimes there are answers hidden in odd contexts, making it difficult to separate vapor from substance; with lots of trial and error. It can feel at times, a very lonely wilderness.
-Especially when the standard, “Antibiotics, Bloodwork & Stethoscopes” approach doesn’t have all the answers.
SO: when Jamie Shupak shared a tiny snippet of her efforts to mitigate something incurable and the strangely-lucky turn it took, for an interview on the GrubStreet food blog, she found that response to the article more about cures & weak-ties, and less about GrubStreet’s [pun-alert!] meat-and-potatoes…
So this new study by the Karolinska Institute tells us a few things we already knew, and some we didn’t.
After looking at 20 programs that put people on a straight-bonkers weight-loss diet of 1,000 calories/day, the analysis concluded that high-protein [and I'm assuming Low/Slow Carb] diets after the program helped people keep off the rebound weight. Where have we heard that before?
It’s hard to imagine anyone, or their body, not having a bit of a freakout once the weight or fat is lost. The difference is jarringly-stark. And trying to re-enter ‘the real world’ after such an incarceration is not the smoothest of transitions…
Micronutrients, like all the thousands of little mineral compounds you get from fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are probably a lot more important for health than they’re given credit for.
So, in one of the first studies, if not The First, to look at how much people are getting across a range of several countries, -at least of some more widely-known compounds, The Euros are beginning to flunk.
-Especially as they move a little closer in their diets to what we eat here.
They were mostly low in Vitamin D, which is understandable given the high latitudes.
I shudder to think how we would fare on a similar survey.
Details at the…
• Source: ILSI-Mapping Low Intake of Micronutrients across Europe
• via: SD-Euros Low In D, Others
Okay, so keep in-mind that a little while back we told you that you were your microbes and how lots of them affect you in “No Man Is An Island”…
Fast-forward to 3 years ago when the 2 magic ingredients of curiously-healthy mice and immune cells called Th17s combined in the persons of Drs. Mathis and Littman.
Because Immunologists are the House-ian cool-kids of the science world, and much like freestyle-rap-battlers, they hang out and talk a…
I thought it was just tse-tse flies, early cases of west-nile virus, and toxic mold on the walls of the tomb.
But Aeon Magazine pulls out a spooky episode from the Sherlock Holmes Era of science history, and describes how they had such a hard time killing the old ideas of superstition for explaining the unknown in life.
-Even if that particular superstition did get its start in British popular fiction, of all places, instead of the actual Egyptian Book Of The Dead.
Interesting & fun stuff for a spooky time of year.
Aeon-The Mummy’s Curse