Notes from Howard's Sabbatical from Working. The name comes from a 1998 lunch conversation. Someone asked if everything man knew was on the web. I answered "no" and off the top of my head said "Fidel Castro's favorite color". About every 6-12 months I've searched for this. It doesn't show up in the first 50 Google results (this blog is finally first for that search), AskJeeves says it's: red.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Blue M&Ms Linked to Reducing Spine Injury
Ok, this title, Blue M&Ms linked to reducing spine injury is just wrong. It's really about giving the same blue dye intravenously immediately after a spinal cord injury. Apparently in rats it helped them get back some function, which is a big deal. Human tests are still pending but it works by blocking ATP, which rushes to the injured site, from damaging more tissue.