New version of common antibiotic could eliminate risk of hearing loss — ScienceDaily

A commonly used antibiotic can be modified to eliminate the risk that it will cause hearing loss, a study in mice has demonstrated. The newly patented antibiotic, N1MS, cured urinary tract infection in mice just as well as sisomcicin, but did not cause deafness, study results show. The study presents a promising new approach toContinue reading “New version of common antibiotic could eliminate risk of hearing loss — ScienceDaily”

‘Darwinian’ test uncovers an antidepressant’s hidden toxicity — ScienceDaily

Because of undetected toxicity problems, about a third of prescription drugs approved in the U.S. are withdrawn from the market or require added warning labels limiting their use. An exceptionally sensitive toxicity test invented at the University of Utah could make it possible to uncover more of these dangerous side effects early in pharmaceutical developmentContinue reading “‘Darwinian’ test uncovers an antidepressant’s hidden toxicity — ScienceDaily”

Sugar toxic to mice in ‘safe’ doses, test finds — ScienceDaily

When mice ate a diet of 25 percent extra sugar — the mouse equivalent of a healthy human diet plus three cans of soda daily — females died at twice the normal rate and males were a quarter less likely to hold territory and reproduce, according to a toxicity test developed at the University ofContinue reading “Sugar toxic to mice in ‘safe’ doses, test finds — ScienceDaily”

Mexican Chocolate Macaroons Against All Grain

  Reblogged post from urbanposer.com: via » Guest Post: Mexican Chocolate Macaroons Against All Grain.   Of the endless variety of cakes and candies and pastries and pies, there is nothing that makes my heart beat faster than any kind of tiny, bite-size creations. Mini éclairs, petit-fours, cream puffs and the holy grail of allContinue reading “Mexican Chocolate Macaroons Against All Grain”

What if?

I just finished reading an article by Jeff Warren in the new Scientist issue of Dec. 24th which is confirming some of my thinking on Highly Sensitive People and embodied thinking. Embodied thinking is a term that encompasses both cognition and sensorial intelligence. Scientists now know that whales and dolphins have advanced sensorial abilities. TheirContinue reading “What if?”