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HELPING YOU GET STRONGER SINCE 2004

Looking At : Sep 2, 2018
Written By : Scott Bird
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During the past week we’ve discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Nuzzel The Daily ‘Paper’ and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

  • CRISPR Editing Used To Partially Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy In Large Mammals : Dogs in this particular case – humans next.
    Incidentally, I watched the ‘Andre the Giant’ documentary again last night (if you’ve never seen it, it’s a wonderful look at his life & wrestling career) – would love to see something similar applied to Acromegaly (and many other conditions).
  • The ‘Time-Restricted Feeding’ Form Of Intermittent Fasting Can Reduce Body Fat : Interesting research – look forward to seeing larger studies on this area.
  • Liver Disease Drug Could Help Restore Cells Damaged By Alzheimer’s : Wonderful. Especially as the drug is already in widespread use.
  • A Way To Regenerate Nerve Fibres Across A Complete Spinal Cord Injury (In Mice) : Fantastic.
  • A 3D-Printed ‘Bionic Eye’ : Promising indeed.

We also talked about The gyms offering ‘sleep pods’ for quick naps during work hours, Using AI to identify several eye diseases and a whole lot more. Keep up with the World of Health & Fitness in the Straight to the Bar Community on Google+, and in the Daily ‘Newspaper‘ on Nuzzel. Absolutely free.

Over to you. Drop us a line on Twitter ( @scottbird ), or add a comment below.

Cheers.

 

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Written By Scott Bird
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