Monday, January 31, 2005


Late January 31st

Researchers find diabetes trigger, possible fix
The researchers, from Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, discovered a genetic ''master switch" in the liver that is turned on when people become obese. Obesity has long been linked to diabetes, but the reason, until now, has been unknown. Joslin researchers found that once on, this switch produces low-level inflammation, which disrupts the body's ability to process insulin, causing type 2 diabetes.

Reasoning that aspirin-like drugs are used to quell inflammation, they successfully used the drugs, called salicylates, to eliminate the symptoms of type 2 diabetes in mice.
Mover Mike

Eight more quakes in Andaman-Nicobar – aftershock epicenters moving northwards...

The strangest thing observed is another smaller but very similar quake in Uttar Pradesh (a state in India), which is in the Northern India adjacent to the Himalayas.

When the epicenters of these quakes are joined with a straight line, it seems that the aftershock epicenter is moving along this line. The aftershocks are between 5.2 and 6.2 in Richter scale. After a series of aftershock there is approximately 78 hours of gap before the next series appears.
There were no quakes reported Monday in this area after four days of activity.

Mover Mike

Please welcome these new links:

Iowa Geek - The State is no substitute for personal responsibility. Good post on the 29th about How the press originally treated Lincoln after the Gettysburg Address

The Glittering Eye - Caught my eye with his posts on a number of topics.

The Tomo Report - Daily news and reporting from around the world.... Independent, conservative commentary... And links to the stories you won't see anywhere else...

Mover Mike

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