Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong
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Odin's Day

Administration
Happy birthday to beloved feste_sylvain!

Medical
Ugh. The pack I was given yesterday for today's BARCC tabling is large. And heavy. And I was already carrying a large heavy pack. And had to walk over a mile back from the bus stop. So. Blistered and sore-shouldered.

And exhausted.

Yesterday's BARCC engagement
Went really well; it was a high school for Problem Kids, so I felt right at home. Seriously, I spent age 14-18 in similar situations. So I was very much the right person to accompany the speaker.

Yesterday's issue
Is being resolved.

Yesterday's WTD
Will be posted today; I don't have time to do more than one, so I'll have to play catchup tomorrow or Friday instead. EDIT: No time to do it before I head to Bentley; will write after nap.

Daily Science
Injecting stem cells into the brains of mice that recently suffered a stroke can reduce nerve cell (neuron) damage by up to 60 percent, according to new research. But the stem cells do not simply replace damaged tissue as previously believed. Instead, the immature cells trigger adult brain cells to switch gears and block a stroke-induced immune response that causes nerve damage.

"It is a paradigm shift," says Sean Savitz, a neurologist at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, who was not involved in the study. "The original idea is that you put cells in there and it would reconstruct the cells that died. … The beauty of this is there's not just one mechanism; they are acting in many different ways."


Plans
BARCC tabling at the Bentley Health Fair late morning/early afternoon. Nap. Back-to-school night tonight, where we get to meet Elayna's teachers and go through her typical day, in an accelerated fashion.
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