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    Trump administration plans to allow sales of gas with higher ethanol blend

    Is this the same thing as the old "Gasahol"? Just curious about the differences
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    Tina Turner: ‘Ike took me to sex show on wedding night’

    Was that a "real show" by Ike Turner? Or just a comedy routine somewhere?
  3. This First Lady has grown up to be such a dignified lady.... she exudes confidence and control. Good for her.
  4. This song became a mega hit seller for Roberta Flack, she sang it live at a Marvin Gaye concert in 1972 & the audience went wild, this was a year before she even recorded & then released it in 1973, Marvin Gaye then advised her saying 'Baby, don't ever do that song again live until you record it.' Lyrics Strumming my pain with his fingers Singing my life with his words Killing me softly with his song Killing me softly with his song Telling my whole life with his words Killing me softly with his song I heard he sang a good song, I heard he had a style And so I came to see him to listen for a while And there he was this young boy, a stranger to my eyes Strumming my pain with his fingers Singing my life with his words Killing me softly with his song Killing me softly with his song Telling my whole life with his words Killing me softly with his song I felt all flushed with fever, embarrassed by the crowd I felt he found my letters and read each one out loud I prayed that he would finish but he just kept right on Strumming my pain with his fingers Singing my life with his words Killing me softly with his song Killing me softly with his song Telling my whole life with his words Killing me softly with his song He sang as if he knew me in all my dark despair And then he looked right through me as if I wasn't there But he just came to singing, singing clear and strong Strumming my pain with his fingers Singing my life with his words Killing me softly with his song Killing me softly with his song Telling my whole life with his words Killing me softly with his song Songwriters: Norman GImbel / Charles Fox Killing Me Softly lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc
  5. I guess the question is what else can it do? Versus Alexa and Siri?
  6. So we are STILL cleaning up after World War II in 2018. Amazing and incredible. There has never been a war as large as that one.
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    Acute flaccid myelitis

    Polio-like illness leaves kids struggling for years. Some never recover. Health officials have been unable to link cases of a paralyzing condition that affects mostly children with any single specific virus. It causes symptoms ranging from muscle weakness to complete paralysis. Acute flaccid myelitis may be on the rise again on 2018. Parents of kids affected in past waves know recovery is difficult and unpredictable. Initially, the wave of AFM cases was linked with a virus that was also circulating, a distant relative of the polio virus called EV-D68. It usually causes mild symptoms typical of viral infections, but for reasons that remain a mystery, EV-D68 can attack the nervous system, causing dizziness, weakness and even paralysis. Any virus can cause neurological symptoms, and now several others, including one called EV-A71, have also been linked with the paralyzing condition. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been unable to find any single common cause
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  9. And now I see it almost everywhere again. Ugh.
  10. New target for Parkinson’s disease identified Emory investigators have discovered a novel link between a protein called SV2C and Parkinson’s disease (PD). Prior work had suggested that the SV2C gene was associated with the curious ability of cigarette smoking to reduce PD risk. The new research published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) uncovers the connection. The synaptic vesicle glycoprotein 2C (SV2C) is part of a family of proteins involved in regulating the release of neurotransmitters in the brain. Dopamine depletion is a well-known feature of Parkinson’s disease and the research shows that SV2C controls the release of dopamine in the brain. The team generated mice lacking the protein SV2C, which resulted in less dopamine in the brain and reduced movement. The mice had a blunted response to nicotine, the chemical in cigarette smoke thought to protect people from PD. In addition, when brains from patients who had died of PD, Alzheimer’s disease, and several other neurodegenerative diseases were examined they found that SV2C was altered only in the PD brains. “Our research reveals a connection between SV2C and dopamine and suggests that drug therapies aimed at SV2C may be beneficial in PD or other dopamine-related disorders.” says Gary W. Miller, PhD, professor and associate dean for research at the Rollins School of Public Health and senior author of the study. Via
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    Listen to your emotions

    Listen to your emotions Via
  12. The Problem With For Profit Medicine Then ALL THAT MATTERS IS MONEY! Via
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    Papantonio: Women Victimized Again With Mirena Contraceptive There are currently 61 million American women in their childbearing years ranging in age from 15 to 44. 62% of these women regularly use a contraceptive method, with 6.4% choosing to use an intra-uterine device or IUD to prevent pregnancy. America’s Lawyer Mike Papantonio talks about pharmaceutical giant Bayer and their huge moneymaker IUD device, Mirena Via
  14. medresearch: New Imaging Technique Aims to Ensure Surgeons Completely Remove Cancer Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, along with collaborators at the California Institute of Technology, have developed photoacoustic imaging, a new method to scan a tumor sample and produce images detailed and accurate enough to be used to check whether a tumor has been completely removed. This could replace the current method of determining whether or not all cancerous tissue has been removed, which takes a day or more. More work is needed before photoacoustic imaging is fast enough to be used during an operation. The research is published in Science Advances. “This is a proof of concept that we can use photoacoustic imaging on breast tissue and get images that look similar to traditional staining methods without any sort of tissue processing,” said Deborah Novack, MD, PhD, an associate professor of medicine, and of pathology and immunology, and a co-senior author on the study. Read more Funding: This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health, grant number DP1 EB016986 and R01 CA186567, and by Washington University’s Siteman Cancer Center’s 2014 Research Development Award. Raise your voice in support of expanding federal funding for life-saving medical research by joining the AAMC’s advocacy community. Via
  15. bpod-mrc: Wrong Wave Whatever noise you can hear right now is thanks to tiny ‘hairs’ inside your ears, called stereocilia. They sense vibrations caused by sound waves coming into the ear, and send nerve signals into the brain which are then interpreted as speech, song or anything else. Stereocilia are normally arranged in clumps in a regular step-like pattern, short to tall – seen here in the inner ear of a healthy baby mouse (top). But the stereocilia in mice with a fault in a gene called SorCS2 look very different (bottom). Rather than growing in neatly arranged rows, they’re disorganised and chaotic, with longer hairs growing in the middle rather than at the back. As might be expected from such chaos, these animals are profoundly deaf. By studying the role of SorCS2 in the growth and development of stereocilia, scientists hope to find clues explaining why some human babies are born deaf too. Deaf Awareness Week 2017 starts today Written by Kat Arney Image adapted from work by Andrew Forge and colleagues UCL Ear Institute, University College London, London, UK Image originally published under a Creative Commons Licence (BY 4.0) Published in PLOS Genetics, March 2017 You can also follow BPoD on Twitter and Facebook Via

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