Some Clarity on Cholesterol
Here are the basic mechanics – the first in a 3 part series on Cholesterol, Fats and Heart disease. The mis-information is too great, the beliefs are skewed, and the truth is that most of you can eat cheese and butter (and eggs!) and never get heart disease. But first you have to understand how…
Human Glial cells grafted into mice – marginalize mouse brain cells, making “supermice”
The fact that the cells are not rejected, in fact in the hypomyelinated mice actually completely replaced the mouse brain cells, is amazing and terrifying. http://www.jneurosci.org/content/34/48/16153.abstract An amazing model for brain study; a terrifying revelation highlighted by the fact that the authors considered replicating this in monkeys, but decided against it. You know that…
Published – First in the series on epigenetics (better late than never!)
Your Nose Knows…
Another key to how topical medicinals work. Treating tissue is not just about the clear mechanics of wound healing – the idea of “smell” (similar to the TCM term of “flavor”?) seems to have much deeper affects than we thought. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/14/science/smell-turns-up-in-unexpected-places.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1&referrer=
You are What Who Ate?
Second article of the epigenetics series published: http://www.alnmag.com/articles/2014/09/you-are-what-who-ate
Icing Injuries – Great article from Joshua Stone, Athletic Medicine
http://stoneathleticmedicine.com/2014/09/icing-injuries-are-we-evidence-based/ Highlights: Mechanotransduction and cellular signaling: Abrahams, et al., 2013: Tendinopathy is a result of gene polymorphism, not inflammation. Load stimulates mRNA to be sent to the endoplasmic for gene transcription and proteogenesis. The new proteins repair damaged tissue and become the new collagen, the new bone, and the new muscle. Durieux, et al., (2009):…
Interesting Vaccine patent…Ebola?
http://www.google.com/patents/US3376198?dq=3,376,198 This patent is on the use of cow udders to produce vaccines – it was found in the 50’s that by introducing an antigen into the lactating udder, the milk provided antibodies. Various salmonella were tested, Herpes, Pneumococcus, Staphylococcus… “Since the mammary gland of the cow will produce specific antibody against any of the…
Published – Case Study on Osteoporosis without the use of Bisphposphonates
Pancreatic cancer – more clues – microbiome, again.
Small study shows oral bacteria is consistent, with significant difference, between those with and without pancreatic cancer. Let’s make a study that defines, broadly, which species in the microbiome define a state of “health” and start there with our preventative treatment – balance the gut, and see all the diseases our patients don’t get. This…
Blood samples from 17,000 “healthy” people were taken and their health status followed for over 5 years. Of those who had died – of a variety of diseases – they found 4 biomarkers to be consistent throughout. They are albumin, alpha-1 acid glycoprotein, citrate, and the size of the VLDL particles. All of these molecules…