Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Scientists extend lifespan of lab mice by 40 percent

Scientists have discovered a way to extend the lives of lab mice by 40 percent and suggest that it could one day be used as a treatment to boost human … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Guess my fasting blood sugar

Here’s a clue: The three readings taken quickly with three different meters pictured below are all from the same drop of blood this morning. A normal fasting glucose is 80 … Continue reading

December 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Meditation Improves Brain Function

There is mounting evidence from researchers at leading research institutions about the benefits of meditation for brain health and function. One of the latest series of studies, from researchers at … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Mind/Brain: Withdrawal makes quitting harder

Dan Mager, MSW writes:   A common misconception shared by many people, including those with addiction, their loved ones and friends, and even some medical and behavioral health professionals, is that … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Genetically engineered virus ‘cures’ patients of skin cancer

 … A genetically engineered virus has ‘cured’ patients of cancer for the first time in a breakthrough which raises hopes of an end to chemotherapy. In a worldwide study which … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Woman sees dragon faces

A 52-year-old woman whose rare condition was reported in The Lancet suffered from hallucinations that caused her to see human faces as dragons. “She could perceive and recognize actual faces, … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Researchers: Ten Percent of Ozone Pollution in California is from Asia

Approximately 10 percent of ozone pollution in California’s San Joaquin Valley is estimated to be coming from outside of the state’s borders, particularly from Asia, according to preliminary research presented … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · Leave a comment