UT Team Figures Out How To ‘Glue’ Injured Nerves Back Together

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Nerve injuries of all types are terrible events for anyone experiencing them.

And the outlook is generally-poor, because we really don’t heal as well as Dr. Connors in The Amazing Spiderman.

So George Bittner’s UT team has come up with the obvious solution: Turn people into crocodiles.

They soon discovered that was really hard to do. So for the time being, they came up with a workaround: Stop the ‘scarring’ process & get things back together…

Curry Spice Might Help Brain Repair Itself, Chillax, Then Take Over World

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And here we go back to our old friend, Turmeric.

Will the wonder-spice never cease to astound?

You’re all familiar with the rockstar compound from it, called Curcumin, which does all kinds of stuff and is a great anti-inflammatory.
 
HOWEVER! There is now a Second compound researchers are studying from the spice, called Aromatic-Turmerone.

And it seems to have a different superpower: Making brain-cells grow…

You Can Probably Guess Another Person’s Political Views. -With Your Nose

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On the sillier end of things, another pheromone study has come out.

And it says, somehow mystifyingly, that people can more-or-less smell each-others’ political beliefs.

Whatever the influence is, it’s got to be extremely-subtle given all possible environmental variables (if this study is not completely BS, of-course).

SO: What the researchers did was to set things up similar to the er, ~somewhat-proven Immune-System…

No Free Lunch, Apparently: Artificial Sweeteners Wreak Havoc On Blood-Sugar After-All

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I guess you just can’t win, can you?

Earlier, we’d found out that our pal Fructose was not the savior to diabetics it was supposed to be, because instead of raising blood-sugar, it just raised fat in the blood.

-So instead of diabetes, you got cardio-disease.

Well, in a recent study by the Weizmann Institute of Health, we find out that somehow mystifyingly, even Artificial Sweeteners backfire.

All 3 biggies…

And For That Special Someone: Alicia Watkins’ Cross-Stitched Microbes

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For the discerning, yet old-school health nerd, Alicia Watkins has come up with some fantastic gifts for the cross-stitch boosting, microbe afficionado on your gift list.

The 8×10″, 12 microbe sampler above is just one of many gifts by the multi-medium nerd-crafter in her cross-stitch gallery.

Other choices besides the 12 include: Rabies,…

Links:
Etsy-The 12 Microbe Sampler

Alchemy! Researchers Generate Functional Thyroid-Cells From Stem-Cells

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In the future, thyroid medication and the problems that necessitated it, may be a thing of the past.

Thanks to some groundbreaking work by Sabine Costagliola at the Free University of Brussels, our old friend the Stem Cell has slain yet another dragon.

What Sabine’s team did was to get stem-cells to produce 2 compounds only found in the thyroid.

They then grew these special cells in petri-dishes,…

EWG’s Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen & Hazardous 3 In An Infographic!

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Awhile back, we posted on the fantastic & comprehensive list put together by the Environmental Working Group of the fruit & vegetable produce that you should keep an eye out for. -Especially in-terms of amount & type of pesticides used-on & absorbed-by them.

What they help us do is…



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