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Futurism : a modern focus : the Lydia and Harry Lewis Winston …

Posted: December 3, 2018 at 10:47 am> # Futurism : a modern focus : the Lydia and Harry Lewis Winston Collection, Dr. and Mrs. Barnett Malbin.a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;library:oclcnum "827248" ;library:placeOfPublication> ;schema:about> ; # Barnett Malbinschema:about> ; # Lydia Winstonschema:about> ;schema:about> ; # Harry Lewis Winstonschema:about> ; # Futurisme (art)--Catalogues d'expositionschema:about> ; # Futurism (Art)schema:about> ; # Art--Private collectionsschema:about> ; # Futurisme (Art)--Expositionsschema:about> ; # Harry Lewis Winstonschema:about> ;schema:about> ; # Lydia Winstonschema:about> ; # Private collections--New York (State)--New Yorkschema:author> ; # Marianne W. Martinschema:author> ; # Linda Shearerschema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;schema:contributor> ; # Lydia Winstonschema:contributor> ; # Barnett Malbinschema:contributor> ; # Thomas M. Messerschema:contributor> ; # Harry Lewis Winstonschema:creator> ; # Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,schema:datePublished "1973" ;schema:description "Preface and acknowledgements / Thomas M. Messer -- Beyond futurism: The Winston/Malbin Collection / Linda Shearer -- Futurism now / Marianne W. Martin -- Works in the exhibition -- Paintings, sculpture, works on paper -- Umberto Boccioni: drawings and prints --Documents and miscellany in the exhibition -- Documentation -- A listing of the collection."@en ;schema:exampleOfWork> ;schema:genre "Exhibition catalogs"@en ;schema:inLanguage "en" ;schema:isSimilarTo> ;schema:name "Futurism : a modern focus : the Lydia and Harry Lewis Winston Collection, Dr. and Mrs. Barnett Malbin."@en ;schema:productID "827248" ;schema:url> ;wdrs:describedby> ;.

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Resveratrol –

Posted: December 3, 2018 at 10:46 am

Resveratrol is a plant compound, also known as polyphenol, which helps protect the plant when injured, and to fight off bacteria and fungi. The best food sources of this compound are the skin of grapes, berries, and peanuts. In fact, red wine has become popularized as 'healthy' because of the resveratrol it contains; however, compared to the unhealthy amounts of alcohol, the amount of resveratrol it contains is minimal.

Fig 1. Resveratrol


The first time, resveratrol was discovered by the Japanese, when they isolated this compound from plant roots in 1940's. However, it wasn't until 1992 that it became popular, when its presence in wine was suggested as a plausible explanation for its heart protective effects. As a result, in the past decade many fitness supplements have added this compound as a performance enhancing ingredient.

How it Works

The mechanisms of action of resveratrol are not fully understood, but it appears to mimic biochemical effects of calorie restriction. As a matter of fact, studies have shown that it activates Sirtuin 1, PGC-1a, and it improves the mitochondria's functionality.


When a bodybuilder comes off cycle, their Luteinizing hormone (LH) is suppressed and their testosterone drops as the hormone esters leave the body, allowing estrogen to fluctuate wildly up or down. Even with a comprehensive post cycle therapy (PCT), the steroid user is left exposed in between cycles to catabolism and estrogen rebounds. We call this dangerous period 'bridging'.

During a 'bridge' gains can be difficult, as the body is trying to balance itself out. Therefore, resveratrol's ability to raise testosterone levels, without suppressing LH, makes it a perfect compound to run during this period. In fact, a Korean study showed that after 28 days on resveratrol, subjects' testosterone levels increased by up to 50%.

In addition, resveratrol's benefits come into play during a bridge because it is one of the few natural compounds in existence that can boast being both a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) and an aromatase inhibitor (AI). As a result, you get a bump in LH, testosterone, and it lowers estrogen.

Moreover, its anti-oxidant properties and organ protecting benefits will help cleanse out the body further, so the steroid user can recover fully before their next steroid cycle.

There is one property of resveratrol that deserves special attention and offers even more benefits for all athletes, whether they use steroids or not. A Canadian study showed that resveratrol improved endurance by an average of 21%.

Other Benefits

There has been extensive research on resveratrol that showed numerous additional benefits.

Side Effects

Clinical studies have shown no issues when resveratrol is used for long periods of time. However, as with any supplement, you should never abuse it.


Try to eat more grapes, berries and natural peanut butter. Then add 25-50 milligrams (mgs) a day of resveratrol from supplementation.

Where to find it

As mentioned above, it would take a large amount of wine, or other foods, to get the benefits you want from resveratrol. Therefore, the best way to take advantage of this compound is through supplementation.

One supplement, that is designed specifically for athletes and for bodybuilders in between cycles is called BRIDGE by It contains 25mgs per serving of resveratrol and 9 other ingredients, all designed to help you 'bridge' from one cycle to the other.


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About | Human Reproduction | Oxford Academic

Posted: December 2, 2018 at 1:41 pm

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Cryonics | Futurist Transhuman News Blog

Posted: November 30, 2018 at 6:43 am

Cryonics is an effort to save lives by using temperatures so cold that a person beyond help by todays medicine might be preserved for decades or centuries until a future medical technology can restore that person to full health. Cryonics is a second chance at life. It is the reasoned belief in the advancement of future medicinal technologies being able to cure things we cant today.

Many biological specimens, including whole insects, many types of human tissue including brain tissue, and human embryos have been cryogenically preserved, stored at liquid nitrogen temperature where all decay ceases, and revived. This leads scientists to believe that the same can be done with whole human bodies, and that any minimal harm can be reversed with future advancements in medicine.

Neurosurgeons often cool patients bodies so they can operate on aneurysms without damaging or rupturing the nearby blood vessels. Human embryos that are frozen in fertility clinics, defrosted, and implanted in a mothers uterus grow into perfectly normal human beings. This method isnt new or groundbreaking- successful cryopreservation of human embryos was first reported in 1983 by Trounson and Mohr with multicellular embryos that had been slow-cooled using dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO).

And just in Feb. of 2016, there was a cryonics breakthrough when for the first time, scientists vitrified a rabbits brain and, after warming it back up, showed that it was in near perfect condition. This was the first time a cryopreservation was provably able to protect everything associated with learning and memory.

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7 Health Benefits of Resveratrol Supplements

Posted: November 27, 2018 at 11:44 pm

If you've heard that red wine can help lower cholesterol, chances are you've heard of resveratrol the much-hyped plant compound found in red wine.

But beyond being a healthful part of red wine and other foods, resveratrol has health-boosting potential in its own right.

In fact, resveratrol supplements have been linked to many exciting health benefits, including protecting brain function and lowering blood pressure (1, 2, 3, 4).

This article explains what you need to know about resveratrol, including seven of its main potential health benefits.

Resveratrol is a plant compound that acts like an antioxidant. The top food sources include red wine, grapes, some berries and peanuts (5, 6).

This compound tends to be concentrated mostly in the skins and seeds of grapes and berries. These parts of the grape are included in the fermentation of red wine, hence its particularly high concentration of resveratrol (5, 7).

However, much of the research on resveratrol has been done in animals and test tubes using high amounts of the compound (5, 8).

Of the limited research in humans, most has focused on supplemental forms of the compound, in concentrations higher than those you could get through food (5).

Because of its antioxidant properties, resveratrol could be a promising supplement for lowering blood pressure (9).

A 2015 review concluded that high doses may help reduce the pressure exerted on artery walls when the heart beats (3).

That type of pressure is called systolic blood pressure, and appears as the upper number in blood pressure readings.

Systolic blood pressure typically goes up with age, as arteries stiffen. When high, it's a risk factor for heart disease.

Resveratrol may accomplish this blood-pressure-lowering effect by helping to produce more nitric oxide, which causes blood vessels to relax (10, 11).

However, the authors of that study say more research is needed before specific recommendations can be made about the best dose of resveratrol to maximize blood pressure benefits.

Several studies in animals have suggested that resveratrol supplements may change blood fats in a healthy way (12, 13).

A 2016 study fed mice a high-protein, high-polyunsaturated fat diet and also gave them resveratrol supplements.

Researchers found the average total cholesterol levels and body weight of the mice decreased, and their levels of "good" HDL cholesterol increased (13).

Resveratrol seems to influence cholesterol levels by reducing the effect of an enzyme that controls cholesterol production (13).

As an antioxidant, it also may decrease the oxidation of "bad" LDL cholesterol. LDL oxidation contributes to plaque buildup in artery walls (9, 14).

In one study, participants were given grape extract that had been boosted with extra resveratrol.

After six months of treatment, their LDL had gone down by 4.5% and their oxidized LDL had gone down by 20% compared to participants who took an unenriched grape extract or a placebo (15).

The compound's ability to extend lifespan in different organisms has become a major area of research (16).

There's evidence that resveratrol activates certain genes that ward off the diseases of aging (17).

It works to achieve this in the same way as calorie restriction, which has shown promise in lengthening lifespans by changing how genes express themselves (18, 19).

However, it's not clear if the compound would have a similar effect in humans.

A review of studies exploring this connection found that resveratrol increased lifespan in 60% of the organisms studied, but the effect was strongest in organisms that were less related to humans, such as worms and fish (20).

Several studies have suggested that drinking red wine can help slow down age-related cognitive decline (21, 22, 23, 24).

This may partly be due to the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity of resveratrol.

It seems to interfere with protein fragments called beta-amyloids, which are crucial to forming the plaques that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (21, 25).

Additionally, the compound may set off a chain of events that protects brain cells from damage (21).

While this research is intriguing, scientists still have questions about how well the human body is able to make use of supplemental resveratrol, which limits its immediate use as a supplement to protect the brain (1, 2).

Resveratrol has been shown to have several benefits for diabetes, at least in animal studies.

These benefits include increasing insulin sensitivity and preventing complications from diabetes (26, 27, 28, 29).

One explanation for how resveratrol works is that it may stop a certain enzyme from turning glucose into sorbitol, a sugar alcohol.

When too much sorbitol builds up in people with diabetes, it can create cell-damaging oxidative stress (30, 31).

Here are a few more benefits resveratrol may have for people with diabetes (28):

Resveratrol may even provide more benefits for people with diabetes than those who don't have it. In one animal study, red wine and resveratrol were actually more effective antioxidants in rats with diabetes than in rats who didn't have it (32).

Researchers say the compound could be used to treat diabetes and its complications in the future, but more research is needed.

Arthritis is a common affliction that leads to joint pain and loss of mobility (33).

Plant-based supplements are being studied as a way to treat and prevent joint pain. When taken as a supplement, resveratrol may help protect cartilage from deteriorating (33, 34).

Cartilage breakdown can cause joint pain and is one of the main symptoms of arthritis (33).

One study injected resveratrol into the knee joints of rabbits with arthritis and found that these rabbits suffered less damage to their cartilage (34).

Other research in test tubes and animals has suggested that the compound has potential to reduce inflammation and prevent damage to joints (33, 35, 36, 37).

Resveratrol has been studied, especially in test tubes, for its ability to prevent and treat cancer. However, results have been mixed (30, 38, 39).

In animal and test-tube studies, it has been shown to fight several kinds of cancer cells, including gastric, colon, skin, breast and prostate (40, 41, 42, 43, 44).

Here's how resveratrol may combat cancer cells:

However, since the studies so far have been carried out in test tubes and animals, much more research is needed to see if and how this compound might be used for human cancer therapy.

No major risks have been revealed in studies that have used resveratrol supplements. Healthy people seem to tolerate them well (47).

However, it should be noted that there aren't enough conclusive recommendations about how much resveratrol a person should take in order to get health benefits.

And there are some cautions, especially regarding how resveratrol could interact with other medications.

Since high doses have been shown to stop blood from clotting in test tubes, it's possible it could increase bleeding or bruising when taken with anti-clotting drugs, such as heparin or warfarin, or some pain relievers (48, 49).

Resveratrol also blocks some enzymes that help clear certain compounds from the body. That means some medications could build up to unsafe levels. These include certain blood pressure medications, anxiety meds and immunosuppressants (50).

If you currently use medications, then you may want to check with a doctor before trying resveratrol.

Lastly, it's widely debated how much resveratrol the body can actually use from supplements and other sources (51).

However, researchers are studying ways of making resveratrol easier for the body to use (6, 52).

Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant with great potential.

It's shown promise regarding a variety of health conditions, including heart disease and arthritis. However, clear dosage guidance is still lacking.


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