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Do you see the light?

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Sometimes, even your hoped for results astound you. Like, Dr. Hannah Iaccarino (MIT) found when she zapped a mouse with induced (but initial stages of) Alzheimer’s disease. The light caused brain wave induction (roughly 40 oscillations per second [Hz]). And, then she found that the toxic protein levels of amyloids halved.

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Innovation Practicalities

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One of the things I learned at MIT was how universities can increase their ability to provide scholarships and maintain their educational excellence.  It wasn’t from the conventional academic process.  No, these funds didn’t come from government grants for research.  Because even back then, there wasn’t much (or any) excess in the funding that was provided by NIH, DOD, NSF, and the variety of alphabet agencies that support our educational research programs.

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Kidney Transplant Hopes?

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There are some 10000 folks dying- while on the list to receive a kidney transplant- every year.  But, there are still no stem cell produced kidneys.  Which is why some Wake Forest researchers are seeking ways to skirt the political bugaboos regarding stem cells – and still trying to increase the availability of kidneys for those in need.

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Our Ostrich Behavior

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I really hate sounding like Chicken Little.  But, given the intellectual and economic prowess of our Congress (that’s both the House and the Senate), I really have no choice.  (Anyone else recognize the stupidity of bringing snowballs onto the floor to lambaste those who understand the import of global climate change?)

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