Posts Tagged ‘quote’

When Should I Get the New Bivalent Booster? – The New York Times

September 24, 2022

Doctors and immunologists said that, in general, people should wait four to six months after immunization to get a booster. Likewise, if you were recently infected with the coronavirus, you might want to wait that same amount of time before getting another shot.

Opinion | There’s Terrific News About the New Covid Boosters, but Few Are Hearing It – The New York Times

September 18, 2022 QT:{{”
The White House coronavirus response coordinator, Ashish Jha, said last week that people might consider getting the booster when they get flu shots, which many do in October and, barring a new variant curveball, think of it as an annual shot going forward. That’s fine if people do that, especially since many immunologists say it’s best to wait three to six months after one’s last vaccination or infection, and many people have had recent infections.

Longevity diet: How changing what you eat could add decades to your life | New Scientist

September 17, 2022


Limit calorie intake to maintain a body mass index of 22to 23 for men and 21 to 22 for women.

Eat a diet high in whole grains, legumes and nuts. Stop eating meat to restrict Intake of the amino acid methionine, but include some fish.

Aim to get between 45 and 60 per cent of calories from non-refined complex carbohydrates, 10 to 15 per cent from plant-based proteins and 25 to 35 per cent from plant-based fats

Do a limited daily fast, eating no calories from around 3 hours before bedtime and for the next 11 to 12 hours.

Every two to three months, undertake five days of complete fasting or a fasting-mlmicking diet

Low alcohol

iPad Notebook export for The Spike: An Epic Journey Through the Brain in 2.1 Seconds

August 20, 2022

iPad Notebook export for Overloaded: How Every Aspect of Your Life is Influenced by Your Brain Chemicals

August 14, 2022

Hospital and Drugmaker Move to Build Vast Database of New Yorkers’ DNA – The New York Times

August 13, 2022

Mark Gerstein, a professor of Biomedical Informatics at Yale University, said there was no question that genomic datasets were driving great medical discoveries. But he said he still would not participate in one himself, and he urged people to consider whether adding their DNA to a database might someday affect their

“I tend to be a worrier,” he said.

Our collective knowledge of mutations and what illnesses they are associated with — whether Alzheimer’s or schizophrenia — would only increase in the years ahead, he said. “If the datasets leaked some day, the information might be used to discriminate against the children or grandchildren of current participants,” Dr. Gerstein said. They might be teased or denied insurance, he added.

He noted that even if the data was anonymous and secure today, that could change. “Securing the information over long periods of time gets much harder,” he said, noting that Regeneron might not even exist in 50 years. “The risk of the data being hacked over such a long period of time becomes magnified,” he said.

iPad Notebook export for Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction

August 5, 2022

SLC6A4 Gene – GeneCards | SC6A4 Protein | SC6A4 Antibody

August 1, 2022

This gene encodes an integral membrane protein that transports the neurotransmitter serotonin from synaptic spaces into presynaptic neurons. The encoded protein terminates the action of serotonin and recycles it in a sodium-dependent manner. This protein is a target of psychomotor stimulants, such as amphetamines and cocaine, and is a member of the sodium:neurotransmitter symporter family. A repeat length polymorphism in the promoter of this gene has been shown to affect the rate of serotonin uptake. There have been conflicting results in the literature about the possible effect, if any, that this polymorphism may play in behavior and depression. [provided by RefSeq, May 2019]
famous serotonin re-update transporter

Opinion | Endemic Covid-19 Looks Pretty Brutal – The New York Times

July 31, 2022

If Bedford is correct — and that steady state means 100,000 annual Covid deaths going forward, for at least the next several years — the two facts may be a bit hard to square in your mind. (Especially if you remember both the initial state of emergency the pandemic called into being and the more recent hope that it could at some point “be over.”) A hundred thousand deaths is more than the annual toll of any other infectious disease and would make Covid-19 a top-10 cause of death in the country — a major and novel cause of widespread death clouding the American horizon with another dark layer of morbidity we had never known before. It’s a few multiples of a typical flu season and more than die each year from diabetes, pneumonia or kidney disease. …
Mina compares the building of immunity to the learning of a language. “It’s a fact of the biology of immunity that it’s really hard to build a brand-new memory and keep it if you’re old,” he says. “And so I do think that for quite a while our elderly population is going to keep having really big problems because they just can’t retain these new memories.” People exposed today, who will become 80 years old in 25 years or so, won’t have the same problem, Mina says, because they will have built their immune memory at a younger age.

Really liked the comparison of building immunity to the learning of a language. In a sense, the immune system learns things like the brain.

Why is the human brain so difficult to understand? We asked 4 neuroscientists.

July 31, 2022

Nearly 100 years ago, physicist Emerson Pugh famously said, “If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t.”

Liked the quote: “If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t.”