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Explaining Senior Moments

Most of us have had a so-called ‘senior moment’ – forgetting a person’s name or where the word we’re after is on the tip of our tongue.

Now scientists have discovered what is responsible for the lapses in memory – our brains are too full of useless information.

Scientists believe the reason why older people have memory lapses is because their brains are full of irrelevant information

Scientists believe the reason why older people have memory lapses is because their brains are full of irrelevant information

Older people struggle to remember important details because their brains can’t resist the irrelevant ‘stuff’ they soak up subconsciously.

This lack of clutter control becomes increasingly apparent the older a person gets causing their brains to become more filled with information.

As a result, people tend to be less confident in their memories – even when their recollections are correct.

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology looked at brain activity from EEG sensors and saw that older participants wandered into a brief ‘mental time travel’ when trying to recall details.

This journey into their subconscious veered them into a cluttered space that was filled with both relevant and irrelevant information.  read more

New Treatment Halts MS in its Tracks

A breakthrough treatment for multiple sclerosis has been shown to halt the disease in its tracks.

Doctors used chemotherapy to kill off patients’ faulty immune cells and then replaced their stem cells to ‘reset’ the system.

The clinical trial, involving 24 patients, had remarkable results.

All but one of the Canadian patients were able to come off all medication for seven and a half years without their disease progressing.

And a third of patients saw a sustained improvement in their condition throughout the study period, according to a paper published in The Lancet last night.  read more

Universal Cancer Cure

Engineering immune cells to attack cancer is a form of treatment that is showing great promise, but it is complex because it involves extracting and modifying T cells before injecting them back into the body. Scientists have now demonstrated a way to not just arm immune cells while still inside the body, but equip them with the ability to fight any kind of cancer, providing an early proof-of-concept for a cheap, universal vaccine for the deadly disease. read more

Podcast – Terrorist Smuggled into U.S. – Zika Baby Born in America – Trump May get a Windfall of Sympathy

In this episode I discuss an Afghan man with ties to the Taliban who was smuggled into the United States after traveling through 10 separate countries to get here. He was apprehended by 5 Pakistani men who accompanied were given asylum.

Segment two the discussion turns to the first Zika baby born in the New York tri-state area and the mother was from Honduras, possibly getting here on a tourist visa, expressly to have her child in America.

Segment three: The Donald may actually win the general election, thanks in part due to violent anti-Trump protests repeatedly caught on video for undecided voters to see. He may actually get the sympathy vote from people outraged by anti-Trump violence.
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Shocker: Government Throws Billions at Problem – Doesn’t Solve it

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Here we go again. Here is another example of government not only not solving a problem which they created in the first place, but by “solving it,” they made things worse. Of course this is government’s standard M.O.

How many times do small government conservatives have to assert that government doesn’t solve problems – they are the problem. And how many times do we have to be proven right before the madness ends. Okay – that’s a silly question.

The latest example of government making worse the problem they created is the V.A. healthcare system. Feel free to also call it a vision of the future of Obamacare. And why is it that America’s heroes are always the ones getting the shaft?

We never seem to hear about the sorry state of the welfare system, or any of the other hundreds of government giveaway programs. They seem to get their checks and benefits on time. It’s always our veterans, the men and women who put it all on the line for our country, who get the government short-shrift. read more

How About Just Starving the Tumor?

The team identified and cut off access to an essential supply of cancer cell nutrients, reducing ...

The team identified and cut off access to an essential supply of cancer cell nutrients, reducing growth by an astonishing 96 percent.

There are more than 900 different types of cancer currently identified, and many of them require very specific treatments, and can become resistant to chemotherapy as time goes on. read more

Adding Eggs to Electronics

The clear albumen surrounding an egg's yolk was spun into a super-thin wafer used in a ...

The clear albumen surrounding an egg’s yolk was spun into a super-thin wafer used in a degradable chip known as a memristor

Durability is often touted as the hallmark of good electronics, but sometimes you want components that don’t last all that long. For example, it would be handy if microelectronic systems that delivered drugs to various parts of the body dissolved after their task was done. Or if sensors that monitor pollution simply dissolved after they were finished reporting, rather than contributing to even more environmentally-damaging material. A team of researchers from the UK and China has just figured out how to create one such chip out of eggs. read more

See We Told You So – Insurers Folding Under the Weight of Obamacare

by: the Common Constitutionalist

This was the plan from the very beginning.

In 2003, at an AFL-CIO (USSR) symposium, Obama said: “I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care plan.” He then stated that there is no reason why the richest country to ever exist, “that spends 14% of its GNP on healthcare cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody.”

Most of us remember these sage words from then nobody Obama. But even back then nobody Obama was playing word games, mixing “healthcare” with “health insurance,” as if they are the same. Now that Obamacare has been instituted for a few years, the public is finding out that “health insurance” does not equal “healthcare.”

He then went on to say that “we may not get there immediately.” He told the audience that, “first we gotta take back the White House, we gotta take back the Senate and we gotta take back Congress.” He obviously underestimated how easy it would eventually be to roll over the Republicans.

In 2007 Obama said there would have to be a “transition process,” going from private to single payer. He stated: “I can envision a decade out, or 15 years out or 20 years out. read more

Greater Understanding of Diabetes

The study found evidence that genetics affect insulin-producing beta cells (stained green in this image), paving ...

The study found evidence that genetics affect insulin-producing beta cells (stained green in this image), paving the way for potential new treatments in the future (Credit: Masur).

Diabetes is a widespread health problem, affecting some 400 million people across the planet. With that number only set to rise, it’s important that we find new treatments as quickly as possible. Researchers at the University of Montreal are making significant progress in that regard, discovering a common genetic defect in beta cells that may be a big factor in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. read more