Pseudo Random News and Comment

Brain-activated muscle stimulation restores monkeys’ hand movement after paralysis. Use it or lose it applies to so many things, regardless what is doing the using apparently

Photoreceptor transplant restores vision in mice. Very cool because I’m going to need it.

New research could mean cell phones that see through walls. I’m not sure this is good news or not. It might make home improvement projects a lot easier, finding the electrical wire with your phone instead of the chop saw.

From Innovation to Rent Seeking. Discussion of the decay of the tech industry.

Russian Hackers Take Over Brokerage Accounts. Just the tip of the iceberg. There have been credit card thieves taking in several million a year. Willie Horton never said he robbed banks because that’s where the money is, but it’s still a good guide to where the crime will be.

Stolen Phone Database. Interesting note on unintended consequences.

Your Ability to Handle Your Environment is Correlated with your Hormones. Interesting and avoids many of the Just So story pitfalls

ICD-9 codes underestimate statin-linked rhabdomyolysis. Coding errors no doubt alter results in all studies dependent on that data.

Supreme Court ruling supports generic drug makers

Doug Casey: Sociopathy Is Running the US – Part Two. I normally don’t link to anything from a gold-bug but this is an excellent piece diagnosing the US disease.

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