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Monday, 24 November 2008

Will this, one day, save the Bard… from Neurodegenerative disease - Millenium Projects ?

At the turn of decade, the century and the millennium a traumatized scientist wrote a couple of poems:
The first poem, written in 1999 was called: POETSACS. It reflects a hotch-potch of problems at the time. Most are still with us (ref 3 below) and Crusades are still required.


POETSACS

Suppose for a minute that French, Germans, I.A.N. & others bend but have a point.
To thine own self be true…
(Thou canst not, then, be false to any man)
Suppose for a minute that industries ills have come to an end
With B.B_eef joint.

To thine own self be…

Suppose that "Brit." Farmers look for jobs as coalminers
Steelworkers, engineer shipyard welders…
The list is long of Northern night* deadline chimers
The butcher, the baker, the candlestick makers.

To thine own self....

This last job - could this be futures only economic Key?
For the short and not the long wave model let us prey,
On prions and the deil's like,
No, (not) the purse of any Syke.

To Thine...

Lest come they may,
As come they might,
Human frailty,
Mad moo
Too!

J. A. © (1999).


This following article-abstract from The Economist 13 Sept 2007 holds hope for us and shows, once again, how one line of fundamental research driven by serious economic crises "Mad Moo, medical name BSE-Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy" with terrifying repercussion on health sheds new light on the family of Neurodegenerative diseases.

" SEEMINGLY different diseases can sometimes share a common cause. Tumours of all sorts, for example, are clusters of cells run out of control, dividing incessantly. Over the past decade, another unifying medical principle has emerged. It holds that many diseases of the central nervous system—including Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's diseases—also share a mechanism. Instead of non-stop proliferation, the theme in this case is rubbish-disposal gone wrong. "

SOURCE
1. My poem.
2. Neurodegenerative disease ref The Economist 13 Sept 2007
3 A CRUSADE UP-DATE and associated sites check "iansa.org and "Arms Control.org

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