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This is the route I went upon seeing the headline. Lots of potential. Needs investigated.

"the psychedelic mice showed growth in new brain cells, perhaps erasing memories of the fear response. Researchers think that the psilocybin is binding to brain receptors that stimulate growth and healing, acting on the hippocampus, a small part of the brain that is essential to learning and forming memories. Since PTSD is thought to result from a similar response in which patients cannot separate a stimulus from a traumatic event, psilocybin could perhaps help them heal their brains just like it did for the mice."
 
Now, research is showing that the magic mushrooms can actually help physically rebuild a damaged brain.
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Overcoming age discrimination is a great accomplishment in academia.

"It is to Cleo's great credit that she not only discovered this but also convinced the rest of the scientific community. As an undergraduate student with no prior background in this, that is an impressive achievement," said Ms Loi's supervisor Dr Tara Murphy, also of CAASTRO and School of Physics at the University of Sydney."
 
"Astronomers have creatively used a radio telescope to see in 3-D, allowing them to detect the existence of tubular plasma structures in the inner layers of the magnetosphere surrounding the Earth".
Astronomers have creatively used a radio telescope to see in 3-D, allowing them to detect the existence of tubular plasma structures in the inner layers of the magnetosphere surrounding the Earth.
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Good on them for establishing the endowment.
And people say TV will rot your brain: Yesterday, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory made waves—and history—when showrunner Chuck Lorre (Mom, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly) revealed that he plans on taking the award-winning program’s scientific slant from fiction to reality. Starting this week, Big Bang Theory and The Chuck Lorre Family Foundation have established The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment—valued at $4 million dollars. The endowment will...
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My father had one of these. I love the quality of life improvement this could afford.
 
This is awesome. I know so many people that could use this!

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You read that right. Airing has invented a micro CPAP device that has no hoses, no cords, and no masks. And we did it for one reason: too many sleep apnea patients don’t wear their CPAP masks at night. And who can blame them with those awful masks, cords, and hoses? Airing product rendering. It's all about the micro-blowers. Airing is the result of an incredibly happy accident. Airing inventor, Stephen Marsh, was working on an en...
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That's pretty cool. I need one.
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Right-To-Try laws: bad for patients

Right to try laws are being passed in many US states.  On the surface, these laws allow terminally-ill patients to access experimental drugs that may help them.  Hard to argue against that and not seem like a horrible person, but in the linked article below Orac outlines why these are more likely to cause harm to patients.  He, quite sensibly as usual, argues for support of the FDA's Compassionate Access program.  If you don't want to read the whole thing (you should) then here's what he's getting at:

The key difference between right-to-try and FDA compassionate use programs is that right-to-try strips pretty much all protections from patients who would use it; requires them to pay for the drug and any care related to the drug; prevents them from suing manufacturers and doctors if something goes wrong; prevents the state from taking action against the licenses of providers who give patients bad advice recommending right-to-try; tells insurance companies that, not only do they not have to pay for the investigational agent or device, but they don’t have to pay for any complications arising from use of the investigational agent or device; and makes doctors and other health care providers working for right-to-try states leery of advising too strongly against right-to-try, lest they be prosecuted for “blocking” access to experimental drugs. FDA compassionate use programs, in marked contrast, require review and oversight by an institutional review board (IRB). The other difference was that, although 99.5% of compassionate use/expanded access requests are approved by the FDA, the process was onerous. As Dr. Peppercorn points out, that is rapidly changing, arguably eliminating the “need” for right-to-try.
Last year, I did several posts on what I consider to be a profoundly misguided and potentially harmful type of law known as “right-to-try.” Beginning about a year and a half ago, promoted by the libertarian think tank known as the Goldwater Institute, right-to-try laws began popping up in state legislatures. I wrote about how…
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14 UNTRANSLATABLE WORDS ILLUSTRATED

My inner flamenca is specially fond of duende, but they all show in this uniquely creative way the power of language to express culture and the human condition.

FOR THE OTHER 13 WORDS:

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#coolinterestingusefulstuff   #language    #illustration 
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Only thing we need to resolve is the muscle skeletal ergonomics for things like monitor height and neck alignment.
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I had a problem with this sorry when I first saw it the other day. Namely that it was being sensationalized and the call to action seemed misplaced - as the geologic threat was not only out of our control but also nothing new for volcanic islands.

After some minor looks at the original 2009 discovery of this species, I found a note that they believe it to have diverged about five million odd years ago. The concern for the species was predicated around the threat of a volcano that hasn't erupted in thirty three years spoke of humanistic hubris that our timescale and awareness of the species suddenly changed it's historic risk posture.

Sure, we can take conservation steps maybe to degrees of success, as reptiles seem notoriously hard to breed in captivity, but did awareness need to be cast in such a narrow manner? No this could've been a way to educate, but we missed that eruption.
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I need a data and imagery #collection I guess.
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What a number of downed planes will bring. One wonders after the amount of fault present within a company culture.
 
Malaysia Airlines to fire its entire workforce this week as they intend to start afresh as a small regional airline.
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Anxiety is at its highest and morale lowest for the 20,000 people working for Malaysia Airlines (MAS).
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