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How to Think

Chris Hedges truthdig.com Cultures that endure carve out a protected space for those who question and challenge national myths. Artists, writers, poets, activists, journalists, philosophers, dancers, musicians, actors, directors and renegades must be tolerated if a culture is to be … Continue reading

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What happens when we sunburn

Scott Lafee EurekAlert Researchers describe inflammatory mechanism for first time The biological mechanism of sunburn – the reddish, painful, protective immune response from ultraviolet (UV) radiation – is a consequence of RNA damage to skin cells, report researchers at the … Continue reading

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The Latest “Breakthrough”: Gas-releasing Aspirin?

ANH-USA Can’t we give something natural a try first? In March, two studies were published which suggested that aspirin may be an inexpensive and powerful weapon to fight cancer. This isn’t surprising. Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory and most anti-inflammatories seem … Continue reading

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Researchers gain better understanding of mechanism behind tau spreading in the brain

Mount Sinai Press Office EurekAlert And the progression of Alzheimer’s disease Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have gained insight into the mechanism by which a pathological brain protein called tau contributes to the progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) … Continue reading

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Can the iBrain Read Stephen Hawking’s Thoughts?

Heather Campobello WebProNews As if out of a science fiction paperback, a team of California scientists have developed the world’s first portable brain scanner. Upon further development the innovative tool may be able to read a person’s mind. NeuroVigil’s Chairman … Continue reading

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Effect of hawthorn standardized extract on flow mediated dilation in prehypertensive and mildly hypertensive adults: a randomized, controlled cross-over trial

Asher et al. BMC Abstract (provisional) Background Hawthorn extract has been used for cardiovascular diseases for centuries. Recent trials have demonstrated its efficacy for the treatment of heart failure, and the results of several small trials suggest it may lower … Continue reading

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Green Climate Fund Wants Immunity from Any Kind of Prosecution

Activist Post Fox News is reporting that the Green Climate Fund, created by the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is seeking full diplomatic immunity from “any kind of legal process, including civil and criminal prosecution, in the countries … Continue reading

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Zinc oxide nanoparticles induce oxidative DNA damage and ROS-triggered mitochondria mediated apoptosis in human liver cells (HepG2).

Sharma et al. PubMed Abstract The wide scale use of Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles in the world consumer market makes human beings more prone to the exposure to ZnO nanoparticles and its adverse effects. The liver, which is the primary … Continue reading

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Anxiety Boosts Sense of Smell

Janina Reichert Springer Study identifies mechanism to explain how the body responds to potentially threatening negative odor. Anxious people have a heightened sense of smell when it comes to sniffing out a threat, according to a new study by Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Cancer cells send out the alarm on tumor-killing virus

Darrell E. Ward EurekAlert COLUMBUS, Ohio – Brain-tumor cells that are infected with a cancer-killing virus release a protein “alarm bell” that warns other tumor cells of the impending infection and enables them to mount a defense against the virus, … Continue reading

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