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Thursday, December 02, 2004

Good News, Bad News 

We've been hearing forever that more exercise is good for us. I would still maintain that this is true, even if the results of this study pan out. Researchers found that some people appear genetically resistant to exercise, and do not benefit the way others do. This is an interesting concept, but unfortunately very dangerous to publicize: people will decide that they must have the resistant genes, and give up, when really they just weren't working hard enough, or hadn't been at it long enough. Further experiments in this vein, however, could lead to some big breakthroughs in all kinds of physiological stuff.

Following up on yesterday's post, today brings more bad news if you're a neuroblastoma. I don't really understand how it works, but scientists have found that injections of the herpes virus kills tumor cells. That's pretty cool, but kids, this is not an excuse to guzzle OJ while having sex with hookers.

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