Category: science

  • Creatine in seniors

    Sarcopenia is associated with reduced bone mass and bone strength and may be a contributing factor for the increased risks of falls and fractures often observed in aging adults. It is well established that resistance training is an effective lifestyle intervention for improving aging muscle mass, strength and bone accretion. Accumulating evidence indicates that creatine […]

  • NASA is a busy place

    I’m reading NASA’s launch schedules and it is fascinating! Artemis I will be the first integrated test of NASA’s deep space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the ground systems at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I will […]

  • Research articles on protein supplement or wine effects on health

    Note: these are only a handful of studies compared to the multitudes of results I found on each topic. Please read widely to form a balanced perspective. Effect of whey protein on blood pressure in pre‐ and mildly hypertensive adults: A randomized controlled study. Moderate red wine consumption and cardiovascular disease risk: beyond the “French […]

  • What was there before the big bang?

    The James Webb Space Telescope came out with images lately. Rob and I were fascinated at the one image of, mind-blowingly, 13 billion years ago. Light from these galaxies took billions of years to reach us. We are looking back in time to within a billion years after the big bang when viewing the youngest […]

  • Things I looked up in May

    Heller Myotomy (via UCSF Department of Surgery): The Heller myotomy is essentially an esophagomyotomy, the cutting the esophageal sphincter muscle, performed laparoscopically. Achalasia – Achalasia is a rare disorder of the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach. Ludwig’s angina – Ludwig’s angina is a form of severe diffuse cellulitis […]

  • Things I looked up in March and April

    Nephrotic syndrome Septic emboli Cerebral abscess Ecthyma Omphalopagus twins Cloacal exstrophy of urinary bladder Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease Hereditary alpha-tryptasemia Bleeding diasthesis

  • Rejuvenation of naturally aged tissues

    The expression of the pluripotency factors OCT4, SOX2, KLF4, and MYC (OSKM) can convert somatic differentiated cells into pluripotent stem cells in a process known as reprogramming. Notably, partial and reversible reprogramming does not change cell identity but can reverse markers of aging in cells, improve the capacity of aged mice to repair tissue injuries, […]

  • Things I looked up… Today

    Facial dysostosis CHARGE syndrome Treacher Collins syndrome Coloboma

  • Things I’ve looked up recently

    Kienböck Disease Feasibility of high intensity training in asthma High intensity interval training increases the clinical control, aerobic fitness and decreases dyspnea in severe asthmatics What is spinning Vascularized medial femoral trochlea osteochondral flap reconstruction of advanced Kienböck disease

  • Scientists identify antibodies that can neutralize omicron

    An international team of scientists have identified antibodies that neutralize omicron and other SARS-CoV-2 variants. These antibodies target areas of the virus spike protein that remain essentially unchanged as the viruses mutate. By identifying the targets of these “broadly neutralizing” antibodies on the spike protein, it might be possible to design vaccines and antibody treatments… […]

  • Mitochondrial diseases

    Sometimes I work on a case with a rare disease. In one year, I probably come across 5-8 rare diseases, which of course I have to look up because, well, what the hell is this? One kind of disease that scare me are mitochondrial diseases. These are a group of conditions that are caused by […]

  • OMG, Omicron

    Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing. Wernher von Braun For the past year and a half, if anyone wanted, they could look to see how science is being done just by looking up research on the SARS-CoV-2 virus. If pandemics were a reality show… Now season 3 is upon […]

  • LitCOVID

    All your COVID scientific information in one place! “LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to 182167 (and growing) relevant articles in PubMed.” LitCOVID

  • My current YouTube playlist

    Space, Time, and Einstein with Brian Greene The Andromeda Strain Grimes – Delete Forever Aurora – Rasputin cover Kim Jain, IFSC Worldcup 2016 Dark Souls – Story Explained