December 29th, 2005

Apollo 4 on column of fire

SSRIs might spur brain cell growth

Antidepressants May Spur Brain Cell Growth

Tue Dec 27,11:47 PM ET

TUESDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a widely used class of antidepressant drugs that include Celexa, Paxil, Prozac and Zoloft, boost nerve fiber growth in key parts of the brain, according to a study with rats.

The finding may help explain how SSRIs work and why it takes a few weeks before some antidepressants begin to have an effect.

The research team from Johns Hopkins University found that SSRIs increased the density of nerve impulse-carrying axons in the frontal and parietal lobes of the neocortex and part of the limbic brain that controls smell, emotions, motivations, and organs that work reflexively, such as the heart, stomach and intestines.…

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Bushists systematically displacing our military leaders

The Bushist regime is systematically putting military matters under 'civilian' control. That would be like the SS bossing around the German Army, right? Also it might help protect the Bushists against a military coup. A military coup might end up being our only opportunity to save the republic from the Bushists (and the story-suppressing New York Times).

I would prefer to have it done by federal marshals frogmarching the impeached and convicted Bushists out of the White House, even more if the Bushists resigned like Nixon, but a military coup might have to suffice.

Chiefs demoted in Pentagon succession line

WASHINGTON (AP) — The three military service chiefs have been dropped in the Bush administration's doomsday line of Pentagon succession, pushed beneath three civilian undersecretaries in Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's inner circle.…