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  1. If I burn my hand on a hot stove, does being CR'd (via the neuro-chemical effects of CR) help or "hurt" with physical pain? "Neuro-chemical effects of CR" aside, in Mailing List discussions from years ago, I (and others) commented that being CR'd may work against pain relief. E.g., fat insulates flesh and nerves from physical impacts and hot/cold surfaces. Further, slower wound healing means more time under the "pain area curve". OTOH, practitioner reports of fewer (or milder) headaches, etc., means less area. A recent paper in Nature reported relationships between immunity and pain. Because of CR's impact on immunity and because of the HUGE financial market (and incentives) for pain medication, it would be interesting to note CR vs. pain effects. Does anyone know of such specific research?
  2. KHashmi316

    Jeanne Calment was a fraud?!!

    It seems that quite a bit of the fundamental-level science is being re-examined. Some of it for the sake (and survival) of pop science. The British weekly excels at sensationalism ... That 13 July cover story about nutrition even calls in to question fruits and veggies. Despite all this marketing and scientific noise, I do think for those of us who can tolerate CR, and on an uninterrupted and life-long basis, we can safely ignore much of this distractia .
  3. KHashmi316

    Jeanne Calment was a fraud?!!

    Didn't realize this topic was already (unsurprisingly) prev. posted her on CRS...
  4. This Live Science article has been getting some attention since it was posted a few days ago (you may have caught the Aug. 16 topical segment on NPR Science Friday): https://www.livescience.com/oldest-people-may-not-be-so-old.html The World's Oldest People Might Not Be As Old As We Think--Poor record-keeping and fraud may be inflating the numbers.
  5. KHashmi316

    Earthquake prediction

    For those of you living in EQ zones, you may want to brace up ... Surprised this study (reported in Science, Oct. 2017) didn't get more attention: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/10/sloshing-earth-s-core-may-spike-major-earthquakes
  6. KHashmi316

    CR sleep ... some useful tips at last!

    About midnight awakening ... it helps to have your bladder empty. HOWEVER, on heavy CR, I can't get drowsy (or stay asleep) without some calories in the belly. As far as peeing ... a bad pan urinal can help ... I also found it helpful to not turn on bright lights ... one of these "reading lights" has a dim orange lamp that works well (clip it next to your bed)...
  7. For those on hard-core CR, you know may already be familiar with this SUCKY drawback. Difficulty in falling asleep ... difficulty in re-sleeping after any midnight awakening, etc. Indeed, these and other "CR sleep" topics have been the subject of several threads, back in the Mailing List days. It seems U.S. Navy research has come up with some tips that may help. The Navy aimed for 2 minutes. I am down to about 3-4 mins. Some of these tips new to me including: pro-actively positioning body to reduce "pressure points". If you're a back sleeper, you're all set. I'm a side sleeper, so I experimented a bit, till I found a very comfortable position. The other tip -- completely new to me -- is the LAST step. With eyelids shut, rolling eyeballs up and pulling them into sockets -- you'll feel a bit of pressure. I think this may be the natural position of eyeball in unconscious state. The following video is long-winded but if you can sit thru it, you might find it useful.
  8. KHashmi316

    CR vs. common illness

    Just some quick notes about my cat allergy... Before CR, the allergic reaction felt like a mild case of a cold or flu -- except, of course, the symptoms would dissipate a few hours after exposure to the animal. Also to note is that although this allergy was always mild, the allergy to cats persisted until my CR weight went below 120lbs. Which is what I call "hard core."
  9. New article focusing on senescence and senolytics. In the Podcast, Judy Campisi and Jan van Deursen discuss why they're excited to be researching senescence. https://www.nature.com/news/to-stay-young-kill-zombie-cells-1.22872 "Killing off cells that refuse to die on their own has proved a powerful anti-ageing strategy in mice. Now it's about to be tested in humans." Nature 550, 448–450 (26 October 2017) doi:10.1038/550448a
  10. I haven't kept up with supplement news in ages! As far as my own regimen ... years ago, I culled back on just about everything. Too $, too much micromanagement, too much fuss, etc**. If this latest article in Discover is accurate, seems I lucked out ;) http://discovermagazine.com/2017/oct/no-denying-it The article below appears in the Oct. 2017 issue of Discover magazine (no full-text online version yet avail. I've copied/pasted from PDF. Spelling an grammar errors are due to poor PDF conversion!!) ** Long-time List members may recall that several of us CR long-haulers crunched our diet in software to optimize daily RDA. Even on limited calorie intake, it's EASY to meet or exceed daily RDA. In 2004 (??) I adapted Michael Rae's "Tier" system of CR supplementation on my own cron-web site. It's here: http://ns1.commondns.com/~cronweb/supplements-guide-1.html Not sure how the Tier system has evolved over the past 13 years. Especially in light of studies such as the ones reported in the Discover article.
  11. I think a take-home message here is that a healthy hypothalamus is important to longevity (the end) regardless of the means. Stem cells, CR, exercise, not smoking, etc.
  12. This was one of the stories in last week's Nature podcast (text and audio segment on linked page): https://www.nature.com/news/brain-s-stem-cells-slow-ageing-in-mice-1.22367
  13. This just uploaded today on UCTV: ------------------------ Osteoporosis compromises your bone strength - increasing your risk of fractures. Heather Hofflich, DO, FACE, Clinical Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego Health System explains how osteoporosis is diagnosed, its secondary causes, as well as treatment and prevention options. Series: "Stein Institute for Research on Aging" [8/2017] [show ID: 31841]
  14. KHashmi316

    Hallmarks of Cancer

    The now-classic "Hallmarks of Cancer" article from 2000 was updated in 2011 with four additional hallmarks. Scientific American presented a series of blogs on the updated Weinberg / Hanahan article: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/09/11/introduction-to-the-hallmarks-of-cancer/ A short, related video from European Journal of Cancer is here: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/cancer-hallmarks-how-cancers-grow-video/ -Khurram
  15. KHashmi316

    C aRt (or CR art)

    Well, we're all fairly well familiar with CR science (at least in its current state of the art) ... But how would one (practitioner or nor) approach CR from an artistic base -- either academic, professional (book cover) or pure (for its own sake)? Thought of in a different way ... say the CRS finally acquires permanent office space (building) .. how would one adorn/decorate its walls, hallways, lobby, facade, or front lawn? ... Maybe something like the Irish Famine Memorial in Dublin (w/o the depiction of gloom/horror...and a bit more muscle!) Long time followers of the CR List may recall some discussion of Posada's Mexican Death Art a while back: Tho' one can see the immediate general-audience appeal of this decorative image, currently on the CRS home page: -Khurram