Monthly Archives: May 2012

What is neck shape?

When an object is seen, what we see is the external dimensions of contour. What we don’t see are the internal dimensions, the connections of the geometry of architecture that holds the shape together. When you observe cells as parts … Continue reading

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Marilyn in Chicago

Fleeting life limelight light shadow late afternoon light crowds billowing champagne dress caught in time At a distance along Michigan Avenue she stands at the height of trees, ballooning dress held down into a Chicago air blast gusts her serenity … Continue reading

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Nano surface adhesion

At the surface: contact cell behavior interactions at the interface. As cells strike artificial surfaces, what happens? Presently there is no exacting theory to explain such cell interactions as a predictive outcome following the contact event. The classical derivation is … Continue reading

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Mimicking fasting using the Ketogenic Diet: fasting and tensegrity

Two opposing religions that have collided violently in the past both support fasting as a means for achieving inner purity of the  soul. Fasting probably is the singular common ground between the Jewish people with the Muslim people. What is … Continue reading

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Grand-father former pro football players with their grand-sons. Gridiron or not to gridiron? That is the question..

What does a grand-father say about his grand-son playing football? The opinion tide is shifting as both parents and grand parents assess the risks of concussions. Concussions are perceived as a mild injury that repairs with time. What if the … Continue reading

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Oculomoter nerve C III with the pitching brain

CN III. Oculomotor Nerve Post Script added on June 3, 2012 “The oculomotor nerve originates from motor neurons in the oculomotor  (somatomotor) and Edinger-Westphal (visceral motor) nuclei in the brainstem. Nerve cell bodies in this region give rise to axons that exit … Continue reading

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Long term effects = short term effects?

Alzheimer dementia affects sensory systems, subtly at first. The diminished sense of smell is an early indicator of Alzheimer’s. In a previous essay,  Scent of a Brain, I wrote the following about the olfactory system with its unique vulnerability. When … Continue reading

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