Sunday, August 30, 2020

See the Vortex


State of the Insanity

Lots of problematic teeth out there.  It's been a while since people went to the dentist.

Lots of young men with festering third molars and suppressed frontal cortices. 

Berserker behavior is the baseline now.

And Donny understands that.

Friday, August 28, 2020

See the Pathology

Drive-by parotid infection...

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Covid Roundup

Pharma execs dumped millions in stock for huge profits after getting pandemic contracts

Edit/update: Moderna failed to disclose federal support in vaccine patents
The company with a leading coronavirus vaccine candidate did not adhere to a law designed to protect public investment. The key protein used in the vaccine was co-invented by the National Institutes of Health.

The Plan That Could Give Us Our Lives Back

Pandemics Come and Go But Medical Masks Are Eternal-  historical pictures!

Inexpensive, accessible device provides visual proof that masks block droplets

'AeroNabs' promise powerful, inhalable protection against COVID-19
Very interesting.

Does high blood sugar worsen COVID-19 outcomes?

Nasal vaccine against COVID-19 prevents infection in mice
Nasal delivery produces more widespread immune response than intramuscular injection

Why COVID-19 poses greater risks for men than women

Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 spreads more indoors at low humidity
Indian-German research team recommends at least 40 percent humidity in public buildings

COVID-19 may trigger new diabetes, experts warn

Researchers suggest oral polio vaccine be tested to see if it might help against SARS-CoV-2

One Cheap Drug Saves Covid-19 Patients’ Lives in U.K. Study

How Covid-19 can damage the brain

The coronavirus may shut down the immune system’s vital classrooms

Article Roundup

Dual orexin and MCH neuron-ablated mice display severe sleep attacks and cataplexy.
Well hey there, isn't that fascinating...

Orexins modulate membrane excitability in rat trigeminal motoneurons
This means orexin improves facial movement.

Modulating the immune response with the wake-promoting drug modafinil: A potential therapeutic approach for inflammatory disorders
Interesting. didn't work on my sleepiness though...

The role of suvorexant in the prevention of delirium during acute hospitalization
Based on the reviewed literature, suvorexant has shown positive outcomes in the prevention of delirium during an acute hospitalization.

A clue as to why it's so hard to wake up on a cold winter's morning

Sleep and orexin: A new paradigm for understanding behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia?

Hangover drug shows wider benefits in USC research
Researchers found it activates a cascade of mechanisms that erase alcohol from the body very quickly,

How does the brain link events to form a memory? Study reveals unexpected mental processes

Neuroscientists find memory cells that help us interpret new situations

Right under your nose: A more convenient way to diagnose Alzheimer's disease
Certain proteins in nasal discharge can indicate the onset and progression of Alzheimer's, providing an avenue for early detection

How ApoE4 endangers the brain
ApoE4 prevents the recycling of sortilin, which removes beta amyloid.

Aging memories may not be 'worse', just 'different'

Trouble remembering details of social interactions seen in all phases of schizophrenia

Inflammatory bowel disease linked to doubling in dementia risk

 New gut-brain link: How gut mucus could help treat brain disorders

Porphyromonas gingivalis and digestive system cancers 

Greedy for glucose: Cancer cells rely on a primeval energy-producing pathway to proliferate and spread

Researchers discover the microbiome's role in attacking cancerous tumors

Study focuses on low-carb, high-fat diet effect on older populations
We also found significant improvements in the overall lipid profile that would reflect decreased risk of cardiovascular disease," Goss said. "Further, insulin sensitivity improved in response to the very low-carbohydrate diet reflecting reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes. Overall, we observed improvements in body composition, fat distribution and metabolic health in response to an eight-week, very low-carbohydrate diet."

Calculating the reduction in worldwide deaths from liver cancer if the whole world drank more coffee
A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions across Australia has found that if everyone in the world drank at least two cups of coffee every day, the world would see hundreds of thousands fewer deaths from liver cancer. In their paper the group describes calculating their numbers and explains why they believe governments should begin encouraging people to drink more coffee.

Coffee stains inspire optimal printing technique for electronics

 The hair-raising reason for goosebumps
The same cell types that cause goosebumps are responsible for controlling hair growth

Are Braces a Scam?
Heidi says yes.   Pretty teeth do not a healthy mouth make.

More underwater coastal archaeology:
Is There A Sunken Civilisation In The Black Sea? (video)
Why this is important: because the time period that humans were first building permanent dwellings was before some major glacial flooding and a large sea level rise. Like now, prehistoric people chose to live near sources of water. Therefore most of the evidence of our first societies is now submerged.

State of the Insanity

Black man with no weapon walks away from Kenosha police and is shot 7 times in the back. White teen with assault rifle who just shot 3 people and KILLED 2, walks by Kenosha police with his gun & they offer him a water and he gets to go home. No greater summary of America exists.

Ida Bae Wells

Friday, August 21, 2020

The Limits of Willpower

 This young man has incipient Tourettes.  His face is spasming out of control due to nerve compression caused by speaking.  Those braces are definitely making it worse.   (been there done that)

He should not have to struggle this way to compensate for incompetent dentistry.  It won't get better through "discipline". 

He needs his molars checked for infection and occlusion problems.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Passive Aggressive Public Service Announcement

 I am printing out copies of this to leave in maskless men's shopping carts at Home Depot-

The Covid-19  virus attaches to ACE2 receptors, starting in your nose.   It then multiplies and drips down into your lungs, which then deteriorate and allow it into your bloodstream.   It then preferentially binds to places with high ACE2 receptor density.   Like your testicles.  Seriously, testes are very susceptible, and the virus has been found in sperm.

It goes in your nose, and then collects in your balls.
I thought you might want to know that.

So cool.

'Waves' of fluid clear the brain of toxins during sleep. 

 This is why most illnesses induce sleep... 

(P. Gingivalis induces insomnia) (Uh-huh)

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Can't stop watching

Partial tongue paralysis.

He can't push it up behind the teeth...

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Yoo Hoo Tough Guys

 Lets talk about zombie cicadas.   They are all the rage right now.

Male cicadas infected with a particular parasitic fungus lose their minds and go on a mating frenzy — even as the fungus causes their genitals to rot.  Wicked, huh?

Now lets talk about Covid-19.

 High ACE2 expression in testes suggests the possible existence of gender-specific viral reservoirs.

Another study found that SARS-CoV-2 can be present in the semen of patients with COVID-19, and SARS-CoV-2 may still be detected in the semen of recovering patients.

The virus attaches to ACE2 receptors, starting in your nose.   It then multiplies and drips down into your lungs, which then deteriorate and allow it into your bloodstream.   It then ends up in places with high ACE2 receptor density.   Like your testicles.

 You rocket surgeons still sure you don't want to wear a mask?

Yo Boomers

Your president just made it clear he plans to defund Social Security and Medicare if he gets a chance.

The payroll tax he wants to slash- finances those programs. If he gets rid of that, the others will follow.

Just thought I would spell that out for you, since the Fox channel does not.

Not only does he not care if you ever see your grandchildren again or even if you die of Covid- he wants your money now...
Don’t think that just because you voted for him he won’t destroy your life too.