Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Scientists turn dangerous cancer cells into harmless potentially cancer fighting immune cells

After a chance observation in the lab, … researchers found a method that can cause dangerous leukemia cells to mature into harmless immune cells known as macrophages. The findings are … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Chemistry of Love

How are you doing in the LOVE department? Are you IN love? Breaking up? Sad and lonely? Angry at the world? Have you never been in love?  Not sure? Here’s … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · 4 Comments

Daylight Savings Time Is Rough on Your Health

I had the few days around Daylight Savings Time are one of the prime times for hospitals to be busy, in my experience. Do you have a healthy way to … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

I have the genetic mutation for perfect (absolute) pitch

With a year or more of work I’m to the point where I can almost always pull a correct C note out of thin air with no musical reference.  People … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

Gut microbes predict undernutrition

Gut microbes may predict whether or not children will suffer undernutrition as they grow, according to a study with twins in Malawi. Tens of trillions of microbes live in the … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

REWARD: 1st to answer this question earns cash money

I need a real answer, an answer that I believe does exist, but one that the company that makes the product about which I have the question could not or … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Great Blood Glucose Meter Conspiracy (GBGMC)

If you are on insulin or other medications, don’t do anything stupid based on what I’m about to propose. Consult your doctor. Okay. What if your glucose meter is lying … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment
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