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Lenddo is using smartphone data to determine how likely it is for someone to default on a loan.
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Nerve cells with a sense of rhythm
The performances of our brain like thinking, remembering, perceiving and motion control can only arise through the interaction of the network of nerve cells. Now, neuroscientists show how nerve cells communicate with each other in neural networks.
*Read more * - https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160825084853.htm  
#neuroscience #brain #heart #HumanBrain #neuron #plasticity #SynapticTransmission #neurology #medicine #neurons #synapses #BrainCells #cortex #research #discovery #learning #senses #cells #cognition #behavior
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A possible 5th fundamental force?!
Recent findings indicating the possible discovery of a previously unknown subatomic particle may be evidence of a fifth fundamental force of nature, according to a paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters by theoretical physicists at the University of California, Irvine.
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NASA just announced that any published research funded by the space agency will now be available at no cost, launching a new public web portal that anybody can access.
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That's really awesome. Nothing worse than seeing a paper and then seeing that if you want to read it, it costs $38 or a membership for a few hundred dollars. Now I'll be able to finish that interstellar rocket I've been working on. Just finishing up the life support systems.
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Study confirms long-term effects of 'chemobrain' in mice

Women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer have long complained of lingering cognitive impairments after treatment. These effects are referred to as "chemobrain," a feeling of mental fogginess. A new study from the University of Illinois reports long-lasting cognitive impairments in mice when they are administered a chemotherapy regimen used to treat breast cancer in humans.
Women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer have long complained of lingering cognitive impairments after treatment. These effects are referred to as "chemobrain," a feeling of mental fogginess. A new study from the University of Illinois reports long-lasting cognitive impairments in mice when they are administered a chemotherapy regimen used to treat breast cancer in humans.
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If you follow the advice of bestselling author David Allen, the journey to enlightenment may begin with a single clearing out of your in-box.
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#sleep #circadian   cycle
Sufficient sleep is increasingly being recognized as an essential aspect of chronic disease prevention and health promotion. Sleeping less than seven hours per night is associated with increased risk for obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, stroke and frequent mental distress. Insufficient sleep also impairs cognitive performance, which can increase the likelihood of traffic accidents, industrial accidents, medical erro...
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How a Curious Condition Solved a Neuroscientific Mystery

A stroke patient, neuroimaging—and Colombian guerrillas—helped settle a decades-long debate on how the brain understands words

h/t @primal on twitter 
A stroke patient, neuroimaging—and Colombian guerrillas—helped settle a decades-long debate on how the brain understands words
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Arnold Schwarzenegger shares his 6 rules of #success
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i am doing rule #2 right now.
I'm doing #4 too.
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"Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days." - Doug Larson
 
h/t +Monika Schmidt
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Atropine, an antispasmodic for smooth muscle tissue was available long before the FDA.
It was very effective and cheap.
The FDA removed it from sale until Official Clinical Trials were conducted.
It's back in the market, but a month's supply costs $690.
My options:
Bankruptcy or Chronic Pain.
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  • Autodidactic Polymath
    STEM-topics, 1979 - present
    If you aren't learning something new every day then you aren't living... Anything computers and electronics. Enough biomedical knowledge to understand most PubMed articles with the help of Wikipedia. Set and graph theory. A dash of classical and quantum physics theory (quantum computing). Some mechanical engineering (I own a metal lathe, 3-axis mill, and a 3D printer). Law, especially patent and copyright. Psychology. Marketing. Some economic theories. Some chemistry. Blah, blah, blah....
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Nicholas Benik
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Autodidact Polymath and Iconoclast
Introduction
I'm a entrepreneurial businessman with many years of experience in Fortune 500 companies as well as several C-level executive and advisory positions at web startups. My primary focus is on Software Architecture and Electrical Engineering. I have invented and hold several patents (internationally) and am well versed in Patent & Copyright law. 

As a polymath and member of American Mensa my working knowledge within the STEM universe is extensive with specific spikes of high expertise. So go ahead and ask me about Carbonic Anhydrase ;) I've managed to have meaningful conversations with specialists in semiconductor physics, cellular biology, medicine/pharma, finance, gunsmithing and many other domains.

I am currently at Harvard Medical School involved in Bioinformatics, Bibliometrics, Social Network Analysis (of the worldwide medical research community), and the Semantic Web.

For fun I research random STEM topics, invent stuff, write my own patents, do photography and, of course, provide consulting and mentoring services.
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American Mensa (Performance IQ in top 0.13% percentile) - Holder of 5 patents with several pending internationally
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Technologist, Researcher, Businessman, Inventor
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  • Harvard Medical School
    Sr. Web 2.0 Software Architect, present
  • Idiopathic Rebel (aka Iconoclast)
    Technologist, Businessman, Inventor, present
  • Liz Claiborne
  • Oracle
  • Colgate-Palmolive
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