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So…how do you get on? Getting off is real easy, I bet

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February 24, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | Comments Off on So…how do you get on? Getting off is real easy, I bet

Irish coffee is good for your brain? Maybe, if you had a stroke.

More at Yahoo! News

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Giving stroke patients a caffeine-alcohol mixture in concert with a clot-busting drug was safe and led to better recovery, new research shows.

One of the researchers has a patent on the mixture, called caffeinol, but lead author Dr. Sheryl Martin-Schild, a neurovascular fellow at the University of Texas Health Science Center, noted that, “this could easily be put together by pharmacists, it’s easy to deliver and well-tolerated.”

The group has U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to use caffeinol in studies and is hoping approval for “common consumption” will follow.

February 24, 2008 Posted by | Medical, medicine | Comments Off on Irish coffee is good for your brain? Maybe, if you had a stroke.

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Scoop On Poop

dungman.jpg When scientists around the world think of dung, they think of Jim Mead. Mead, a researcher at Northern Arizona University, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on animal dung, and he’s got the poop to prove it.

“You have got to laugh at this bizarre resource,” says Mead, director of NAU’s Laboratory of Quaternary Paleontology. “Although I don’t think anyone is keeping track, I suspect we have the largest comparative animal dung collection in the world. If someone needs to identify dung, they send it to me.”

February 24, 2008 Posted by | Strange jobs | Comments Off on File under “Strange Jobs”