[LMB] We've been discussing gene engineering on people...

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Thu Oct 17 19:13:50 BST 2019


Both my parents were alcoholic.  Dad had a sweet tooth toward the end of
his life, Mom, not so much that I was aware of.  I've had one when I was
younger, but not so much now.

On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 7:48 AM Pat Mathews <mathews55 at msn.com> wrote:

> Sounds reasonable. Though I've heard a sweet tooth sometimes goes along
> with the tendency to become alcoholic. Coffee instead of sweets?
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>
> It has been reported to me that "12-step" groups---Alcoholics Anonymous,
> for example---practically run on coffee.  Might they be using it to
> self-medicate and stay sober/clean/whatever?
>
> On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 6:59 PM Pat Mathews <mathews55 at msn.com> wrote:
>
> > Good question. I checked out an item on the DD list this morning - does
> > caffeine help you focus - and am pleased to announce that whatever it did
> > for me between the ages of 15 and 75, it now makes matters worse. For
> what
> > that's worth.
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> > lois-bujold-bounces at lists.herald.co.uk> on behalf of Sylvia McIvers <
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> > On Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 3:24 AM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > ... Oh, and it can be
> > > diagnosed medically now, the latest research has found specific
> activity
> > > patterns
> > > in the brain associated with the condition. The research is still new,
> > and
> > > ongoing, but they're hoping that once they can identify and isolate all
> > the
> > > relevant patterns, they can find new therapies to redirect or retrain
> the
> > > neural responses. Early days, as I say, but hopeful.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > Is that real? Can they diagnose adults who, ahem, outgrew it?  *no they
> > didn't. they just mask reallywell*
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