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Learning while you sleep and a case for more Zzzzzs

Posted by dorian on April 22, 2010

April 22, 2010 | ScientificAmerican.com

Sounds Make Memories Stick During Sleep

Hearing certain sounds during slumber can spur learning, according to research detailed at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society’s annual meeting in Montreal

By Ingrid Wickelgren

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MONTREAL—A good night’s sleep, or even just a nap, can be an aid to memory. Psychologists have known for years that sleep solidifies what we’ve learned during the day, transforming tenuous associations into stable ones. Learning while you snooze seems supremely efficient, and so people have long dreamed of co-opting this process so that their dozing brain shores up what matters to them—say, material they’ve studied for a test or a talk, or verbiage in a foreign language they want to master. But until now there has been little support for the notion that studying in your sleep is useful. Psychology graduate student John Rudoy at Northwestern University in Illinois reported findings here on Monday at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2010 annual meeting that hint at a way to do that. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Health, Nerdus Momentus, Science | 4 Comments »

Stem Cells make ‘Milestone moment’ Possible

Posted by dorian on March 19, 2010

(PA) The stem cells are now reconstructing the airway and ensuring it is not rejected by his immune system

From Times Online
March 20, 2010

‘Milestone moment’ as boy undergoes transplant to regenerate trachea

Sam Lister, Health Editor

A British boy has undergone a groundbreaking operation involving the transplantation of a windpipe which is being regenerated inside his body using his own stem cells.

Scientists described the operation, carried out on Monday at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, as a ‘milestone moment’ in the development of techniques that could allow people to rebuild damaged or transplanted organs inside their bodies.

The replacement trachea, the bony tube that connects the nose, mouth and lungs, was stripped of the donor’s cells to leave a scaffold which was then laced with the child’s stem cells. The boy, aged 10, then received the transplant hours later. The stem cells are now reconstructing the airway and ensuring it is not rejected by his immune system. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Educational, Good News, Health, Nature, Technology | 1 Comment »

Health Insurance Reform: Republican Lies Still Working Hard for the Insurance Corporations

Posted by dorian on March 3, 2010

This is an excerpt from a message from Harry Reid addressing  the TV ad attacks put out by a republican senatorial candidate. I am not a supporter of Harry Reid but I do support healthcare/insurance reform and the points covered here clearly explains the facts and reasons for reform.

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Yesterday a Republican running for the Senate launched a TV ad attacking Harry Reid for supporting health insurance reform, calling it “government run health care.” The spot recycles the same tired insurance company talking points we’ve heard over the past year.

LIE #1: Health insurance reform is “one-size-fits-all government run health care”
TRUTH: If families have coverage and like their plan they can keep it, and are protected against insurance company abuses.

LIE #2: We think ‘Washington’ knows best
TRUTH: Families in Nevada and around the country know best, that’s why the Senate bill gives them more insurance choices.

LIE #3: The Senate’s ‘big government’ health care plan will raise taxes
TRUTH: Right now families pay more than $1,000 each year to cover people who don’t have health insurance – it’s a hidden tax and reforming insurance eliminates it by giving every American access to quality, affordable coverage. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Educational, Health, Politics | 7 Comments »

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY E_E, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DORIAN AND THE “BRAIN”

Posted by princessxxx on February 11, 2010

e-e, wedding anniversay 2/13/10. congratulations.

i don’t recall either dorian or the BRAIN‘s birthdays, but they are both aquarian airheads. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chuck Norris is an A-hole

Posted by princessxxx on December 19, 2009

OBAMACARE TO ABORT BABY JESUS. HAHAHAH

A STUPID QUEER WITH A STUPID QUEER TOUPEE.

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Republicans hold “prayercast” to stop health care reform.

Posted by princessxxx on December 17, 2009

http://www.frcaction.org/prayercastregistration

you can check out these stupid queers at the above link.

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Healthcare Rationing is Under Way

Posted by kayms99 on November 22, 2009

Even before the new Healthcare bill is passed… Obama is confidently and arrogantly jumpstarting the plan to save money on healthcare.  And this particular avenue of saving money is called RATIONING.  It SHOULD be a sign to him that Government funded healthcare is problematic.  Either he’s not intelligent enough to understand this or he DOESN’T CARE.  He has higher (more personal) agendas.

Fox News Friday, November 20, 2009 
By Marrecca Fiore

Days after a government task force radically changed its guidelines for using mammograms to screen for breast cancer, another critical preventive test — Pap smears – is under the microscope, heightening concern that both might be a first step down a slippery slope toward health care rationing.

On Monday, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that doctors delay mammography screening for breast cancer until the age of 50. The recommendation goes against the American Cancer Society’s long-held position that women receive their first mammogram by the age of 40 and follow up with yearly mammograms until the age of 74. 

Breast cancer is the leading cancer in women and the second-leading cause of cancer death in women.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Debate, Health, News, Politics | 14 Comments »

Rachel Maddow: Rep Michele Bachmann’s Teabaggers On Capitol Hill

Posted by princessxxx on November 7, 2009

i apologize for no video clip, click below to find out why.

FOX NEWS PURGES YOUTUBE ACCOUNTS

Posted in Comedy, Educational, hall of shame, Health, Huh??, notorious, Opinion, Politics, wtf | 1 Comment »

 
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