Taking a break

No posts for a while. Off to Maine for some R & R after an intense two months of our daughter in law’s pregnancy complicated by pre-eclampsia followed by an emergency delivery at 34 weeks gestation of a 3.5 pound infant who had to spend 3 weeks in the neonatal ICU. Mother and daughter doing well presently. Sometimes you can really know too much. As a neurologist I saw everything which could go wrong in this situation (and plenty did).

There is a lot of very interesting material to post about which I’ve not had time for
l. A thermodynamic (rather than a chemical) explanation of temperature sensitivity of ion channels
2. The importance of a long terminal repeat of an endogenous retrovirus in our genome for the production of induced pluripotent stem cells (IPSCs)
3. A serious attack on the validity of some work which I posted on earlier https://luysii.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/are-memories-stored-outside-of-neurons/

Perhaps when we get back

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  • tangent  On September 8, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Interested to hear more, when it comes, on the extracellular storage idea.

    Best wishes to your daughter-in-law from random on the internet. (My twins were born at 27, though without the pre-e factor.)

  • luysii  On September 15, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Thanks for the good wishes. Just got back. I’ll put up a post on it this week.

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