On Feline Alzheimer's

A study at Edinburgh University has shown that cats are susceptible to Alzheimer’s Disease. It has long been known cats can suffer from dementia, but the study identified a key protein which can cause mental deterioration, similar to humans. [SNIP] Scientists already thought cats were susceptible to dementia because previous research identified thick, gritty plaquesContinue reading “On Feline Alzheimer's”

On July 4th

Today, we commemorate America’s Declaration of Independence from Britain over two centuries ago. Many of us, as Homer Simpson so proudly proclaimed, will spend today celebrating America by blowing up a small part of it. I’m reminded today of something I encountered last year, people in lawn chairs along the interstate to view fireworks. InContinue reading “On July 4th”