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Restored Hearing Not Nearing

Scott LaFee on

Perishable Publications

Many, if not most, published research papers have titles that defy comprehension. They use specialized jargon, complex words and opaque phrases such as "nonlinear dynamics." Sometimes they don't, yet they're still hard to figure out. Here's an actual title of an actual published research study: "miR miR on the wall, who's the most malignant medulloblastoma miR of them all?"

miRs are non-coding genetic elements that play important roles in regulating gene expression. Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor in children.

Fit to Be Tried

There are thousands of exercises, and you've only got one body, but that doesn't mean you can't try them all: Burpees have a funny name (named after physiologist Royal H. Burpee, who created them as part of his PhD thesis), but they are serious work, good for cardiovascular endurance and muscle strength.

1: Start by standing upright with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms down at your sides.

2: With your hands out in front of you, start to squat down. When your hands reach the ground, pop your legs straight back into a pushup position.

3: Jump your feet up to your palms by hinging at the waist. Get your feet as close to your hands as you can get, landing them outside your hands if necessary.

4: Stand up straight, bringing your arms above your head and jump.

5: This is one rep. Complete three sets of 10 reps as a beginner.

Med School

Question: Who was Cushing's disease named after?


A: Peter Cushing

B: Christine Cushing

C: Harvey Cushing

D: Otto Cushing

E: No one. Cushing describes a physical aspect of the disease.

Answer: C. Harvey Cushing (1869-1939) was a pioneering American neurosurgeon and the first to describe a hormonal dysfunction that results in upper body obesity, thin limbs and bones so weak they easily fracture. Peter Cushing (1913-1994) was a British actor. Christine Cushing is a Canadian celebrity chef. Otto Cushing (1820-1942) was an American artist.

Last Words

"He's got several units of Phoenix police on his tail right here and, uh, Jim, stay with him, looks like he's gonna try and take another vehicle here. We'll see if they block him in there. Looks like they've got him blocked in there, but he did get h... " -- Scott Bowerbank, pilot for KTVK's Newschopper3, which was involved in a 2007 mid-air collision with KNXV-TV's Chopper 15 while both were covering a police pursuit. All four occupants of the two helicopters will killed; there were no ground casualties.


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