Acupuncture’s impact on the body, mind and spirit

Stuart Lightbody’s The 361 Classical Acupuncture Points: Names, Functions, Descriptions and Locations, revolves around Classical Acupuncture’s impact on the body, mind and particularly the spirit of the patient. This book presents well-researched information on each acupuncture Point. It provides the student and practitioner with a deeper understanding of the therapeutic effects of the Points, drawing…

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A better testing method for patients with Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that manifests through symptoms such as tremor, slow movements, limb rigidity and gait and balance problems. As such, nearly all diagnostic testing revolves around how a patient moves and requires the patient to walk for extensive distances and amounts of time. The discomfort caused to patients by this kind…

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Inputs to the motor cortex make dexterous movements possible in mice

In a sleepy haze, reaching out and grabbing the coffee cup in front of you seems to happen on autopilot. But your caffeine-deprived brain is working hard. It’s collecting sensory information and other kinds of feedback — clues about where your arm is in space relative to the mug — and sending it to your…

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Researchers identify that mosquitoes can sense toxins through their legs

Researchers at LSTM have identified a completely new mechanism by which mosquitoes that carry malaria are becoming resistant to insecticide. After studying both Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles coluzzii, two major malaria vectors in West Africa, they found that a particular family of binding proteins situated in the insect’s legs were highly expressed in resistant populations.…

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Pentagon Warns Military Personnel Against At-Home DNA Tests

In an internal memo, Pentagon leadership has urged military personnel not to take mail-in DNA tests, warning that they create security risks, are unreliable and could negatively affect service members’ careers. The letter, which was reported by Yahoo News, was sent on Friday. It does not name any particular DNA testing companies, but counsels broadly…

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Farm to Table? More Like Ghost Kitchen to Sofa

New York City is the country’s largest market for food delivery, and demand is only growing. So while you may look at the city and see skyscrapers and randomly dispersed piles of trash, venture capitalists see a realm of monetary potential, where efficient systems like those created by food delivery apps could be shuffled: more…

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Smashing the Finance Patriarchy With Memes

Finance memes are still niche on Instagram; @MrsDowJones has yet to break 100,000 followers, but along with accounts like @Litquidity and @finance_god, it’s helping define the “finfluencer” (that’s financial influencer) category. Most of those accounts are anonymous, and according to Institutional Investor magazine, many of them are run by people who work in the business.…

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Wendy Whelan Is Inspired By Stravinsky and Chanel No. 19

Five years after taking her last curtsy with New York City Ballet, Wendy Whelan has relinquished the most rigorous aspects of a star dancer’s life. “All I want to do is spread,” she said, laughing. “The vertical ballerina is now happily getting horizontal.” But her post-retirement career — in February, she rejoined the company as…

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In Japanese New Year Dishes, a Family Connects With Its Past

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. — In Corinne Nakagawa Gooden’s kitchen, with a view of Mount Rainier and bald eagles fishing in Puget Sound, 16 relatives danced around one another as they prepared a Japanese-American New Year’s feast. Ms. Gooden’s daughters, both in their 40s, worked in tandem: Amy carried a pot of rice to Sydne, who…

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