Tag: research

  • 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 […]

  • 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’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 […]

  • Can you be re-infected with the novel coronavirus? A case study.

    “An 82-year-old male with a history of advanced Parkinson’s disease, insulin-dependent diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and hypertension presented to the emergency department (ED) in early-April 2020 with one week of fever and shortness of breath. He was hemodynamically stable, but tachypneic, hypoxic to 89% on six liters of oxygen via nasal cannula, and febrile to […]

  • Interesting COVID 19 Research

    “The most characteristic symptom of patients with COVID-19 is respiratory distress, and most of the patients admitted to the intensive care could not breathe spontaneously. Additionally, some patients with COVID-19 also showed neurologic signs, such as headache, nausea, and vomiting. Increasing evidence shows that coronaviruses are not always confined to the respiratory tract and that […]