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by pokerguy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.
Replies: 7
Views: 2503

Re: Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.

Ten years and billions of R&D dollars after William Potter first sounded the alarm about the placebo effect, his message has finally gotten through. In the spring, Potter, who is now a VP at Merck, helped rev up a massive data-gathering effort called the Placebo Response Drug Trials Survey. Under th...
by pokerguy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.
Replies: 7
Views: 2503

Re: Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.

These new findings tell us that the body's response to certain types of medication is in constant flux, affected by expectations of treatment, conditioning, beliefs, and social cues. For instance, the geographic variations in trial outcome that Potter uncovered begin to make sense in light of discov...
by pokerguy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.
Replies: 7
Views: 2503

Re: Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.

Rx for Success—————— What turns a dummy pill into a catalyst for relieving pain, anxiety, depression, sexual dysfunction, or the tremors of Parkinson's disease? The brain's own healing mechanisms, unleashed by the belief that a phony medication is the real thing. The most important ingredient in any...
by pokerguy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.
Replies: 7
Views: 2503

Re: Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.

Visitors to Fabrizio Benedetti's clinic at the University of Turin are asked never to say the P-word around the med students who sign up for his experiments. For all the volunteers know, the trim, soft-spoken neuroscientist is hard at work concocting analgesic skin creams and methods for enhancing a...
by pokerguy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.
Replies: 7
Views: 2503

Re: Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.

The tall, rusty-haired son of a country doctor, William Potter, 64, has spent most of his life treating mental illness—first as a psychiatrist at the National Institute of Mental Health and then as a drug developer. A decade ago, he took a job at Lilly's neuroscience labs. There, working on new anti...
by pokerguy
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.
Replies: 7
Views: 2503

Re: Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.

The roots of the placebo problem can be traced to a lie told by an Army nurse during World War II as Allied forces stormed the beaches of southern Italy. The nurse was assisting an anesthetist named Henry Beecher, who was tending to US troops under heavy German bombardment. When the morphine supply ...
by pokerguy
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.
Replies: 7
Views: 2503

Re: Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.

The upshot is fewer new medicines available to ailing patients and more financial woes for the beleaguered pharmaceutical industry. Last November, a new type of gene therapy for Parkinson's disease, championed by the Michael J. Fox Foundation, was abruptly withdrawn from Phase II trials after unexpe...
by pokerguy
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.
Replies: 7
Views: 2503

Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.

Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why. One has to love the egotisticalness of that attitude. Saying that it is the placebo that is getting more effective rather than some of the new drugs being produced being less effective. Of course drug companies have several m...
by pokerguy
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Pro tip: You can log into macOS High Sierra as root with no password
Replies: 1
Views: 1143

Re: Pro tip: You can log into macOS High Sierra as root with no password

thanks for the post Richard. However a bright side to the issues apple is having is that there are some fairly easy fixes in addition to a patch coming out semi soon. The simplest solution is suppose to be simply enabling the root account and setting the root password. see: https://support.apple.com...
by pokerguy
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: general movies
Topic: Makers of Snowden Documentary Face Legal
Replies: 2
Views: 1463

Re: Makers of Snowden Documentary Face Legal

You should also check out this site: https://www.techdirt.com/blog/?tag=horace+edwards which has several articles about the person filing the case against snowden. this is a semi current timeline of the case: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/8qxee5/everything-about-the-edward-snowden--citi...