Tuesday, 24 March 2015

New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memories back.

Oh, what a tangled Neuronal Landscape we weave...
Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques - structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients.
If a person has Alzheimer’s disease, it’s usually the result of a build-up of two types of lesions - amyloid plaques, and neurofibrillary tangles...
(sciencealert)

5 comments:

  1. Unfortunately nearly ten years too late for my mum. A good thing if people want to remember though. btw How is your Dad - recovering I hope?

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  2. “We do NOT know the past in chronological sequence. It may be convenient to lay it out anesthetized on the table with dates pasted on here and there, but what we know we know by ripples and spirals eddying out from us and from our own time.” ~ Ezra Pound


    ~ Negentropic

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  3. Mankind rediscovers techniques and technologies long lost in the Mists of Times own version of Alzheimer's ... bit by bit.. One wonders whether we as a species will last long enough this go around to hang onto such medical breakthroughs;before the cycle of rise and fall that Human Civilisation always follows swallows it up again.
    And his recovery is slowly progressing thanks. Still in Kings being cared for, but we don't know for how much longer before they demand his bed and kick him out. They have a different criteria than ourselves when deciding such things. And it's never good when bean counters are given free reign over medical opinion.

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  4. I think all this stuff about hundred year lifespans is nonsense. Given the proper nutrition and knowledge, I see no reason whatsoever why humans can't easily live to be 150 years old or more. The most important thing in the quest for that kind of longevity would be to give up refined sugars and alcohol. Marijuana will take care of any stress. If you like the sweet leaf, the best thing 130 dollars you can spend is on this

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    Movies that are especially rewarding of stoned concentration: Goldfinger, Re-Animator (lol), House Party (hilarious), Bob & Carol, Ted & Alice (so funny), Brainstorm, Taxi Driver, Phantom of the Paradise, Videodrome, Medium Cool, Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii (lol), Blade Runner, the original Bedazzled, Variety Lights, Mafioso, The Exterminating Angel, Los Olvidados, Les Biches, Repo Man, La Notte, Head (the Monkees, written by Jack Nicholson), Drive, He Said (Jack Nicholson's first directorial turn, a much better film than it's reputation), Psych-Out (Roger Corman hippieploitation cheapie with a pre-stardom Jack Nicholson playing a hippie guitarist named "Stoney," lol), Chrome & Hot Leather (Marvin Gaye's only movie role; he plays one of the Vietnam Veteran military guys who battle the bikers led by William (Falconetti) Smith that caused the death of the girlfriend of the main guy, a very young and gorgeous Cheryl Ladd), The Trip (Corman / Nicholson screenplay), Libeled Lady (hilarious 1930s screwball comedy), His Girl Friday, Singing in the Rain, etc.


    ~ Negentropic



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  5. Ahhh! What do you know, I forgot my favorite stoner movie: "Waking Life." That's is probably the best one, much better than the annoying "Scanner Darkly," and it features both Alex Jones and his wife Violet Nichols (at the time his girlfriend)

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    ~ Negentropic

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