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The Forum for Negative Results is a journal for publishing papers about hypotheses which turned out to be irretreviably wrong.

This is important because most publications have a bias towards publishing papers which prove hypotheses, so a lot of valuable information about what didn't work gets lost.

The link includes a list of negative results journals in other fields.

All Results Journals is an additional bunch of nothing-under-the-rug journals for various fields.

Links thanks to Morendil and Kyrie, respectively.
nancylebov: blue moon (Default)
An article about the possiblity that a lot of frailty (serious loss of energy, mobility, and mental focus) could be low-intensity cardiovascular problems, and also evidence that exposure to good or bad ideas about aging affects people's capacities. Even minor or subliminal exposure to positive or negative views of aging causes measureable differences.

Speaking from experience with self-hatred, I notice real differences in my ability to do things when I can shut it off. This is especially relevent since a lot of what I tend to attack myself about is incompetence.

This is one of those "everything they've been telling you is wrong" articles. It looks as though genes might have rather little to do with lifespan. A big study of identical twins found an average ten-year difference in lifespan, and no one knows why. The difference isn't just people who died young of accidents screwing up the stats.

One hypothesis which isn't mentioned is that gene expression can get turned on or off, so that people with the same genes don't necessarily get the same effects from them.

This one is about how much health and longevity have improved in the past century and a half. It looks as though a lot of the change is better prevention of disease (disease can have long-term debilitating effects, even cancer, which was a surprise) rather than lifestyle. It backs up something I'd noticed--people don't age as fast as they used to--the article says that the diseases of aging now kick in about ten years later.

Here's a topic page with all three articles. It might be worth checking on now and then.

This is a permanent link generator for NYTimes articles.

Link and some good comments found at Body Impolitic.
nancylebov: blue moon (Default)
An article about the possiblity that a lot of frailty (serious loss of energy, mobility, and mental focus) could be low-intensity cardiovascular problems, and also evidence that exposure to good or bad ideas about aging affects people's capacities. Even minor or subliminal exposure to positive or negative views of aging causes measureable differences.

Speaking from experience with self-hatred, I notice real differences in my ability to do things when I can shut it off. This is especially relevent since a lot of what I tend to attack myself about is incompetence.

This is one of those "everything they've been telling you is wrong" articles. It looks as though genes might have rather little to do with lifespan. A big study of identical twins found an average ten-year difference in lifespan, and no one knows why. The difference isn't just people who died young of accidents screwing up the stats.

One hypothesis which isn't mentioned is that gene expression can get turned on or off, so that people with the same genes don't necessarily get the same effects from them.

This one is about how much health and longevity have improved in the past century and a half. It looks as though a lot of the change is better prevention of disease (disease can have long-term debilitating effects, even cancer, which was a surprise) rather than lifestyle. It backs up something I'd noticed--people don't age as fast as they used to--the article says that the diseases of aging now kick in about ten years later.

Here's a topic page with all three articles. It might be worth checking on now and then.

This is a permanent link generator for NYTimes articles.

Link and some good comments found at Body Impolitic.
nancylebov: blue moon (Default)
http://studiodaily.com/main/searchlist/6850.html is a gorgeous animation about what goes on in cells.

Link thanks to [livejournal.com profile] bruceb.

NonOBSF: _A Wind in the Door_ by Madeline L'Engle, which is as far as I know the only sf where much of the story takes place on the cellular level.
nancylebov: blue moon (Default)
http://studiodaily.com/main/searchlist/6850.html is a gorgeous animation about what goes on in cells.

Link thanks to [livejournal.com profile] bruceb.

NonOBSF: _A Wind in the Door_ by Madeline L'Engle, which is as far as I know the only sf where much of the story takes place on the cellular level.
nancylebov: blue moon (Default)
Here's an article about recent research. Lots about intestinal microbes and how they affect digestive efficiency and plenty about possible viral involvement in some people's obesity. The viral one is interesting--if it causes fat accumulation but low blood cholesterol, does that lower the risk of heart disease?

Here's my previous post on alternate theories of obesity.
nancylebov: blue moon (Default)
Here's an article about recent research. Lots about intestinal microbes and how they affect digestive efficiency and plenty about possible viral involvement in some people's obesity. The viral one is interesting--if it causes fat accumulation but low blood cholesterol, does that lower the risk of heart disease?

Here's my previous post on alternate theories of obesity.

Leviathan?

Nov. 12th, 2004 10:00 am
nancylebov: blue moon (Default)
Big bloops from unknown creatures in the ocean. It probably isn't giant squid--they don't have gas bladders, or at least squid generally don't.

Links found at [livejournal.com profile] bbaugh.

Leviathan?

Nov. 12th, 2004 10:00 am
nancylebov: blue moon (Default)
Big bloops from unknown creatures in the ocean. It probably isn't giant squid--they don't have gas bladders, or at least squid generally don't.

Links found at [livejournal.com profile] bbaugh.

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