Dean Jenkins - random blog - stuff to share.
APOD: 2017 March 26 - Tardigrade in Moss
Bill Gates urges UK to protect foreign aid - BBC News: Theresa May is refusing to say if she will retain the spending pledge in her election manifesto.
Marathons May Be Bad for the Kidneys: Even with proper hydration, it might be best to run fewer than 26 miles at a time.
Polar Sea Ice at Record Lows : Image of the Day: In 2017, the Arctic maximum and Antarctic minimum extents of sea ice plunged to record lows.
Alphabet's influence. Good round-up of past initiatives in health technology from Google and current areas of interest to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.
"Alphabet has quietly become the most influential player in Silicon Valley health tech: Alphabet has more than a dozen teams focused on health across its different companies, and health care startups are littered with ex-Googlers."
Better living through quantum chemistry: Efforts to invent more practical superconductors and better batteries could be the first areas of business to get a quantum speed boost.
How Airlines Use Facebook Bots.: It’s nothing new — Big companies such as Starbucks, CNN, Microsoft, Tommy Hilfiger, KIA, Pizza Hut and Co are making use of bots to support…
Efficiency of Silicon Solar Cells Climbs: Japanese materials company prototypes a 26.3 percent efficient silicon cell, steps away from the 29 percent theoretical maximum
IBM Expanding Cloud Quantum Computer Tenfold: The goal: a 50-qubit commercial universal quantum computer within five years
An Animated Introduction to Noam Chomsky’s Manufacturing Consent and How the Media Creates the Illusion of Democracy: For nearly as many years as he’s occupied the public eye, famed linguist and anarchist philosopher Noam Chomsky has made claims that might have discredited other academics.
What if you could eat chicken without killing a chicken?: And can lab-grown meat and poultry actually fix the planet?
Inpatient Rehab No Better Than Home Exercise After Total Knee Arthroplasty: By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Inpatient rehab appears to offer no benefit over a supervised home program for patients recovering from total knee arthroplasty, a JAMA study finds. Some 165 … NEJM Journal Watch.
2017 Diabetes Care Standards Issued: By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD The American Diabetes Association has released its 2017 "Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes." An overview of the group's guidance on pharmacologic therapy for type 2 diabetes is available … NEJM Journal Watch.
Canadians with Cystic Fibrosis Live Roughly 10 Years Longer Than Americans: By Kelly Young Edited by Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Canadian patients with cystic fibrosis have a survival advantage over their U.S. counterparts, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine . … NEJM Journal Watch.
Best anti-ageing exercise (for a part of mitochondrial metabolism) is high intensity interval training: "Exercise is the best anti-ageing pill, but which routine is most effective? A study reveals that HIIT is better than weight training at rejuvenating cells ..." says New Scientist magazine.
"HIIT involves short bursts of very intense activity, interspersed with recovery periods of lower-intensity exercise. Sreekumaran Nair at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and his colleagues assigned groups of people aged between 18 and 30 and between 65 and 80 to three months of interval training, weight training or a combination of the two. Muscle biopsies were taken before and afterwards to measure the impact of these regimes on their cells.
Interval training boosted the ability of the mitochondria within cells to generate energy by 69 per cent in older volunteers, and by 49 per cent in the younger group."
Buoy | Understand Your Symptoms: Buoy is a digital health tool that helps you – from the moment you get sick – start your care on the right foot. https://www.facebook.com/buoyhealth/.
What’s the “Take Home” from Research on Dementia Trends?: Eric Larson and Kenneth Langa discuss whether the risk of dementia is increasing or decreasing over time. Eric B. Larson. Kenneth M. Langa. PLOS Medicine.
Staffing for pharmacies in Remote Areas.: Providing access to quality healthcare in under-served areas by leveraging mobile technology and Innovative staffing.
Climate Change Already Affecting Human Health: By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM The Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health, comprising 11 medical societies, is "sounding … NEJM Journal Watch.