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Thrill on the way to Harihareshwar and Shrivardhan (from Pune) through Sahyadri Ghats


well, guys gr8 news 2 make yu jealous n inspire yu to plan out something soon… ……….  🙂

I recently took a bike ride to Harihareshwar & Shrivardhan Beach ( Konkan, Maharashtra) …. its around 200 kms on western coast.
4 of us… (Shantanu, Ataullah, Deepa & me) We left at 1:30 am night…… it was raining heavily…… i crossed almost 9-10 mountains through…… the road was blurred… we passed thrugh clouds at almost 3500 ft above sea level…… the fog was amazing which would not allow us to look 1 meter ahead…………… the hilly road was terrible……………….
Then later on a smooth road, we could cut the road corners fantastically……..
Harihareshwar has MTDC resort with private beach….. the sea water n sand is amazing……… 1 can get deep inside…..
gr8 sea food……..
the entire journey to & fro was covered within 17 hrs…………

the most hrrible ride of my life………. for the 1st time i did a lotta things…….
Travelled at horrible night time…… dark,,, thunder,,, cold,,,, rough,,,,, speedy,,,,, dangerous,,,, pretty exciting Bike Ride……
Went to a private beach…..
fell from the bike for the 1st time in my riding career of almost 14 years, since standard 6……..
didn’t drink during a long trip………….
went uphill 10 +10 times……..

So re we ready to experience the thrill ??

Bikers ready to experience the thrill

Bikers ready to experience the thrill

On the way Shriwardhan & Harihareshwar

On the way Shriwardhan & Harihareshwar

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Oral bacteria may contribute to the development of obesity


The world-wide explosion of overweight people has been called an epidemic. The inflammatory nature of obesity is widely recognized. Could it really be an epidemic involving an infectious agent? In this climate of concern over the increasing prevalence of overweight conditions in our society, investigators have focused on the possible role of oral bacteria as a potential direct contributor to obesity.

To investigate this possibility, the study’s researchers J.M. Goodson, D. Groppo, S. Halem and E. Carpino measured salivary bacterial populations of overweight women. Saliva was collected from 313 women with a body mass index between 27 and 32, and bacterial populations were measured by DNA probe analysis. Levels in this group were compared with data from a population of 232 healthy individuals from periodontal disease studies. The median percentage difference of seven of the 40 bacterial species measured was greater than 2 percent in the saliva of overweight women. Classification tree analysis of salivary microbiological composition revealed that 98.4 percent of the overweight women could be identified by the presence of a single bacterial species (Selenomonas noxia) at levels greater than 1.05 percent of the total salivary bacteria. Analysis of these data suggests that the composition of salivary bacteria changes in overweight women.

It seems likely that these bacterial species could serve as biological indicators of a developing overweight condition. Of even greater interest, and the subject of future research, is the possibility that oral bacteria may participate in the pathology that leads to obesity.

The complete research study is published in the June issue of the International and American Associations for Dental Research’s Journal of Dental Research, and is available online at http://jdr.sagepub.com/cgi/content/full/88/6/519.

http://www.iadr.org

Psychic powers that enable people to see auras around others may simply be a quirk of the brain


Supposed psychic powers that enable people to see auras around others may simply be a quirk of the brain, according to a University College London (UCL) study of a rare form of synaesthesia where some people see colourful ‘auras’ around their loved ones.

The case study, reported in the October issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology, shows how some people can experience colours in response to people they know or words that evoke emotions – a condition known as emotion-colour synaesthesia.

Dr Jamie Ward, author of the study, says: “A popular notion is that some people have a magical ability to detect the hidden emotions of others by seeing a colourful ‘aura’ or energy field that they give off. Our study suggests a different interpretation. These colours do not reflect hidden energies being given off by other people, rather they are created entirely in the brain of the beholder.”

In the study, Dr Ward of UCL’s Psychology Department documented a woman known as GW who could see colours like purple and blue in response to people she knew or their names when read to her. Words triggered a colour which spread across her whole field of vision, whilst people themselves appeared to have coloured ‘auras’ projected around them. For example, “James” triggered pink, “Thomas” black and “Hannah” blue.

A similar test using 100 words rated on a scale of 1 to 7 for their emotional impact showed that highly emotive words such as fear or hate also triggered colours. Words associated with positive emotions tended to elicit pink, orange, yellow, and green, whereas words associated with negative emotions triggered brown, grey, and black.

Whilst it is quite common to describe people or emotions metaphorically in terms of colours, GW actually reported vividly seeing them. Indeed, when “James” (a pink word) was written in the wrong colour (e.g. blue), her reaction times were slowed.

Synaesthesia is a condition found in 1 in 2000 people in which stimulation of one sense produces a response in one or more of the other senses. For example, people with synaesthesia may experience shapes with tastes or smells with sounds. It is thought to originate in the brain and some scientists believe it might be caused by a cross-wiring in the brain, for example between centres involved in emotional processing and smell perception. Synaesthesia is known to run in families.

GW, 19-year old with an IQ of 112, became aware of her condition around the age of seven but refrained from telling her family or friends. In GW’s case, people acquired a synaesthetic colour as she got to know them and the colour was then triggered whenever she was presented with the person’s name or face.

In contrast, a case discovered in the 1930s documents a seven year old boy who also associated colours with people, but saw strangers in bright orange with a black outline which faded to a mild blue and finally pink when he got to know them.

Dr Jamie Ward continues: “The ability of some people to see the coloured auras of others has held an important place in folklore and mysticism throughout the ages. Although many people claiming to have such powers could be charlatans, it is also conceivable that others are born with a gift of synaesthesia.

“GW does not believe she has mystical powers and has no interest in the occult, but it is not hard to imagine how, in a different age or culture, such an interpretation could arise.

“Rather than assuming that people give off auras or energy fields that can only be detected by rigged cameras or trained seers, we need only assume that the phenomenon of synaesthesia is taking place.”

Ref:  http://www.ucl.ac.uk

http://www.news-medical.net/news/2004/10/18/5619.aspx

Oxygen-sensitive enzyme key to ‘cut and paste’ of genes


LONDON: An oxygen-sensitive enzyme has been found to play a key role in how genes create the many different proteins that make up our bodies.

The finding shows that the enzyme, termed Jmjd6, directly intervenes in the process in which the DNA of our genes is “cut and pasted” into instructions for the creation of specific proteins.

The discovery, reported in this week’s Science by a team led by scientists from Oxford University and Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, opens up a new area of molecular research into conditions such as heart disease and cancer.

“Previous work from Oxford has shown that some of these enzymes, called oxygenases, affect which genes are expressed in response to low levels of oxygen. What we have now found is that they also regulate the specific form this expression takes” to give the different proteins that make up everything from heart cells to tumours,” said Professor Chris Schofield of Oxford University’s Department of Chemistry, one of the authors of the paper.

Genes, stored in the form of DNA, are converted into proteins by a “middleman molecule” called Messenger Ribonucleic Acid ‘mRNA’.

Courtesy: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Health-Science/Science/Oxygen-sensitive-enzyme-key-to-cut-and-paste-of-genes/articleshow/4736854.cms
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