Tag: links

  • 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 […]

  • Things I looked up in June

    Sorry this is so late! Also, I didn’t have to look up anything rare during July. Hurler syndrome – Hurler syndrome is the most severe form of mucopolysaccharidosis type 1, a rare lysosomal storage disease, characterized by skeletal abnormalities, cognitive impairment, heart disease, respiratory problems, enlarged liver and spleen, characteristic facies and reduced life expectancy. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Blueberries and cream cookies

    I used Christina Tosi’s recipe. It calls for dried blueberries. I had fresh blueberries because it’s summer and they’re in season. My mom has a dehydrator. Little did I know, it took the dehydrator 18 hours to dry a pint and a half blueberries HALFWAY. 18 HOURS. So I said, F*** that, and put them […]

  • Free AI bot for Excel formulas

    What do you do when you know what you want to do in Excel but can’t scrounge up the Excel formula? This site might be able to help you out! This Free AI bot provides the Excel formula for any problem. Side thought: I should make a page that lists potentially useful websites!

  • 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 […]

  • More workout videos I use

    I’ve been heading over to Sydney Cummings‘ YouTube for her workouts – they are mostly the right intensity for me and/or she offers alternative exercises that is more comfortable for me. Her strength workouts get my heart rate pumping! But here is a selection of my favorite workouts.

  • 1 billion pixel image

    The Last Supper by DaVinci, on Google Arts and Culture. I zoomed in until I could could the canvas weaving! So cool!

  • 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

  • The workout videos I use

    I workout based on my heart rate. That is, I watch my heart rate so that it doesn’t go beyond approximately 145-155 bpm, and when it’s close to that, I rest until it slows down. This way, I prevent asthma attacks yet still get sweaty. Some days, I feel like I can do more, and […]

  • 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, […]

  • Faster Growth, Fairer Growth

    The Niskanen Center is an interesting place to read articles supporting a unique viewpoint that rejects the dichotomy of leftist or rightist. So far, their Faster Growth, Fairer Growth Agenda is an interesting read, showing how our past affect our present and how today is not yesterday. Be aware, it’s long. Over the past several […]

  • 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

  • The Year of Mind, Body, and… Wallet

    Without really meaning to, I’ve decided to try to make this a year (or more) of mind, body, and wallet. Meaning that during the same time frame I’ve somehow decided to 1) focus more fully on fitness, 2) read at least 10-20 books of “literature” for 2022, and 3) limit my spending. The fitness backstory: […]

  • 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… […]

  • I didn’t know there was a competition for that

    Sometimes I come across a sport/activity that one would never think would be at the level of world championship, or even a regular championship for that matter. The Slippery Stairs Championship World Chase Tag – yup, the old schoolyard game has a championship. National Air Guitar Championship – maybe the least surprising, but I didn’t […]