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On Un-Boiling Boiled Eggs.

by Bunk X ( 200 Comments › )
Filed under Breaking News, Entertainment, Food and Drink, Humor, Medicine, Open thread, Technology at February 7th, 2015 - 1:00 am

Texas Long Hens Eggs

It’s true. A hard-boiled chicken egg can now be unboiled.

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 23, 2015 – UC Irvine and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites – an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry, according to findings published today in the journal ChemBioChem.

“Yes, we have invented a way to unboil a hen egg,” said Gregory Weiss, UCI professor of chemistry and molecular biology & biochemistry. “In our paper, we describe a device for pulling apart tangled proteins and allowing them to refold. We start with egg whites boiled for 20 minutes at 90 degrees Celsius and return a key protein in the egg to working order.”

Like many researchers, he has struggled to efficiently produce or recycle valuable molecular proteins that have a wide range of applications but which frequently “misfold” into structurally incorrect shapes when they are formed, rendering them useless.

“It’s not so much that we’re interested in processing the eggs; that’s just demonstrating how powerful this process is,” Weiss said. “The real problem is there are lots of cases of gummy proteins that you spend way too much time scraping off your test tubes, and you want some means of recovering that material.”

[Source here. Image from here.]

Prayers for Mandy [Updated Update]

by Bunk X ( 10 Comments › )
Filed under Breaking News, Special Report, Uncategorized at October 5th, 2014 - 3:31 am

Mandy Nagy

For those who don’t know, Mandy Nagy (aka @Liberty_Chick) suffered a stroke early last month, and was knocked down big time. If you’re not familiar with her work, there’s a short synopsis here.

William (Bill) Jacobson of Legal Insurrection reports that Mandy was discharged from the hospital yesterday (3 October) and is now in a rehab facility. She is cognizant, but unable to to speak much. Here are some snippets in chronological order.

Update 5:45 p.m. 9-21-2014 — This is where I say: Stay hopeful but cautious, and not let recent progress create unrealistic short-term expectations. Mandy’s mom conveys: She’s doing very well. While I was there they put her in a recliner and she did her exercises and watched TV. I got her to laugh a few times. The color in her face has come back. I am very hopeful for significant recovery.

Update 6:15 p.m. 9-22-2014 — Mandy’s mom conveys: She’s making progress. Her friend Bill was there today making her laugh. Still no date for rehab but should be soon. Each day she adds a one word or two. Bill tweets: just saw Mandy. She looks good. Laughing and smiling up a storm pics from Climate Rally. Some limited speech.

Update 1:40 p.m. 9-23-2014 — Mandy’s mom conveys: She’s ready for rehab, but there are delays in getting her placed. During rehab in the hospital today they had her standing up. She understands what people are saying to her and will nod yes or no but she’s having trouble with language and output.

Update 7:15 p.m. 9-25-2014 — Mandy’s mom conveys: She was very alert today. And it seems as though she understands everything we are saying to her and she can also read however she can’t identify the letters in what she’s reading. It’s interesting but I’m not sure how long it will take before she can use an iPad.

Update 7:55 p.m. 9-27-2014 — Mandy’s friend Bill tweets: “Mandy was really excited to see me today. She looked at me with those huge blue eyes of hers and smiled [continued] when she looks at me and I know she recognizes me it almost makes me cry.”

Update 8:30 A.m. 9-30-2014 — The fundraiser has launched: PLEASE CONTRIBUTE.

You can pay by credit card at the GoFundMe page:

http://www.gofundme.com/f6yqmo

You also can pay by check, payable to the “Mandy Nagy Supplemental Needs Trust” at the following address:

Mandy Nagy Supplemental Needs Trust
P.O. Box 33
Liberty Corner, NJ 07938

Update 2:45 p.m. 10-2-2014 — Mandy’s mom conveys: She looked good today. She’s talking a little bit more. She was in very good spirits smiling. I showed her the fundraiser and I could tell by the look on her face that she’s extremely grateful to everyone.

Update 6:10 p.m. 10-3-2014 — Mandy’s mom conveys: Mandy has moved from the hospital to a rehab facility.

Assuming Mandy qualifies for Medicare, it will only pay for 100 days of rehab. After that she’s going to either move out, or if she needs to stay, she’ll need to cough up $300 or more per day.

We wish you a fast recovery, Mandy.
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[Update to the update:  from Legal Insurrection. ]

Update 12:30 p.m. 10-5-2014
My wife and I saw Mandy at the rehab facility today. She was very alert. She seemed to understand everything we said, nodded, occasionally said “yeah.” Shook her head a lot in response to questions. She indicated she was aware of the fundraiser, but didn’t remember me visiting her in the hospital or reading her reader comments, so I did that again. I told her that she always had a place at Legal Insurrection, and she smiled, but that if she only could type with her left hand, we’d have to get her a job at Mother Jones — to which she laughed really hard.

It’s pretty clear that rehab progress will be measured in weeks, not days like when she was in the hospital after the initial stroke. So we’ll probably update this post weekly from now on. When we update, we’ll alert people by posting this at the top of the homepage and sending out a tweet.

Prayers for Mandy

by Bunk X ( 18 Comments › )
Filed under Breaking News, Special Report at September 8th, 2014 - 12:52 am

Mandy Nagy

Our beloved Mandy Nagy, also known as Liberty Chick, had a stroke yesterday and brain surgery to relieve the pressure today.

I am in touch with Mandy’s mom, who approved me letting people know via Legal Insurrection. Before surgery, Mandy also was able to nod approval with a small smile, her mom tells me.

[…]

Update 7:35 p.m. – Mandy’s mom tells me she is out of surgery, and the surgery went well. I can’t tell you how much I miss Mandy and can’t wait until she gets back. Mandy always was the voice of reason around here in an unreasonable world. [Source: Legal Insurrection]

For those who don’t know Mandy, she wrote for Andrew Breitbart and dared to post a story exposing a democrat fund raising organization run by a convicted domestic terrorist named Brett Kimberlin, aka “The Speedway Bomber.” For posting a story based upon available public information, she and others were viciously attacked by Kimberlin, Neil Rauhauser and Charles F. Johnson (whom she correctly tagged as a #brasnapper). These attacks weren’t limited to internet threats either. Ask Patterico.

Mandy was invited, and accepted, an interview on BlogMock Radio, 13 May 2012 during the peak of the harassment, and was not scared to name names.

We wish you a speedy recovery, Mandy.

 

Live Iraq updates from Telegraph (UK)

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Filed under Breaking News, Headlines, Iraq, Terrorism at June 12th, 2014 - 1:16 pm

Click here.

Breaking News: New shooting at Ft. Hood

by Rightwing Rebel ( 171 Comments › )
Filed under Breaking News, Crime, Terrorism at April 2nd, 2014 - 6:58 pm

There is a new shooting incident at Ft. Hood. As of this writing, the gunman is at large.

FORT HOOD (CBSDFW.COM) - At least one person is dead and three injured following a shooting at the Fort Hood army post, according to the CBS affiliate in Waco.  Fort Hood has confirmed the shooting, but has provided no specific information regarding injuries.  Authorities say the shooter is still at large.

KWTX also reports approximately 20 rounds were fired. The FBI, Bell County Sheriff’s Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety have been asked to respond.

Fort Hood has sent a tweet asking all personnel to take shelter in place. Sirens have been going off on post to alert people to about the situation:

I hope they kill the bastard.

Update: Here is a live news feed.

Reports are that the shooter is dead and there is a search for a possible 2nd shooter.

(Hat Tip: Dolphin)

 

 

LAX Gunman arrested and identified

by Rightwing Rebel ( 53 Comments › )
Filed under Breaking News, Crime at November 1st, 2013 - 6:28 pm

Paul Anthony Ciancia

Reports are circulating that the LAX shooter Paul Ciancia was a TSA employee. However, there has been no confirmation about this. After getting wounded in a shoot out where he killed 1 TSA agent, he was arrested and currently being detained.

A gunman armed with an assault rifle entered a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport today, killed a TSA agent, and penetrated deep into the terminal before he was captured by police.

Six other people, including three other TSA officers, were injured in the incident.

The shooting sent hundreds of passengers streaming out of the terminal with many fleeing onto the airport runway. Dozens of flights to and from the airport were delayed or cancelled. It also triggered a “tactical alert” for the Los Angeles Police Department.

The shooting began around 9:20 a.m. in the usually crowded terminal.

The shooter, initially identified as Paul Ciancia, pulled an assault rifle from a bag and blasted his way past airport screeners, said Los Angeles World Airports Police Chief Patrick Gannon.

More information on this nut will be coming out in the next few hours.

#1MVetMarch a great success! Vets storm #Barrycades, carry them to the #SpiteHouse

by 1389AD ( 2 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Breaking News, Headlines, Military at October 13th, 2013 - 9:00 pm

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Overpasses For America – Impeach Obama

by 1389AD ( 8 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Breaking News, Headlines at October 10th, 2013 - 9:45 am

Even if we do not have the votes to make this happen before the 2014 elections, it is time to make the statement that Barack Hussein Obama is a tyrant and a traitor.

Overpasses for America

 

Million Vet March on the Memorials: Oct. 13, 2013, 9AM, World War II Memorial, Washington DC

by 1389AD ( 3 Comments › )
Filed under Breaking News, Headlines, Military at October 10th, 2013 - 4:50 am
Million Vet March

 

Trucker DC shutdown October 11-13 2013 now unstoppable – #T2SDA reaches tipping point

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Filed under Breaking News, Conservatism, Headlines at October 8th, 2013 - 9:44 am

H/T Barracuda Brigade

#T2SDA - DC or Bust

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