Off topic info! Diseases that sound made up Part 2: Progeria

Off topic info! Diseases that sound made up Part 2: Progeria

Have you heard of Progeria? Better question, have you seen “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button?”  Well, if you haven’t, the movie is about a man that is suffering from a rather peculiar disease.  The disease that he is suffering from, causes him to age backward.  He begins his life as an old man, and ages backward until he becomes a baby. Sounds riveting, right?  It’s actually a great movie and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Anyway, I digress.   The disease…

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Diseases that sound made up Part 1: Stoneman disease

Diseases that sound made up Part 1: Stoneman disease

What in the hell is that love-craftian nightmare of an image!? Glad you asked, figment of my imagination!  This is from an extremely rare disease, affectionately known as “Stoneman” syndrome.  The much more scientific name is a bit of a mouthful, it’s fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. Now, this disease is a tad terrifying.  You know how when you get an injury, to any kind of tissue within your body, your body will do its best to repair itself.  Let’s say you…

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WTH? Maple Syrup Urine Disease?

WTH? Maple Syrup Urine Disease?

Before I continue on our caffeinated adventure, I wanted to post on something I found fascinating.  Not that all of what I post isn’t fascinating, but, I.. yeah. Okay, so, Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD)! Yup. You read that right. What the hell is that?  You’re making crap up. Nope, I’m totally not.  The name comes from one of its unique side effects. Anyway, here it is. On a previous post, I went into detail on BCAAs. If you haven’t…

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