WATCH: DQ Osborne Makes Crazy Pick Against Kansas

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. DeQuinton Osborne — who shall heretofore be referred to as “The Blizzard” — had an outrageous pick against Montrell Cozart in the second half of OSU’s game on Saturday in Lawrence. He almost scored himself a Fat Guy TD but came up just short (even though he obliterated some poor Kansas offensive player). There’s a human being under there. (via @sarahcphipps) #okstate— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) October 22, 2016Two questions here. First, does Osborne have better hands than all of the secondary or just most of it? Two, why was a 310-pound DT 10 yards off the line? Either way, enjoy the show.last_img read more

10 months ago​Chelsea target Koulibaly close to signing Napoli contract

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Chelsea target Koulibaly close to signing Napoli contractby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli are close to securing their star centre-back to a new contract.Tuttomercatoweb reports that Kalidou Koulibaly will be signing a new deal that will give him a wage of €6 million per year.And the most important story is that his deal will not have a release clause.Koulibaly is wanted by both Manchester United and Chelsea.But his club are adamant he will stay, insisting they would even reject bids close to 100 million. last_img

10 months agoInter Milan offered Bayern Munich veteran Arjen Robben

first_imgInter Milan offered Bayern Munich veteran Arjen Robbenby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan have been offered Bayern Munich veteran Arjen Robben.Off contract in June, Robben has announced he is leaving Bayern at the end of the season.The Dutch midfielder has opened the door to a return to PSV Eindhoven, however says agents have also offered him to Inter.While now 34, Inter management have welcomed the approach and are actively discussing adding Robben to the squad next season.Though Inter are keen to drive down the average age of their squad, they’re willing to make an exception for Robben. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Worldrenowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle to speak at Rices Baker Institute Feb 12

first_imgAddThis Share1MEDIA ADVISORYDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduJeff World-renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle to speak at Rice’s Baker Institute Feb. 12HOUSTON – (Jan. 30, 2013) – World-renowned oceanographer and National Geographic explorer-in-residence Sylvia Earle will discuss ocean conservation in the Gulf of Mexico and its unique challenges and opportunities Feb. 12 at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.Who: Sylvia Earle, National Geographic explorer-in-residence.Introduction by Neal Lane, senior fellow in science and technology policy at the Baker Institute and the Malcolm Gillis University Professor at Rice.What: Civic Scientist Lecture on “The Gulf of Mexico: Exploring and Caring for the Ocean That Unites Three Countries.”When: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6-7:30 p.m. Earle’s talk will be followed by a reception.Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.The Civic Scientist Lectures are presented by leading scientists and engineers from around the world who have impacted public policy. The goal of the series is to expose scientists and future scientists to the notion that their roles extend beyond the laboratory. The lectures also give the Houston community an opportunity to hear leading scientists discuss their fields and careers as they promote science and technology as a public good worthy of federal, state and local funding. The Civic Scientist Lecture program is managed by the Baker Institute’s Science and Technology Policy Program. For more information on the program, visit Shell Distinguished Lecture Series event is co-hosted by the Baker Institute Science and Technology Policy Program and Rice’s Wiess School of Natural Sciences, the Center for the Study of the Environment and Society and the Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center. Additional support for this event was provided by the JWC/JKH Family Foundation and its president, Janice Hartrick.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at or 713-348-6775.To view the complete event information, visit A live webcast will be available at Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Founded in 1993, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston ranks among the top 20 university-affiliated think tanks globally and top 30 think tanks in the United States. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute sponsors more than 20 programs that conduct research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows and Rice University scholars. Learn more about the institute at or on the institute’s blog,  last_img read more

History of eating disorders associated with future depressive symptoms among mothers

first_imgThe researchers used data from the ‘Children of the 90s’ cohort study, including 9,276 women.Previous studies had suggested that depressive symptoms among mothers with eating disorders might improve after the perinatal period, but those studies didn’t have such a long follow-up time to confirm that the increased risk of depressive symptoms does in fact persist for women who have had an eating disorder.The research team found that women who had ever had anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa experienced more depressive symptoms over an 18-year follow-up than those who had never had an eating disorder.”Depressive symptoms in mothers have been shown to be associated with a number of negative outcomes for their children, such as emotional and behavioral problems. It is therefore important, to identify and treat eating disorders early, as these could be one potential cause of the depressive symptoms,” said Dr Solmi.”We should also identify pregnant women with an eating disorder, so that they can be provided with mental health support. This could benefit both mother and child in the long run.”Dr Abigail Easter, one of the authors of the paper who has developed training materials to help identify eating disorders in pregnancy, added: We found that women who have had an eating disorder at any point before childbirth, even if it was years earlier in adolescence, were more likely to experience depressive symptoms during pregnancy and up to 18 years after the birth of their child.This finding suggests that many people with eating disorders might not fully recover since we know that eating disorders and depression often happen at the same time.”Dr Francesca Solmi, study’s lead author (UCL Psychiatry) There is a need for more training for practitioners and midwives on how to recognize eating disorders in pregnancy, which could help to reduce the long-term impact of mental ill-health.” Current guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommend that health care professionals use a questionnaire to identify depressive symptoms in pregnant women. The current study supports the value of this, as well as for identifying eating disorders. Source:University College London There’s a lot of stigma around both depression and eating disorders, so many people might not feel comfortable talking about it or seeking help. Assessment of mental illness in pregnancy, as standard practice, could help health professionals pick up on signs of depression and/or eating disorders at this crucial stage of life.”  First author Yu Wei Chua, who began the study at UCL before moving over to the University of Strathclyde Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)May 14 2019A history of eating disorders and body image concerns before or during pregnancy are associated with future depressive symptoms among mothers, finds a new UCL-led study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.last_img read more

Oxidative stress could play key role in the spreading of aberrant proteins

first_imgOxidative stress has long been considered to be involved in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease. Our work, however, reveals a new intriguing mechanism that may link oxidative stress to disease development. We show that under oxidative stress the propensity of alpha-synuclein to ‘travel’ from one neuron to the other is significantly enhanced, thus facilitating the exchange of harmful protein species, occurrence of pathology and the spreading of this pathology throughout the brain.”Professor Donato Di Monte, senior DZNE scientist, who headed the current research He adds, “Although in our study we induced oxidative stress artificially in laboratory models, we know that increased production of deleterious oxygen species could occur in Parkinson’s brain. It might be caused by a variety of conditions, such as genetic mutations and environmental exposures and might be related to the aging process itself, as some of the cellular mechanisms counteracting oxidative stress decline with age. Parkinson’s is an age-related disease, making it quite likely that aging brain cells would become more vulnerable to pathological processes involving oxidative stress.”Experimental settingRelated StoriesUTHealth researchers investigate how to reduce stress-driven alcohol useDogs and cats relieve academic stress and lift students’ mood, according to a new studyStudy reveals how genetic message to produce healthy heart tissue is altered during stress, agingIn a series of experiments, Di Monte and colleagues studied mice that overproduced alpha-synuclein in a specific brain region, namely the dorsal medulla oblongata, known to be a primary target of alpha-synuclein pathology in Parkinson’s disease. Under this condition, the researchers were able to show oxidative stress, formation of small alpha-synuclein aggregates (so called oligomers) and neuronal damage. Increased production of alpha-synuclein also led to its “jump” from donor neurons in the medulla oblongata into recipient neurons in neighboring brain regions that became affected by progressive alpha-synuclein accumulation and aggregation. Interestingly, treatment of mice with paraquat, a chemical agent that generates substantial amounts of reactive oxygen species and thus triggers an oxidative stress, exacerbated alpha-synuclein pathology and resulted in its more pronounced spreading throughout the brain.”Our findings support the hypothesis that a vicious cycle may be triggered by increased alpha-synuclein burden and oxidative stress,” Di Monte said. “Oxidative stress could promote the formation of alpha-synuclein aggregates which, in turn, may exacerbate oxidative stress. Jumping from neuron to neuron, this toxic process could affect more and more brain regions and contribute to progressive pathology and neuronal demise.”Abnormal proteinsThe precise mechanisms underlying enhanced neuron-to-neuron transfer of alpha-synuclein under oxidative stress are not fully understood. However, more detailed analyses by Di Monte and colleagues, including in-vitro experiments, revealed formation and accumulation of abnormal forms of alpha-synuclein that were oxidized and nitrated as a result of oxidative stress. These abnormal protein species were found to be particularly mobile and more prone to travel from donor to recipient cells.”Identification of toxic alpha-synuclein species with high propensity to aggregation and spreading bears significant implications,” Di Monte said. “They could be targeted for therapeutic intervention that may prevent early disease development and/or counteract the progression of pathology at later disease stages.” Source:DZNE – German Center for Neurodegenerative DiseasesJournal reference:Musgrove, R.E. et al. (2019) Oxidative stress in vagal neurons promotes parkinsonian pathology and intercellular α-synuclein transfer. Journal of Clinical Investigation. Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Jul 17 2019Oxidative stress could be a driving force in the spreading of aberrant proteins involved in Parkinson’s disease. This is the result of lab studies by researchers of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE). The findings are published in the “Journal of Clinical Investigation”.Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disease with clinical manifestations that include motor (e.g., tremor and slowness in movements) as well as non-motor (e.g., sleep disorders and depression) symptoms. At the microscopic and pathological levels, the disease is characterized by accumulation of abnormal intraneuronal inclusions. They are formed as a result of aggregation of a protein called “alpha-synuclein”. In the course of the disease, these inclusions progressively appear in various brain regions, contributing to the gradual exacerbation of disease severity.The mechanisms behind this advancing pathology are poorly understood. Research by DZNE scientists now indicates that “oxidative stress”, i.e. an excessive and uncontrolled production of reactive oxygen species, could play an important role in the pathological spreading of alpha-synuclein. The findings are based on in-vivo studies with mice and in-vitro experiments in cultured cells.last_img read more

Engineers add sense of touch to prosthetic hand

first_img Citation: Engineers add sense of touch to prosthetic hand (2018, September 24) retrieved 17 July 2019 from The research team, funded through a training grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, created an “electronic skin” which they placed over the thumb and index finger of a prosthetic hand. The skin contains biosensors in a configuration that mimics the touch and pain receptors in human skin. The skin is electronically connected to the nerves in the arm that are involved in relaying the sensations of touch and pain to the brain. Luke Osborn first author of the publication and a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins University Biomedical Instrumentation and Neuroengineering Laboratory, directed by professor Nitish Thakor, explained the design of the technology. “The electronic sensing skin we call an e-dermis was designed to fit over prosthetic devices that are already in use by individuals. It will allow the wearer to tell the shape of what he or she is picking up. Sharp objects will actually cause the feeling of pain, which is an attempt to give the person a range of realistic sensations. It could also help avoid picking up something sharp that could damage the prosthetic.”This version of the e-dermis was designed to be able to distinguish a round shape from a pointed, pain-inducing shape. The team is working on expanding the abilities of the e-dermis to include temperature perception. Beyond making prosthetic fingers more human, the team envisions other uses for the technology such as enhancing the sense of touch in augmented reality systems. The e-dermis could also be incorporated into the gloves of astronauts where enhanced sensation could help them perform intricate tasks more quickly and with more precision. Credit: CC0 Public Domain Explore further New ‘e-dermis’ brings sense of touch, pain to prosthetic handscenter_img Provided by National Institutes of Health Engineers at Johns Hopkins University have created an electronic skin, which when added to a prosthetic hand allows the user to feel objects as if through their own hand, including feeling pain when touching a sharp object. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Team develops thermoelectric device that generates electricity using human body heat

first_img Power management circuits that amplify low voltages for efficient use of energy obtained from body temperature. Credit: The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) Provided by National Research Council of Science & Technology The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) in South Korea developed a thermoelectric module that generates electricity using human body heat. The module, which is 5 cm in width and 11 cm in length, can convert body heat energy into electricity and amplify it to power wearable devices. Wearing thermal electric devices that supply power based on body temperature are attached to the skin to illuminate the LED display. Credit: The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) When a patch-like structure is attached upon the thermoelectric device, a temperature difference occurs between the skin and the structure, imitating the sweat glands structure. This core technology is called “biomimetic heat sink.” It increases the output of the thermoelectric module by five times that of conventional products, maximizing the energy efficiency.The device also incorporates the power management integrated circuit technology that keeps efficiency above 80 percent even at low voltages and converts it to a chargeable voltage. In particular, the research team succeeded in generating a 35 microwatts per square centimeters (uW/cm2) output, which is 1.5 times higher than the 20 uW/cm2 output previously developed by U.S researchers.It has been confirmed that when six devices are modularized in a bundle, they can generate up to a commercialization level of 2~3 milliwatts (mW). Unlike disposable batteries, they can continuously generate energy from the human body temperature. In fact, the research team succeeded in lighting the letters “ETRI” on the LED display board by boosting the voltage generated from the six devices attached to the wrist of an adult without any batteries. Flexible thermoelectric generator module: a silver bullet to fix waste energy issuescenter_img Explore further In addition, a dry adhesion method that utilizes nano structure was used to attach to the skin contact area, whereas for the outer part of the module, micro structure was used to prevent easy tearing. This micro-nano hierarchical structure facilitate more stable adhesion on the human skin which have various roughness.The research team is currently carrying out a follow-up study to implement the power management circuit in one chip. The purpose of the study is to improve wearability in a moving situation while decreasing the discomfort of wearing patches. ETRI predicts the technology to be commercialized in two to three years. Citation: Team develops thermoelectric device that generates electricity using human body heat (2019, March 1) retrieved 17 July 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more