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The Call

There are moments which mark your life. Moments when you realize nothing will ever be the same, and time is divided into two parts: before this, and after this… Sometimes you can feel such a moment coming. 402 more words


Do NOT Swallow Pennies

Copper is one of many metals that humans require. But there is a narrow range, sometimes a bit ironically referred to as the Goldilocks limits, … 253 more words

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Hi everyone!  Yesterday, I uploaded a post about my Grandfather’s struggles with ALS.  Today I am publishing an informational post about the disease so you can understand it more fully.  312 more words


My Grandfather's Struggles with ALS

Once upon a time, there was a man who led a remarkable life, at least in the eyes of all who knew him.  He was the second child of ten, and he grew up in Philadelphia until he moved to Belmont, California.  659 more words


With apologies to Cole Porter, repeat the repeat

Several previous blog entries discussed trinucleotide repeats. From two scientists about as physically far apart as one can get on our planet comes information about two genes that have what are called hexanucleotide repeats. 220 more words

Trinucleotide repeats

On December 12, 2017 the blog entry discussed some relatively promising news regarding the relatively uncommon group of diseases known collectively as Huntington’s Disease (including the recently defined Huntington’s-like Diseases). 271 more words

how it began

so I have been asked how did this start? It’s a question that no longer bothers me but for about the first year made my skin crawl! 610 more words

My Journey