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FASTER, PLEASE, I’M NOT GETTING ANY YOUNGER: Scientists successfully create age-resistant mice with hyper-long telomeres. “The mice live for longer and in better health than would be expected for their species, while also being free from age-related conditions such as cancer and obesity.”

And neither are you.

FASTER, PLEASE: Phage Therapy Could Beat Drug-Resistant Illnesses. People have been talking about this my whole life. Maybe one day it will happen.

FASTER, PLEASE: Rep. Cheney to Introduce Legislation Mandating Full Dismantling of Iran Nuclear Deal.

FASTER, PLEASE: USAF Leaders Considering Arsenal Plane Options.

An arsenal plane would be a multi-engine platform that accompanies remotely piloted aircraft and fighter jets in combat and totes “network-enabled, semi-autonomous weapons,” according to a 2016 Air Force video. The concept has been around for years under the Defense Department’s Strategic Capabilities Office.

The idea “takes one of our oldest aircraft platform[s] and turns it into a flying launchpad for all sorts of different conventional payloads,” then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in 2016. “In practice, the arsenal plane will function as a very large airborne magazine, [and] network to fifth-generation aircraft that act as forward sensor and targeting nodes.”

Senior leaders are still discussing the prospect of fielding such a plane, service spokeswoman Capt. Cara Bousie said Nov. 3.

At AFA’s 2019 Air, Space & Cyber Conference in September, Air Force Global Strike Command boss Gen. Timothy Ray told reporters the service was planning more experiments to flesh out the idea. More reports were due to senior leaders as well.

While people have speculated that the B-52 bomber would make an ideal arsenal plane, Ray indicated mobility platforms could be in the mix.

It’s a great idea, it can be done on the cheap, and so of course the brass have dragged their feet on it.

FASTER, PLEASE: How nuclear power will drive our energy future.

FASTER, PLEASE: Water-hunting rover to land on lunar south pole in 2022.

FASTER, PLEASE: Rotavirus vaccine: A potential new role as an anticancer agent.

FASTER, PLEASE: Scientists developing diagnostic test which aims to detect antibiotic resistance in less than 45 minutes.

LET THE SUNSHINE IN: Justice Department to Allow Body Cameras in Joint Task Forces. “Change comes after local police complained about longstanding federal ban.”

While a growing number of police departments across the U.S. require body cameras for public accountability, the federal government maintains that recording federal agents’ work would jeopardize sensitive investigations, a policy that has also applied to local police who work on joint task forces.

A pilot program in at least six cities aims to strike a balance by allowing officers to wear the cameras only during some arrests and while executing search warrants, senior Justice Department officials said. But they would leave the cameras behind during missions involving confidential informants, classified information and national-security concerns. For example, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, which investigates potential terrorist attacks, would be prohibited from ever using the cameras.

Department officials said they hope a trial period of 90 days or longer will help answer major outstanding questions, including how footage should be stored and used in court cases; when cameras should be turned on or off; and how they should be used around undercover agents who require anonymity for sensitive cases.

The test run, which comes after months of deliberations with officials from the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals and the Drug Enforcement Administration, will take place in about six midsize cities, the officials said.

Faster, please.

FASTER, PLEASE: Northwestern unveils potential celiac disease treatment.

FASTER, PLEASE: We’ve officially annihilated a second strain of polio. Only one remains.

FASTER, PLEASE: Trial vaccine wipes out breast cancer in Florida patient.

GOING UP? FASTER PLEASE:  Space ‘elevator’ to the Moon could happen by the end of the century.

FASTER, PLEASE: Genetic engineering tool promises to aid discovery of new drugs inside microbes.

FASTER, PLEASE: The Navy’s Patent for a Compact Nuclear Fusion Reactor Is Wild. Huge if it pans out.

FASTER, PLEASE: Humans may possess ability to regrow cartilage.

FASTER, PLEASE: Scorpion Venom Could Lead to New Antibiotics.

NOT YET, BUT MAYBE: Is This The End Of The Lithium-Ion Battery?

Aluminum-based batteries would be cheaper to make, because aluminum is the third most abundant element in the Earth’s crust after oxygen and silicon. Aluminum is also light-weight and could be ideal for use in batteries.

Yet, for years scientists have stumbled in the research about aluminum batteries because they have yet to crack the code of what materials to use for the anode and cathode of the battery so that it could enable efficient energy storage with enough energy content.

Now scientists from Sweden and Slovenia say they have found a way to have efficient aluminum batteries with lower environmental impact and lower production costs.

Researchers from Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology and the National Institute of Chemistry in Slovenia came up with a new concept for an aluminum battery design that promises twice the energy density compared to previous aluminum battery versions.

Compared to the lithium-ion batteries today, the new concept could lead to “markedly lower production costs” of aluminum batteries, the scientists say.

Faster, please. And more power, too.

FASTER, PLEASE: Vitamin C infusion may reduce sepsis death risk. It sounds like this is just vitamin C, not the vitamin and steroids cocktail that has been so successful elsewhere.

FASTER, PLEASE: Scientists Are Starting to Take Warp Drives Seriously, Especially One Specific Concept.

FASTER, PLEASE: Gene-based therapy shows promise for advanced prostate cancer.

FASTER, PLEASE: ‘Revolution’ in prostate cancer care as off-label breast cancer drug doubles survival.

FASTER, PLEASE: Just How Feasible is a Warp Drive?

FASTER, PLEASE: New hypersonic engine poised to cut London-Sydney flight times to just four hours by 2030s.

Although this is obviously fake news, since AOC, Elizabeth Warren, and Greta Thurnberg assure me that we only have 12 years — or less — left.

FASTER, PLEASE: A Plummeting Oil Price Would Be Very Bullish For The U.S. Economy. Thank the frackers that this is even a subject for discussion.

FASTER, PLEASE: Small Trial Reverses a Year of Alzheimer’s Cognitive Decline in Just Two Months.

FASTER, PLEASE: FDA approves new pill for Type 2 diabetes.

TYLER O’NEIL: Groundbreaking $4.8M Lawsuit Threatens to Unearth the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Secrets.

Faster, please.

FASTER, PLEASE? Tamara Keel: Shot Timers & Self-Defense Training: How Much Speed Do You Need?

FASTER, PLEASE: America’s next oil bonanza.

FASTER, PLEASE: Could an Extracellular Matrix Gel Rebuild MI-Damaged Hearts?

FASTER, PLEASE: The Anti-Aging Drug That’s Just Around The Corner.

FASTER, PLEASE: Hospitals Should Replace Infection-Prone Scopes With Safer Models, F.D.A. Says. “Companies that make reusable, snakelike cameras to examine patients internally should begin making disposable versions, because the current models cannot be properly sterilized and have spread infections from one patient to another, the Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday. In the meantime, hospitals that use the instruments, called duodenoscopes, should start to transition to models with disposable components to reduce the risk of infection to patients, the agency said.”

FASTER, PLEASE: Porsche Claims It Can Double Tesla’s Fast-Charging Rate.

FASTER, PLEASE: ‘Extraordinary’ Breakthroughs In Anti-Aging Research ‘Will Happen Faster Than People Think.’

FASTER, PLEASE: Mosquito incognito: Could graphene-lined clothing help prevent mosquito bites?

FASTER, PLEASE: Another Court Invalidates 2015 WOTUS Rule. “On Wednesday, a federal district court in Georgia concluded held that the Obama Administration’s attempt to define ‘waters of the United States’ under the Clean Water Act (CWA), through the so-called ‘WOTUS’ rule, was substantively and procedurally invalid.  This is the second court to reach this conclusion about one of the Obama Administration’s more significant environmental initiatives.”

FASTER, PLEASE: Is Premium Gas Worth It? We Test High Octane on 4 Popular Vehicles.

FASTER, PLEASE: Phone Companies Ink Deal With All 50 States And D.C. To Combat Robocalls.

FASTER, PLEASE: FDA approves new antibiotic for bacterial pneumonia.

FASTER, PLEASE: It’s Really Hard to Predict an Earthquake, but Scientists Are Getting Closer.

FASTER, PLEASE: FDA Approves New Pill for Drug-Resistant TB.

FASTER, PLEASE: Stem cell treatment may reverse heart attack damage.

FASTER, PLEASE: Two therapeutic targets identified for deadly lung cancer.

FASTER, PLEASE: Scientists produce self-healing gel made out of bacteria-killing viruses.

MUCH FASTER, PLEASE: Soon There Will Be Unlimited Hair — A “Cure” for Baldness Could Be Around the Corner.

FASTER, PLEASE: Supreme Court Gives Trump Go-Ahead to Fund the Wall.

FASTER, PLEASE: Ted Cruz urges FBI to open RICO investigation into Antifa.

FASTER, PLEASE: Congress to Consider Resolution Designating Antifa Members as ‘Domestic Terrorists.’

FASTER, PLEASE: Number of US overdose deaths appears to be falling.

FASTER, PLEASE:  Scientists discover new way to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes.

ORBITAL DEBRIS: Can We Use Special Sails To Bring Old Satellites Back Down To Earth?

Some exotic-sounding solutions involve harpoons, nets, magnets, even lasers. Now NASA has Purdue University-related startup Vestigo Aerospace money for a six month study that looks at using drag sails to de-orbit space junk, including satellites, spent rocket boosters, and other debris, safely.

Vestigo Aerospace was started by David Spencer, an associate professor in Purdue’s College of Engineering. “Through the six-month study, we will advance drag sail technology for the deorbit of small satellites and launch vehicle stages,” Spencer said in a press release. “The safe disposal of space objects upon mission completion is necessary to preserve the utility of high-value orbits.”

Drag sails are a bit different than other methods. While the harpoons, lasers, and nets proposed by various agencies are meant to deal with the space junk that’s already accumulated, drag sails are designed to be built into a satellite and deployed at the end of their useful life.

Faster, please — it’s getting crowded up there.

FASTER PLEASE:  An ‘EpiPen’ for spinal-cord injuries could prevent paralysis.

“FASTER, PLEASE”: “Johnson & Johnson is preparing to test an experimental HIV vaccine in the U.S. and Europe in a move toward developing the first immunization against the deadly disease after decades of frustration.”

As the Good Professor says: “Faster, please.”

FASTER, PLEASE: Joe Biden: If Trump Wins 2020 NATO Will Cease to Exist in 4-5 Years.

That’s not the scare tactic Biden thinks it is. NATO allows Europe to exist as a sort of giant college campus with endless welfare benefits, thanks to the largesse of America.

But as Glenn has noted, “Trump is a symptom of a new kind of class warfare raging at home and abroad:” “But the New Class isn’t limited to communist countries, really. Around the world in the postwar era, power was taken up by unelected professional and managerial elites. To understand what’s going on with President Donald Trump and his opposition, and in other countries as diverse as France, Hungary, Italy and Brazil, it’s important to realize that the post-World War II institutional arrangements of the Western democracies are being renegotiated, and that those democracies’ professional and managerial elites don’t like that very much, because they have done very well under those arrangements. And, like all elites who are doing very well, they don’t want that to change.”

FASTER, PLEASE: New Weapons Against Cancer: Millions of Bacteria Programmed to Kill.

FASTER, PLEASE: Reversing The Damage From A Massive Stroke.

UNLIKE GLENN AND STEVE, I’D LIKE TO SEE THIS MUCH FASTER, PLEASE: Wow: Scientists May Have Promising Cure For Baldness.

FASTER, PLEASE: New urine test might predict aggressiveness of prostate cancer.

FASTER, PLEASE: South Dakota’s Efforts to Protect Speech on Campus Could Be a Model for the Nation.

FASTER, PLEASE: Trump Administration Pushes To Make Health Care Pricing More Transparent.

FASTER? PLEASE! DoD Presses the Accelerator on Hypersonic Weapons.

Hypersonic weapons have several advantages over existing cruise and ballistic missiles. Because they fly so fast, they can close on their targets in a very short period of time. Compared to slower weapons, their extremely high speed means that these weapons can evade or outrun any existing air and missile defenses. Some hypersonic weapons are so fast and maneuverable that they are unlikely to even be seen by existing radars.

Aircraft capable of hypersonic flight will be able to penetrate layered anti-aircraft defenses. During its career as one of the Air Force’s premier Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms, the venerable SR-71, which could fly at speeds up to Mach 3, was fired upon unsuccessfully hundreds of times. There are reports that a new hypersonic reconnaissance plane capable of cruising at Mach 6 is in the works.

Senior U.S. defense officials have publicly stated that Russia and China are ahead of us in this new arms race.

These things have the potential to be so destabilizing that you really don’t want to be the third guy on your block to get one.

AVIK ROY: Trump could revolutionize the private health insurance market.

Enter President Trump and his team at the National Economic Council, led by Larry Kudlow. The council found an elegant way to give employers the opportunity to voluntarily convert their health benefits from a defined benefit into a defined contribution. For example, an employer could fund an HRA for each worker and their family, which they could then use to shop for a plan that best suits their needs.

The administration estimates that as many as 800,000 employers — mostly smaller businesses — will choose this option, expanding health care choices for 11 million workers in the next decade. These employers will benefit from having fiscal certainty over their health expenditures. And workers will benefit from being able to choose their coverage and take it from job to job.

Furthermore, if those estimates are right, the new rule could dramatically expand the market for individually purchased health insurance, encouraging more plans to enter the market and lowering premiums for all participants. The White House estimates that the rule could expand the number of Americans with health insurance coverage by as many as 800,000.

The Trump HRA rule should be seen as the beginning — not the end — of reforms to improve the quality of private health insurance. Congress also needs to repair the individual market for health insurance by reforming Obamacare-era regulations that punish young and healthy people for buying coverage.

Faster, please.

FASTER, PLEASE: Google Maps adds ability to see speed limits and speed traps in 40+ countries, including the US.

WAIT, ALL THE BEST PEOPLE TOLD ME THAT THE SCIENCE WAS SETTLED: The Slow, Welcome Death of the GMO Panic.

In the United States, the public panic about the dangers of genetically modified foods is fading fast. This is an amazing—and rare—triumph of reason and science over public hysteria and political posturing.

On Monday, for example, the New York Times published an article by Knuvul Sheikh detailing recent advances in genetically modified crops without offering a single word about potential health dangers or environmental concerns. In fact, it seems there’s a rebranding effort on the left to hype GMO foods as a vital response to climate change.

After describing the benefits of growing plants under artificial light conditions, Sheikh writes: “Researchers have also adopted new genetic techniques to optimize flowering times and make plants more resistant to the rigors of a warming planet.” What types of techniques? None other than Crispr-style gene editing: “Unlike older crossbreeding and crop modification techniques, newer tools like Crispr allow scientists to snip out portions of the plant’s own DNA that may make it vulnerable to disease. [Plant geneticist] Dr. [Lee] Hickey and his team are working on adding Crispr machinery directly into barley and sorghum saplings, in order to modify the plants’ genes while simultaneously speed breeding them.”

Scientists are going full Frankenplant and the New York Times thinks it’s just great: “With cheaper, more powerful technology, opportunities are opening up to improve crops around the world.”

Faster, please.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: SURVEY: Most college grads say campus climate prevents them from expressing beliefs. “A recent study found that 70 percent of students wish for a learning environment open to all speech and viewpoints. A separate Gallup poll shows that two-thirds of recent college graduates do not ‘strongly agree’ with the statement that they were comfortable voicing minority opinions in class.”

Related: Sen. Marsha Blackburn is ‘restoring sanity’ to campus free speech. Faster, please.

FASTER? PLEASE! Boom Unveils More Details on Supersonic Airliner.

Flying at 60,000 feet, Overture would be capable of traveling between New York and London in 3 hours 15 minutes; Tokyo and San Francisco in 5.5 hours; or Sydney and Los Angeles in 6 hours 45 minutes (with a fuel stop en route). Engine selection has not been announced, but Boom plans to use a derivative of existing turbofan technology.

Five-year-old Boom has 30 aircraft on pre-order from Japan Airlines (JAL) and Virgin Group. In 2017 JAL also invested $10 million in the company. Boom, which recently located to larger facilities, now has more than 130 full-time employees and plans to double that number by next March.

Even with prohibitions on civilian supersonic flight over land, about 500 routes are “economically viable,” Boom founder and CEO Blake Scholl has said, with costs for passengers equivalent to subsonic business class. “A ticket would cost about $5,000 for transoceanic” passage between the U.S. and Europe, according to Scholl. Seat dimension will be comparable to short-haul first-class seating. He believes flight over land will be allowed in the future, opening additional routes to Overture. In the airport environment, the supersonic airliner would be quieter than conventional jet transports, according to Scholl.

While its projected 4,500 nm range isn’t sufficient for transpacific routes, even with a technical stop in Tahiti for fuel, total travel time would be half the current 15 hours between the U.S. and Australia. About 10 percent of the viable routes pass through the Middle East, which is “ideally positioned as a connecting hub between Australia, Asia, and Europe.” The U.S. company sees a need for “1,000 to 2,000 airplanes over the first 10 years” of operation, Scholl said.

I hope they make a real go of this, but that fleet size projections seems a bit optimistic. Would love to be wrong about that though.

AND WHEN THE BABYLON BEE HAS YOU SAYING “FASTER PLEASE”!  San Francisco Installs Giant Toilet Handle To Periodically Flush Entire City.  Anyone else starting to think of Heinlein’s Puppet Masters and the cities living under the Puppet Master’s tyranny? Including how the aliens couldn’t figure out basic hygiene, until there were all these plagues going around?
Anyone else going “Uh?”  What was it he said about the aliens?  Oh, yeah “too stupid to keep slaves.” This also seems to apply to every communist ever. And our own leftist idiots.

FASTER, PLEASE: This Odd Bacterium Appears to Protect Its Host From The Damaging Effects of Stress.

IN THE NEAR FUTURE, YOU COULD BE SEATED IN AN AIRPLANE’S WINGS. Why not? This is the 21st century you know, and the CAD/CAM mockup of a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines passenger flying wing atop this Week article looks pretty sharp.

Related: Fast days on the Concorde: Rock stars, wine & the ‘11-mile-high club.’

Like manned moon landings, it’s frustrating to think of supersonic passenger flight as something that only occurred in the past. Faster, please.

FASTER, PLEASE: Gregg Abbott Is Making It Fun to Watch Authoritarianism Die.

FASTER? PLEASE! US Air Force flight tests hypersonic missile on B-52 bomber.

FASTER, PLEASE: Drug to replace chemotherapy may reshape cancer care.

FASTER, PLEASE: Tennessee & Texas — Campus Free Speech Gains Ground Quietly in Many States.

FASTER, PLEASE: Eye transplants? Researchers 3D-print first human cornea in U.S., paving way for advancements.

FASTER, PLEASE: Privatizing Idaho.

COCAINE MITCH PLAYS FOR KEEPS:

Faster, please.

FASTER, PLEASE: A Mythical Form of Space Propulsion Finally Gets a Real Test. I need a reactionless thruster, and soon.

FASTER, PLEASE: Stem cell patch may help repair damage caused by heart attacks.

YES, PLEASE. Protecting Sleep in the Hospital, for Both Patients and Doctors: What if sleep were considered a continuous infusion of a medication that helped patients heal faster? “Sleep is one of the most powerful, freely available health care systems you could ever wish for. But the irony is that the one place a patient needs sleep the most is the place they’re least likely to get it: in a hospital bed on the ward.”

I’ve written about this myself. Here’s what I wrote:

It’s other places where they fall down. Being in the hospital is an exhausting, draining experience even if you aren’t sick. I spent a lot of time, and a couple of nights, there, and I felt like I had been run over by a truck. Imagine how I’d have felt if I had been, you know, a patient with something actually wrong with me.

Sleep interruptions are one problem. The floor below my wife’s housed the sleep-disorder clinic, where they monitor people and try to help them overcome various problems, like sleep apnea, so that they can achieve an uninterrupted night’s sleep. Ironically, it’s probably the only place in the hospital where they let you sleep all night long if you want. My wife was interrupted, on average, about every 90 minutes or so all night long: To have blood drawn, to have vital signs checked, to have her temperature taken, to be given medications (“wake up, it’s time for your sleeping pill” isn’t just a hospital joke) and, most irritatingly, to be weighed.

Now, there are good reasons for a lot of this stuff. Medications have to be given at certain times, temperatures have to be monitored, and so on. Even the weight is important, especially for cardiac patients where fluid balance often matters a lot. (Though not in my wife’s case, as her problems were different.)

But the end result of all of this stuff, especially when it’s spread over the evening, is a huge amount of stress on somebody who’s already under stress from illness. I don’t think that anyone has done the experiment (as has in fact been done with regard to mental hospitals) of hospitalizing some healthy grad students for a couple of weeks and then measuring their condition on discharge, but I’m pretty sure I know what the result would be: Most of them would come out in far worse shape than they were when they entered, even if they managed to avoid other hospital hazards like nosocomial infections or malnutrition from lousy hospital food. And I rather doubt that anyone familiar with hospitals and hospitalization would disagree. That suggests to me that somebody ought to be thinking harder about ways of making the hospital environment more patient-friendly. It’s impossible to make a hospital as stress-free as, say, a spa or a hotel, but it seems to me that with a bit of planning and organization it would be possible to do a lot better than we’re doing now. (And several of the nurses with whom I discussed this problem agreed.) Like the traditional hospital gowns, an awful lot of things seem to be “flimsy, drab, and designed for the practitioner’s convenience rather than for the patient’s comfort.” It’s time for that to change.

More at the link.

WOW: ‘Pumping heart patch’ ready for human use.

Sewn on to the heart, the 3cm (1in) by 2cm patch, grown in a lab from a sample of the patient’s own cells, then turns itself into healthy working muscle.

It also releases chemicals that repair and regenerate existing heart cells.

Tests in rabbits show it appears safe, Imperial College London experts told a leading heart conference in Manchester.

Patient trials should start in the next two years, the British Cardiovascular Society meeting heard.

Researcher Dr Richard Jabbour said: “One day, we hope to add heart patches to the treatments that doctors can routinely offer people after a heart attack.

“We could prescribe one of these patches alongside medicines for someone with heart failure, which you could take from a shelf and implant straight in to a person.”

Two years is a long time to wait for anyone who’s suffered a heart attack, so… faster, please.

FASTER, PLEASE: Men with prostate cancer offered hope by ‘search and destroy’ treatment.

FASTER, PLEASE: Voters in Europe Just Smashed the Mainstream Establishment.

And after all they’ve done for them in recent years.

FASTER, PLEASE: New treatment enables removal of ‘inoperable’ pancreatic cancer.

WELL, GOOD: An Experimental Ebola Cure May Also Protect Against Nipah Virus.

An experimental drug has protected monkeys against infection with Nipah virus, a lethal disease and emerging pandemic threat for which there is no approved vaccine or cure, scientists reported on Wednesday.

The antiviral drug, remdesivir, is also being tested against the Ebola virus in the outbreak now underway in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The only current treatment for Nipah virus infection is a monoclonal antibody that is still experimental; it was tested during an outbreak in India last year.

In the new trial, eight African green monkeys were given lethal doses of Nipah virus. Half of them later got intravenous remdesivir. All four monkeys that got the drug survived; the four that did not died within eight days.

If the drug wins approval for use against Nipah, “it will give us an extra treatment that could be used relatively quickly,” said Emmie de Wit, a virologist at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and one of the study’s lead authors. “The average person who reaches a hospital dies within two days, so it’s hard to protect them once they’re infected.”

Faster, please.

A FORMER UT STUDENT AND LONG-TIME INSTAPUNDIT READER WRITES to tell me he’s working with this company, Locus Biosciences. Scientists Modify Viruses With CRISPR To Create New Weapon Against Superbugs. I’ve been saying “faster, please” on phage therapies for a while.

Here’s their video.

GOOD NEWS FOR SHEEP: Eli Lilly’s erectile dysfunction drug Cialis shows signs of reversing heart failure in sheep. “The findings may not be a total surprise. This class of drugs, PDE5 inhibitors, which also includes Pfizers Viagra and Bayers Levitra, was originally developed for cardiac disease. Then the scientists developing Viagra discovered the drug relieved ED. We do have limited evidence from human trials and epidemiological studies that show Tadalafil can be effective in treating heart failure, said the studys lead author, Andrew Trafford, in a statement. This study provides further confirmation, adds mechanistic details and demonstrates that Tadalafil could now be a possible therapy for heart failure. Its possible that patients taking Cialis for ED have already unknowingly benefited from the drugs protective effect on the heart, he added.”

UPDATE: A reader sends this: “A large body of experimental evidences have shown that the combination of T replacement therapy (TRT) and phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5i) is, usually, effective in restoring erectile function in patients with LOH and ED who have not responded to monotherapy for sexual disturbances. In fact, PDE5is potentiate the action of nitric oxide (NO) produced by endothelial cells, resulting in a vasodilator effect, while T facilitates PDE5i effects by increasing the expression of PDE5 in corpora cavernosa. Meta-analytic data have recognized to PDE5i a protective role on the cardiovascular health in patients with decreased left ventricular ejection fraction. In addition, several studies have shown pleiotropic beneficial effects of these drugs throughout the body (i.e., on bones, urogenital tract and cerebral, metabolic, and cardiovascular levels). TRT itself is able to decrease endothelial dysfunction, oxidative stress and inflammation, thus lowering the cardiovascular risk. Furthermore, untreated hypogonadism could be the cause of PDE5i ineffectiveness especially in the elderly. For these reasons, aging men complaining ED who have LOH should undergo TRT before or at the moment when PDE5i treatment is started.”

My sense is that we’re making a lot of progress in a lot of interconnected areas. Faster, please!

FASTER, PLEASE: Nerve stimulation may help curb stroke damage.

THERESA MAY’S CALAMITOUS PREMIERSHIP COMES TO AN END: “Most of the leading candidates to replace Mrs. May are more sympathetic to free markets and classical liberal ideas. As well as cleaning up Mrs. May’s many mistakes in the handling of Brexit, it must be hoped that whoever comes next will also clean up the mess she made of economic policy.”

Faster, please.

FASTER, PLEASE: The Army is getting its first full brigade of souped-up Abrams tanks sooner than expected.

FASTER, PLEASE: Mark Meadows Says ‘Declassification is right around the corner.’

Republican Congressman and House Oversight Committee Member Mark Meadows there will be more information showing that President Trump was set up by senior officials with the FBI and DOJ. He made the comments Monday on “Fox & Friends,” adding that the declassification of documents will reveal it.

Meadows cited instances where members of the Trump campaign were taped and recorded. He specifically referred to former Trump Campaign Advisor George Papadopoulos. Papadopoulos has been vocal about being set up by the FBI.

Moreover, the North Carolina Congressman explained that ‘the American people will be astonished’ when Trump declassifies more information. For example, the classified FISA interviews, Bruce Ohr 302 FBI interviews and the so called “Gang of Eight” binder.

Former House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy said Sunday, the new information could reveal “game-changer” evidence further disproving the collusion narrative.

Meadows said he is confident the President will act soon.

Yesterday would not be too soon.

FASTER, PLEASE: Education Entrepreneurs Are the Only Ones Who Can Disrupt the Status Quo.

You could write a book on this.

FASTER, PLEASE: Trump on Track to Flip the Ninth Circuit to Republican by 2020.

THIS IS THE 21st CENTURY, YOU KNOW: Plans to build 3,000 mph plane that will fly passengers from New York to London in 90 minutes.

Faster, please.

FASTER, PLEASE: US attorney John Durham has been reviewing origins of Russia probe ‘for weeks.’

FASTER, PLEASE: Scientists deploy directed evolution to create new antibiotics.

FASTER, PLEASE: New Trend? — Hopkins Joins Loyola and Arizona in Arresting Protestors. “Banzhaf says that higher education may finally be getting smart, and doing what it should have begun doing a long time ago to deter the illegal conduct by a tiny number of students which infringes on the free speech and other rights of students and faculty.”