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Thu
31
Aug
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FDA approves Custom treatment for Leukemia Patients

Kymriah

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Good news for those who are affected and effected by lymphoblastic leukemia.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the first gene therapy available in the United States, welcoming a new approach to the treatment of cancer. 

Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD said, “We’re entering a new frontier in medical innovation with the ability to reprogram a patient’s own cells to attack a deadly cancer,” he continued, “New technologies such as gene and cell therapies hold out the potential to transform medicine and create an inflection point in our ability to treat and even cure many intractable illnesses. At the FDA, we’re committed to helping expedite the development and review of groundbreaking treatments that have the potential to be life-saving.”

Wed
30
Aug
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FDA's new designation makes Molly Legal

Molly

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to MDMA or Molly’s.  The federal organization is working with the non-profit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies(MAPS) to provide the drug in Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome cases. 

By granting Breakthrough Therapy status, the FDA has agreed that this treatment may have a meaningful advantage and greater compliance over available medications for PTSD. 

When MDMA gets into the bloodstream, it prompts a massive release of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.  It offers a euphoric feeling and gives users a sense of empathy and of physical sensations.  It’s become the drug of Raves because of the alluring beats and aesthetically pleasing environment. 

Tue
29
Aug
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Iowa Man Steal Millions sentenced up to 25 years; Virginia man Steals tires and wheels Sentenced to 132 Years

Brooks and Tipton

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

An Iowa man is being accused of stealing millions in a multistate lottery fraud. 

Computer programmer Eddie Tipton, 54, is said to be the brain behind the scandal that included a Texas Judge and a Texas businessman.  Tipton installed software that allowed him to pick winning numbers in some of the nation’s biggest lottery drawings. 

He won $16.5 million on a Hot Lotto ticket that was purchased at a Des Moines convenience store in 2010, but he was not able to anonymously collect and the scheme began to unravel.  The Judge in Texas was his brother Tommy Tipton who is serving a 75-day jail sentence after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit theft by deception and Businessman Robert Rhodes is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday. 

Mon
28
Aug
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Coffee Leads to a Longer Life

Coffee Drinkers Live Longer

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Drink more coffee.  Since the Boston tea party and the revolt against the queen, Americans have preferred Coffee. A new study suggest coffee leads to a longer life. 

The European Cardiac Society Congress 2017 released findings that suggest of 20,000 participants people wo consumed at least four cups of coffee per day had a 64% lower risk of death than those who never drank or seldom drank the dark beverage.   It showed that those who drank at least two cups a day had a 22% lower risk of death. 

The study included middle age drinkers with an average age of 37 years.  The participants were followed for a ten-year period and it reports that of the total of participants 337 died. 

Coffee is rich in antioxidants (chlorogenic acids) which may provide a protective anti-inflammatory effect in the body and brain.  

Fri
25
Aug
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First White man Executed for racially motivated Killing since 1970's

Asay

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Mark James Asay is no longer. 

On Thursday Asay was executed for killing what he thought was two black men.   Unsurprisingly, he became the first white man to be put to death for killing a black man since capital punishment was reinitiated in the 1970’s. 

According to a recent study when a white person kills a black man in the United States, the killer often faces NO legal consequences.  Based on an examination of 400,000 homicides committed by civilians from 1980 to 2014, one in six of white on black killings no criminal sanction is involved. 

Asay told the court that his white supremacy tattoos were props he used while doing time in a Texas prison, and that he was not a racist. 

Thu
24
Aug
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Angry White-man: Ohio Supreme Court Justice Blast the Brown's

O'Neal

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Judge Bill O’Neill wrote on social media that he won’t attend any games due to the Cleveland Browns’ protest of Injustice against unarmed Blacks in the United States.  He even goes as far as to attempt to draft shame the players referring to them as “draft dodging millionaire athletes.” 

Sounds like the ‘Angry Whiteman’ to me. 

Derrick Johnson of the NAACP says, “No player should be victimized and discriminated against because of his exercise of free speech – to do so is in violation of his rights under the Constitution and the NFL’s own regulations.” 

Is it healthy to have a State Supreme Court Justice take this stance on the protest of the government killing of unarmed Black men? 

Tue
22
Aug
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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417 million in Talc based powder Case

Johnson & Johnson

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay$417 million to a California woman who says she developed ovarian cancer after using baby powder. 

A California jury awarded the largest award yet in a long string of lawsuits that claim the company did not adequately warn consumers about cancer risks associated with talc-based products. 

Johnson & Johnson spokesperson Carol Goodrich, says, "We will appeal today's verdict because we are guided by the science."  Over the past few years thousands of women have accused the New Jersey company of not duly warning users of potential harm. 

The California case is the largest award to date.  Others include a cases in Missouri what have led to more than $300 million in penalties. 

Mon
21
Aug
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Researchers discover Performance Bacteria

Runners

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

The next performance enhancement may not be a drug at all but bacteria.  According to the American Chemical Society scientists have tapped into the microbiome of elite runners and rowers and have identified particular bacteria that may aid athletic performance. 

The study reported elite athletes work hard to excel in their sport and doctors have found bacteria that consumes lactic acid to assist the athletes in recovery. 

The goal is to develop probiotic supplements that may help athletes recover from tough workouts more efficiently, and assist in converting nutrients to energy. 

Thu
17
Aug
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New Study suggest Hairy is Better

Clean or Bushy

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

To shave or not to shave is the question.  Many women have to decide whether it’s better to be clean shaven or go all natural down there.   It’s a dilemma woman, especially 20 something’s are having a difficult time figuring out. 

The trend to groom came from the porn industry who prides itself on shaved genitalia, sometimes using designs or strips.  And some women say they feel cleaner with no hair.

A recent study pushes against shaving your pubic hair, siting, shaved tutu’s are more likely to contract an STD.  The study also warns that 25.6% or the 5674 adult participants reported Injuries – 1430.  The Thinkering interview a number of men to find out what they prefer and here’s what they said.

Guy S.

Wed
16
Aug
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Racist White house Good for the Country?

White House Racism

Scribe:  Samuel Osbourne

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

For those who don’t remember David Duke is a former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, who denies the Holocaust ever happened.  He is a former politician who was convicted of a felony in 2002 for pretending to be broke siphon money from his supporters for investments and gambling trips. 

Duke is the prototypical visage of the “angry white male.”  People who suffer from penis envy and feel power is being lost due to diversification.  He started the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan shortly after graduating from LSU, he called himself the Grand Wizard.  He changed the title from Grand Wizard to National Director and began to wear business suits instead of Robes. 

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