Monday, June 15, 2015

Missing link found between brain, immune system

"Overrturning decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.
The finding could have significant implications for the study and treatment of neurological diseases ranging from autism to Alzheimer’s disease to multiple sclerosis."

"The unexpected presence of the lymphatic vessels raises a tremendous number of questions that now need answers, both about the workings of the brain and the diseases that plague it.
For example: 'In Alzheimer’s, there are accumulations of big protein chunks in the brain,' Kipnis said. 'We think they may be accumulating in the brain because they’re not being efficiently removed by these vessels.'”

Let's Harvest Electricity from Plants!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Medicine Hat becomes the first city in Canada to eliminate homelessness

Within 10 days of the city recognizing that someone doesn't have a place to live, they will find you one. Not a shelter, a home. No one in the city goes more than 10 days without a place to live!

"He says city staff found housing for one man, but he insisted on leaving to sleep under cars. Day after day, they'd search him out and take him back to his new home.
'They did it 75 times, but they had the patience and they didn't give up on him and, eventually, he ended up staying in the house,' he says. 'Ultimately, people do want a roof over their heads.'"

This may be motivated to save money for the city, and could have some special interest undertones, but nonetheless, a great precedent to start spreading! Thank you Medicine Hat & Mayor Clugston!
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Medicine Hat Community Housing Society  
National Alliance to End Homelessness-Housing First