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by Nick
Sun 10 Feb 2008 10:21
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Morgellons: Figments of the Imagination?
Replies: 29
Views: 5717

Re: Morgellons: Figments of the Imagination?

Next they subjected fibers to gas chromatography. Compounds put through this process are encased in a vacuum chamber and exposed to high heat; the temperature at which they reach boiling point is a clue to what compound they are made of. The forensic experts had a database that included the boiling...
by Nick
Sun 10 Feb 2008 10:18
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Morgellons: Figments of the Imagination?
Replies: 29
Views: 5717

Re: Morgellons: Figments of the Imagination?

The neuropathy and other symptoms could be just the tick diseases, with the fibers something else. I made that point in my first posting: the cluster of symptoms reported could have numerous sources, not just the fiber source. The lesions and open sores could be a symptom of one thing, and the fibe...
by Nick
Sat 9 Feb 2008 22:13
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Tom Grier---- a question
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: Tom Grier---- a question

cave76 wrote: Why? Because it can? :bonk:
YES, it has loads of genes available so if anyone can do it, it is the Bb critter :mrgreen:
by Nick
Sat 9 Feb 2008 22:12
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Epigenetics ---- as if things weren'complicated enough!
Replies: 17
Views: 2580

Re: Epigenetics ---- as if things weren'complicated enough!

Nick, just wanted to say that I've missed reading your posts. I am glad to see you here! Hope you are doing well. thanks :) I had a really bad time, but things have improved a lot the last two weeks so I'm back. Maybe the improvement comes from starting the Buhner protocol a few weeks ago, but it i...
by Nick
Sat 9 Feb 2008 22:07
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Cells of the innate immune system recognize hostile invaders
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Re: Cells of the innate immune system recognize hostile invaders

I guess I'll trust my innate immune system to take care of parasites----rather than swallow the gunk promoted on some web sites. and just the same, parasites like Bb trust their highly evolved cloacking systems to take care of the host immune system. After all, they have already more than 100 milli...
by Nick
Sat 9 Feb 2008 22:01
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Tom Grier---- a question
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: Tom Grier---- a question

some scientists think that many single cell organisms have pleomorphism. Science doesn't like the idea, because classification is based on phenotype, so the idea that phenotype can change on the fly makes all the classification (and other science that is based on it) unreliable. Because of this gene...
by Nick
Sat 9 Feb 2008 21:56
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Relapsing Fevers
Replies: 14
Views: 2001

Re: Relapsing Fevers

Do you think that someone infected with one of these could test positive on ELISA for Lyme? that could be, but I think they are less likely to test positive than people infected with the borrelia strains for which the ELISA test was developed. Same story for the Western Blot. Probably there will be...
by Nick
Sat 9 Feb 2008 21:48
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Md. Scientists Build Bacterial Chromosome
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: Md. Scientists Build Bacterial Chromosome

Venter said the goal is to design novel microbes whose handcrafted genomes endow them with the ability produce useful chemicals, including renewable synthetic fuels that could substitute for oil. Critics, however, countered that without better oversight of the fledgling field, synthetic biology is ...
by Nick
Sat 9 Feb 2008 21:42
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Phagolysosomal alkalinization and bactericidal effect of ABX
Replies: 4
Views: 1092

Re: Phagolysosomal alkalinization and bactericidal effect of ABX

CONCLUSIONS: These results support the hypothesis that the Lyme borrelia reside in an acidic endosome and that the use of a lysosomotropic agent augments the clinical activity of macrolide antibiotics in the treatment of patients with chronic Lyme Disease. I doubt it; if some microscopy videos (e.g...
by Nick
Sat 9 Feb 2008 21:32
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Epigenetics ---- as if things weren'complicated enough!
Replies: 17
Views: 2580

Re: Epigenetics ---- as if things weren'complicated enough!

Another really neat expression of the epigenome is the fact that we have moles in different spots than one another, her hair got curlier than mine over the years, she's a half-inch taller than I, she only got the OCD and not the agoraphobia, and she grew a hurthle-cell thyroid tumor when I did not....