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Looking At : Dec 23, 2012
Posted By Scott Bird
Filed In : Weekly summary
Binoculars at Echo Point

Echo Point, Blue Mountains.

During the past week we’ve discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, the Forums and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

  • Cannabis Makes Pain More Bearable (But Doesn’t Actually Reduce It) : This won’t come as a surprise to many, but it’s certainly an interesting distinction. Over to the team at Oxford University‘s Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain.
  • Olympians Live Longer : Another one that may not come as a shock, though it’s great to see the research. Various types of Olympians live longer than the remainder of the population.
  • UK to Host 2017 Paralympic World Athletic Championships : It seems the UK intends to make the most of their assorted Olympic facilities, getting ready to host a number of major sporting events over the next few years. Joining that list is the 2017 Paralympic World Athletic Championships.
  • How Cancer cells Communicate with Healthy Cells : It’s long been known that cancerous cells co-opt neighbouring cells via a process known as metastatis – although the details have been somewhat sketchy. Now researchers at Toronto’s Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute have managed to identify exactly how this process works. Fantastic.

There were also a number of things discussed on the Straight to the Bar Community pages : Gillingham Grippers, Neck injuries and a whole lot more. Swing by.

Over to you. Drop us a line on Twitter, or add a comment below. Cheers.

NB : if you love talking about strength-training as much as I do, you might also like to check out the Straight to the Bar Daily. A regular dose of fitness-focussed discussions, absolutely free.


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