You say Potato, I say.. Sponge Cake?

Since starting this blog a few years back, I have had some interesting feedback on the diagnostics and research of the odd ailments and conditions, and yet, I’ve gotten more than a few questions that really defied an easy answer. Not surprisingly, these were not health or medically related. Here is a short post that …

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Two Kirks, One Ship

I recall as a child watching an episode of Star Trek where a malfunction in the transporter created two Captain Kirks. Although I was very young at the time, I recall wondering, if the transporter disassembled and then reassembled matter how could there be two full-sized Captain Kirks? Wouldn’t the best possible outcome be two …

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How Leptin, Ghrelin, and other Hormones can Thwart your best efforts to get “thin.”

In 1950, researchers at Maine's Jackson Labs produced a strain of Mice labeled OB/OB, or Obese/Obese, as both parents carried a recessive mutation that was expressed in Obesity. This recessive mutation was found to cause the mice to become three times as large as normal mice, and their appetites were ravenous. They were inactive and …

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