Saturday, May 29, 2004

Google Search: "Charles Lieber" alcohol

Charles Lieber, from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York,
measured the activity of three stomach enzymes known to break down alcohol

He is one of the country's leading experts on the metabolism of alcohol.

June Russell's Health Facts: Alcohol - Health Benefits Questioned - Relationships among Vitamin A, Smoking, and Osteoporosis: "Charles Lieber, MD, a scientist who has been studying beta-carotene and alcohol consumption at the Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center,
says moderate drinkers who take in more than 15 mgs of beta-carotene a day may be placing themselves at an increased risk for liver damage because of an interaction between the alcohol and the vitamin A."


Page 2 - October Interview with Dr. Nicholas A. Pace - The Great Masquerader - Lowe Family Foundation - support for families coping with alcoholism:

"Charles Lieber demonstrated that when someone develops alcoholism, the nucleus of the liver cell produces an enzyme called Cytochrome p450 2E1.

That enzyme allows the liver to metabolize the alcohol twice as fast but, in doing so, it produces a lot of the acetaldehyde, which is a cousin to formaldehyde and very toxic to the liver.

There is not enough of that second enzyme, aldehyde dehydrogenase to continue the alcohol breakdown process. "
Alcoholism: A Physical Disease:

"Discoveries about the way alcohol is processed in the body have provided further evidence of a genetic link.

For example, Harvard scientist (L. Tunglai et al 1977) recently came upon a previously unknown liver enzyme responsible for metabolizing alcohol.
This enzyme, alcohol dehydrogenase II (II ADH), can process or oxidize alcohol up to 40 percent more efficiently than the liver enzymes most of us have.

People who have this enzyme and most of us do not- have an inborn ability to drink very large amounts of alcohol without becoming intoxicated. These are the folks who can drink many of us under the table without getting the least bit tipsy and/or feeling hung over the next morning.

Researchers have also discovered that the absence of a crucial liver enzyme accounts for the fact that very few Orientals become alcoholics.
In fact, many Asians get sick whenever they drink. Their pulses race and they feel dizzy and nauseated.

The explanation for this peculiar reaction is the fact that many Orientals have only one liver enzyme that processes alcohol, rather than the two found in people from other parts of the world.
About half the Oriental population is missing this second crucial enzyme.

Alcoholics and nonalcoholics process alcohol differently. When alcohol reaches the liver, it is changed into acetaldehyde, a harmful byproduct of alcohol metabolism that can damage liver cells.
Normally the liver rapidly transforms the harmful acetaldehyde into a neutral substance called acetic acid or acetate.
The acetic acid is then converted into carbon dioxide and water.
We expel the carbon dioxide through respiration and the water through urination.

Until recently, it was believed that the liver always handles alcohol in the same way. But new research shows that a different scenario occurs among certain alcoholics and children of alcoholics with no" - - - -

Sunday, May 23, 2004

Bob Sloan's Sampler: fiction, poetry, essays, humor, MP3s

and growing old disgracefully -. I hope

I've decided my mission in life is to become a computer geek. Why?

your blog is a MS IE 6 killer
will not load

crashed it once -- now twice - better get it sorted

so I had to use the dash instead of the button to write this

My Blahg: "This should be translated and published in every newspaper in the region every day until these numbnuts get the point."
Westons Journal
got the dog on my tenth birthday.
We did every thing together.
Then on my 19th birthday, some macho asshole was target practicing in the next yard with his gun.
A bullet strayed and killed slam- dunk. I was crushed and I could never get another dog again.

Tomorrow we go on a plan ride.[sic]

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Harry Claude Cat presents The Toon Show: "is there life beyond the net?
Yes, I made it all the way through TV Turnoff Week without watching a single minute of television. But I didn't read any books. I spent all of my TV time on the net. However, I plan to make amends. In September, I'll pull the plug of my PowerMac for TWO weeks. I'm going on vacation to western Canada, and I'm not taking a computer with me. Instead, I'll take the Cyril Kornbluth short story collection and a few novels."
Rant of the Loon: "Monkey Jaws

There's one thing I never understand about people who say that they base what they believe on logic and hard science, then make spectacular leaps of logic without actually examining the question they pose.

My friend Zen has a nice little article on how the identification of a particular gene for jaw muscle-building in primates, found 'switched-off' in humans, has sounded the death-knell for creationists. He references an article by the 'Living Code Guy' Carl Zimmer."
Ultrablog: "In my office, there is a lovely plant, lush and green. When my boss brought it in, he asked me to give it a name. 'Sam,' I told him. 'It looks like a Sam.' He liked the name."
Mad, Mad World: "Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion. --Steven Weinberg, Nobel Laureate"

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write...can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic and fear inherent in the human condition. --Graham Green

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

just had to republish all my blogs

GENELOGE was corrupt

and a post to VIKING failed

Monday, May 17, 2004

Google Blog

still boring and amateur

- well I may be eight hours ahead being in BRUM England

14 15 16 17 th. of May

Doug Edwards is still WE

wot "the hand of god" next ?

Google Search: "Doug Edwards" google

Google Search: "the hand of god"

no no no not that one
Google Search: "the hand of god" football

The Hand of God goal
refers to an incident in the 1986 FIFA World
Cup The 1986 Football World Cup was held in Mexico.

is google's Doug Edwards their Maradona ?

Hand of God goal - encyclopedia article about Hand of God goal. Free access, no registration needed. What does Hand of God goal mean? What is Hand of God goal? Provided by the Free Online Encyclopedia.

Google Search: "doug edwards" google director

Google Search: "doug edwards" which one ?

Sunday, May 16, 2004

funny insurance claims forms gaffes and funny quotes: "'My car got hit by a submarine.' "

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Friday, May 07, 2004

Google Search: toolbar

I really ought to sing the praises of this

get it use it

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

ChoccieChipCookie's BrainDrain
nice concept

I find the small print too small
no I won't adjust my browser settings for one site

the front page is far too busy
with no clear message

and I don't like Lychos because of their ante-google policy

Sunday, May 02, 2004

Guardian Unlimited | Weblog: "Come across a weblog you'd like us to feature? Want to promote your brilliant new blog? Drop an email to Due to the number of emails I receive I can't promise to reply to them all, but I will let you know if your blog is featured."