Friday, February 17, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Its my song of the moment, has been since December, music is so like that...Can be doing something in your everyday and a random line in a song sneaks its way into your head...and just sets up shop...I have about a dozen or more that do that, but don't we all...I always knew the song when I heard it, but never knew who sang it...The group is Odyssey...definitely expected to read that they were from Morocco or somewhere by their look...just NYC though w/a dope vintage hook-up and all of the bits in between...kind of like all of us.....LOL...BlessUp...Yesh...
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Bless...Hope all are warm and well...I know that we all make an effort to be so obscure in our findings of all things good and new, but I had to..Good is just Plain Good..I am so thankful that D'Angelo has found his new way to what he loves and does best...Voodoo never ever tires, you can put it on in any space or place and it always cooks...Be good to yourselves...Love yourselves...Powerful Rest Ms. Houston......BlessUp..Yesh....
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
A new study has shown, for the first time, that growing up on a farm directly affects the regulation of the immune system and causes a reduction in the immunological responses to food proteins.
The research, led by the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences, found that spending early life in a complex farm environment increased the number of regulatory T-lymphocytes, the cells that damp down the immune system and limit immune responses.
Dr Marie Lewis, Research Associate in Infection and Immunity at the School of Veterinary Sciences, who led the research, said: "Many large-scale epidemiological studies have suggested that growing up on a farm is linked to a reduced likelihood of developing allergic disease. However, until now, it has not been possible to demonstrate direct cause and effect: does the farm environment actively protect against allergies, or are allergy-prone families unlikely to live on farms?"
In the study, piglets were nursed by their mothers on a farm while their siblings spent their early life (from one day onwards) in an isolator unit under very hygienic conditions and were fed formula milk, therefore, reflecting the extremes of environment human babies are raised in.
The work was carried out in piglets as they are valuable translational models for humans since they share many aspects of physiology, metabolism, genetics and immunity.
The researchers demonstrated that compared to their brothers and sisters in the isolator, the farm-reared piglets had reduced overall numbers of T-lymphocytes, the immune cells which drive immune responses, in their intestinal tissues. Importantly, these dirty piglets also had significantly increased numbers of a subset of these cells, the regulatory T-lymphocytes, which pacify immune responses and limit inflammation.
This shift in the ratio of stimulatory and regulatory cells appeared to have functional effects since the farm-reared piglets also exhibited decreased antibody responses to novel food proteins when they were weaned.
Regulatory T-cells have been identified in many mammalian species, including humans, and appear to be universal regulators of immune systems and a reduction in their numbers is often associated with the development of allergies, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.
Dr Lewis explained: "At this point it is not clear exactly what caused the increased capacity for immune regulation in our farm-reared piglets. Our previous work suggests that intestinal bacteria play a pivotal role in the development of a competent immune system and these bacteria are obtained from the environment during early life."
The researchers suggest additional work is required to determine the extent to which other farm-associated factors, such as social and maternal interactions, aerial contaminants, antigens from bedding and early nutrition, contributed to the impact of the environment on increased local and systemic immune regulation.
Further clarification of the mechanisms underlying these interactions could lead to methods of intervention during infancy to prevent the development of immune diseases in later life.
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- Marie C. Lewis, Charlotte F. Inman, Dilip Patel, Bettina Schmidt, Imke Mulder, Bevis Miller, Bhupinder P. Gill, John Pluske, Denise Kelly, Christopher R. Stokes, Michael Bailey. Direct experimental evidence that early-life farm environment influences regulation of immune responses. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 2012; DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-3038.2011.01258.x
Concept by Underdog the DJ at 8:52 PM
Oh yes, what a brilliant new Shabazz Palaces video, directed by Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes. Extremely looking forward to see these guys live (together with Real Estate) at Palace Club St. Gallen on February 24.
Concept by Underdog the DJ at 8:45 PM
Monday, February 6, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
March 22 Georgia Theatre, Athens GA (with Four Tet)
March 23 Emerald Lounge Asheville NC
March 24 529, Atlanta GA
March 25 Balliceaux, Richmond VA
March 26 DC9, Washington D.C.
March 27 St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s City MD
March 28 Soft House, Baltimore MD
March 30 Santos Party House, New York NY
April 2 TBA, Buffalo NY
April 3 The Drake Hotel, Toronto ON
April 5 Le Belmont, Montreal QC
April TBA, Boston, MA
(More Dates TBA)
01 Sonnymoon "Near Me"
02 Teebs "Pretty Poly"
03 Time Wharp "mdat (feat. Divine Interface)"
04 Stereolab "Diagonals"
05 Kuhn "Slime Beach (The Range Remix)"
06 Avila Santo "Punic Wars"
07 Sir Froderick "kungfu"
08 Arthur Russell "I Like You!"
09 Teebs "Cook, Clean, Pay The Rent (New House Version)"
10 Four Tet, Burial, & Thom Yorke "Ego"
11 Time Wharp "BLK (Obey City Remix)"
- Words: Glenn Jackson
- Photo: Brent Waterworth
Concept by Underdog the DJ at 11:33 AM