Blood Experiments to Reduce Aging Are Making a Comeback

Parabiosis stitches together the vasculature of two living animals to see if young, healthy blood can improve the health of an aging animal.

The technique fell out of favor in the 1970s, but experiments at Stanford University and elsewhere have begun testing parabiosis and the effects of young blood on older humans.

So far young blood or plasma has not proven to extend life. Only caloric restriction and rapamycin have been shown to reverse the effects of ageing across human tissue.

Scientists at Stanford have found that “umbilical cord plasma from humans contains proteins that improve cognitive function in aged mice.”

There is no word of the treatment Joe Biden is undergoing for debate preparation.

CONCERNSWHEN WILL SCIENCE GO TOO FAR

  • Young blood could activate stem cells in older patients potentially increasing unwanted division of cancer cells.
  • Human trafficking as communist and socialist nation’s continue to devalue the individual for the collective’s sake.
  • During experiments one mouse sometimes ate the head of the other mouse!
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Biden’s Tax Returns Reveal He Eluded Obamacare Taxes

The media is obsessed with President Trump’s taxes yet fail to scrutinize Joe Biden, whose returns reveal he dodged the “high income” tax written into the socialist Obamacare program.

Biden’s income skyrocketed from $400,000 to $11 million after leaving office.

To avoid paying the 0.9% “high-income” tax on wages in Section 9015 of Obamacare, he funneled his book royalties and speaking fees through two corporations, CelticCapri Corporation and Giacoppa Corporation, and listed his earnings as corporate profits.

Do as thou wilt, apparently.

See more toons from the talented Mike Shelton.

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SARS-CoV-2 PCR Testing Scrutinized for Returning Variable Results

Disclaimer: This article is not considered medical advice. Consult your doctor.

The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, invented in 1985 by Kary Mullis, is one of the methods being used by laboratories to detect SARS CoV-2 in patients, and can deliver various results depending on their use.

The PCR test duplicates a tiny amount of a patient’s DNA or RNA into large detectable quantities, by running samples through amplification “cycles.” Too few cycles eliminate valid results, and too many cycles increases false positives. (Some tests, like those from Thermo Fisher recommend 25-30 cycles.)

Canadian researcher David Crowe, with a degree in biology and mathematics, explains, “So, if you cut off at 20 [cycles], everybody would be negative. If you cut off a 50, you might have everybody positive… In one paper I found 37 cycles. If you didn’t get enough fluorescence by 37 cycles, you are considered negative. In another, paper, the cutoff was 36. Thirty-seven to 40 were considered ‘indeterminate.'”

Laboratories set their own cycle thresholds. The CDC has suggested that above 33 cycles it is difficult to detect any virus. Also, too high a threshold may detect genetic fragments that pose no risk.

According to Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Columbia University, “It’s just kind of mind-blowing to me that people are not recording the C.T. [cycle thresholds] values from all these tests — that they’re just returning a positive or a negative.”

A widely circulated article by Torsten Engelbrecht and Konstantin Demeter has cited evidence that PCR tests are scientifically meaningless for SARS CoV-2, which Politifact has debunked, which prompted a follow-up refutal.

Infographic courtesy the Mayo Clinic.

TYPES OF SARS-COV-2 TESTS

PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)
Confirms if you have the remains of a virus in your body. (Not antibodies)

Antibody tests
Determines if you have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the past. (Antibodies start developing within 1 to 3 weeks after infection, but could disappear months later if case was mild.)

Antigen tests
Identifies virus mid-infection as it’s multiplying. The Trump Administration has purchased 150 million from Abbott Labs. (Antigens are proteins on the outside of the virus.)

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The Democrats’ Holy Grail

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made certain she was on hand to question the lawyer for the Little Sisters of the Poor this week. Democrats want to force them to provide coverage with free contraceptives and an abortifacient. Read more at Churchmilitant.com | The oral arguments transcript at SupremeCourt.gov

Is Ella Considered Abortion?

The FDA under Obamacare considers Ulipristal Acetate (nicknamed “Ella” to make it seem less murderous) to be a contraceptive. Congressional testimony by Jane Belford of the Archdiocese of Washington described it as “being able to disrupt an already implanted pregnancy by blocking progesterone. This effect, confirmed in various animal studies, would be an abortion by anyone’s definition.” Read more at The Washington Examiner.

Illustration courtesy the talented Pat Cross.

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Coronavirus Case Study of One Family’s Infection

A coronavirus study done by researchers at University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital studied a family of seven after their visit from Wuhan, China between Dec 29, 2019 and Jan 4, 2020, who then returned to Shenzhen.

None of the family members had contacts with Wuhan markets or animals. Two had visited a Wuhan hospital. Six of the seven were infected.

Read details at The Lancet, which is doing a great job of tracking the coronavirus.

Whistleblower death

Chinese citizens were allowed by the communist government to see a rare negative update this week, after an original coronavirus whistleblower Dr. Li Wenliang, died from the coronavirus. He had been reprimanded for “severely disrupting social order.” Read more at The Epoch Times

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100 Million Projected Coronavirus Infections

100 million people could be infected with the Wuhan coronavirus by Feb. 20, 2020, using a conservative 2.5 infection rate geometric projection. (not the worse 3.8 infection rate projected for coronavirus).

This is not a prediction, since successful quarantines and possible vaccines could slow the spread.

Blue line: Actual number of reported cases at 4,515 as of January 27.

Feb. 6 UPDATE: 31,525 cases. (South China Morning Post)

Orange line: Progression if 1 person infects 2-2.5 people.

Spanish flu infection rate: 1.4 – 2.8.

Coronavirus projected infection rate: 3.6-4.0, according to a report by UK researcher Jonathan Read available in PDF from Medrxiv.org.

Chart created by Bianco Research.

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