There are so many days I don’t post. I don’t post because I have no energy, no reserves left. Writing seems to be a tremendous chore, a chore I do for no one but myself. I am often slack, tired and I opt to nap instead of put down on paper what happened the day, the week, the month before, but some days I feel compelled. Today is a [Read more…] about Angst…
It has always been interesting to me that whenever vaccine questions arise people assume the data has been studied and vaccinations have been proven safe to inject into their children. We now have more suggested vaccinations over our lifetime than any other county, the closest is Japan and [Read more…] about Leaders of the free world, #36 in life expectancy.
Snail Memory Study Offers Hope To Trauma Victims
by Alex Dobuzinskis for the Post Chronicle.
Scientists have managed to erase memories in common marine snails, a finding that could lead to new treatments for human victims of post-traumatic stress disorder, the researchers said on Tuesday.
In a study conducted at the University of California at Los Angeles, neuroscientists demonstrated that blocking the activity of a key enzyme kept the Aplysia snails from cringing when touched in a once-painful spot.
They reasoned that blocking the same enzyme in people might help erase painful memories and could even have implications for Alzheimer’s disease and drug addiction, two other ailments tied to memory.
The study, reported by UCLA on Tuesday, was due to be published on Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience.
“This has implications for psychiatric disorders that are related to memory,” David Glanzman, senior author of the study, said in a statement. “Post-traumatic stress disorder is a hyper induction of a long-term memory that won’t go away.” read the entire article here
and this is why Beyond Logic, consequences and control is so important for me to read, and read, and re-read if necessary. Although his behavior can be exhausting, my son is running around all day controlling situations and manipulating emotions not because he can, or that he wants to, but because he is [Read more…] about Ok, I take it all back.
I know I should say world peace, but honestly I don’t. My 1st impulsive thought is always “win the lottery” after all isn’t that everyone’s ultimate ticket to warm beaches and life-long security? However, something strange has been happening of late when faced with that question – my wish has started to change. Its a wish I think maybe I would be better keeping to myself, but in the interests of full-disclosure I am starting to embrace my new guilty secret wish.
I wish for a ‘normal’ day. Yes, just a normal [Read more…] about What do I wish for?