Cytokine storm in COVID-19 / sepsis due to “cancer metabolism” (Warburg Effect)

A great study illustrating the crucial effects of metabolism even in “non-metabolic” conditions like COVID-19. We already have evidence that increased PUFA peroxidation is one of the causes behind the (often lethal) cytokine storm in viral diseases, including COVID-19. However, the direct mechanism through which immune cells such as phagocytes “go berserk” and increase release … Read more Cytokine storm in COVID-19 / sepsis due to “cancer metabolism” (Warburg Effect)

New science blooms after “stars” die

As the article aptly quotes Max Planck, the running joke in physics for the last 100+ years has always been that science advances “one funeral at a time”. However, up until the study below came out this informal statement/knowledge was viewed as little more than the gripe of cynical, disillusioned, overworked post-docs. Shockingly, it appears … Read more New science blooms after “stars” die

The brain can be revived hours after death, and without a body

I mentioned the idea of “suspended animation” on several of Danny Roddy’s podcasts and posted in a few threads that rat brains have been kept alive for days during experiments conducted in the early 1990s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspended_animation https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8281302 These experiments severely challenge our idea of what it means to be “dead” and suggest there is indeed … Read more The brain can be revived hours after death, and without a body