Monday, November 15, 2010

Today in Mad Science

Cool stuff found in the S-bend of the Intertubes!

Mad science as in the science of madness. Possible link between schizophrenia and MS. I did not know there were physical signs of disease in the brains of schizophrenics. All due, it is suggested in the article, to some proto-lemur getting sick sixty million years ago -- and we've carried the retrovirus DNA ever since. Even better, this new approach may allow a vaccine-type treatment for newborns, and better treatment for existing patients. And who knows what other conditions might also be related?

Get blown up a tad and have some gaps? Grow completely new muscle. The trouble is muscle, to work, needs "grain" or direction. These treated fibers guide new cell growth plus they appear to encourage good blood vessel development.


Blogger Justthisguy said...

Have you read much of Greg Cochran's writings? He seems to think lots of human weirdnesses are caused by bacteria and viruses.

1:32 AM, December 14, 2010  

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