Is Alzheimer’s Caused By Germs?

❝ Dr. Leslie Norins is willing to hand over $1 million of his own money to anyone who can clarify something: Is Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia worldwide, caused by a germ?…

It’s an idea that just a few years ago would’ve seemed to many an easy way to drain your research budget on bunk science. Money has poured into Alzheimer’s research for years, but until very recently not much of it went toward investigating infection in causing dementia…

❝ For instance, would we see a day when dementia is prevented with a vaccine, or treated with antibiotics and antiviral medications? Norins thinks it’s worth looking into.

RTFA for more details and significant indicators, as well.

Uptown Funk Mashup

Thanks, UrsaRodinia

Here’s the list of performers…

1. [1] Red-Headed Woman (1932) – Jean Harlow.
2. [2] The Littlest Rebel (1935) – Shirley Temple and Bill Robinson.
3. [3] The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) – Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
4. [4] Sensations of 1945 – David Lichine and Eleanor Powell.
5. [5] Broadway Melody of 1940 – Fred Astaire. 6
6. [6] Honolulu (1939) – Eleanor Powell and Gracie Allen.
7. Broadway Melody of 1940 – Fred Astaire.
8. [7] Lady Be Good (1941) – Eleanor Powell.
9. [8] Girl Crazy (1943) – Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.
10. [9] You Were Never Lovelier (1942) – Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire.
11. Broadway Melody of 1940 – Eleanor Powell and Fred Astaire.
12. [10] Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) – Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly.
13. [11] Colleen (1936) – Ruby Keeler and Paul Draper.
14. [12] Gilda (1946) – Rita Hayworth.
15. [13] It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) – Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Durante.
16. [14] Animal Crackers (1930) – Groucho Marx.
17. [15] For Me and My Gal (1942) – Judy Garland and Gene Kelly.
18. [16] Summer Stock (1950) – Judy Garland.
19. [17] The Little Princess (1939) – Shirley Temple.
20. The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) – Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
21. [18] Easter Parade (1948) – Ann Miller.
22. [19] Second Chorus (1940) – Fred Astaire.
23. [20] Footlight Parade (1933) – James Cagney and Ruby Keeler.
24. [21] Kiss Me Kate (1953) – Bob Fosse and Carol Haney.
25. [22] The Pirate (1948) – Gene Kelly and the Nicholas Brothers.
26. [23] Carefree (1938) – Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
27. [24] On the Town (1949) – Frank Sinatra, Jules Munshin, Gene Kelly, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller & Vera Ellen.
28. [25] Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929) – unidentified. Any suggestions?
29. [26] The Gay Divorcee (1934) – Fred Astaire.
30. [27] A Day at the Races (1937) – Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.
31. [28] Go Into Your Dance (1935) – Al Jolson.
32. [29] Stormy Weather (1943) – the Nicholas Brothers.
33. [30] Babes on Broadway (1941) – Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.
34. [31] Ship Ahoy (1942) – Eleanor Powell.
35. [32] The Sky’s the Limit (1943) – Fred Astaire.
36. [33] Small Town Girl (1953) – Bobby Van.
37. [34] Anchors Aweigh (1945) – Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra.
38. [35] Show Boat (1936) – Sammy White and Queenie Smith.
39. [36] Top Hat (1935) – Fred Astaire.
40. [37] Broadway Melody of 1936 – Eleanor Powell.
41. [38] Roberta (1935) – Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
42. [39] Love ’em and Leave ’em (1926) – Louise Brooks.
43. [40] Singin’ in the Rain (1952) – Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly.
44. [41] Babes in Arms (1939) – Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.
45. [42] 42nd Street (1933) – chorus.
46. [43] Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) – Judy Garland.
47. [44] The Band Wagon (1953) – Cyd Charisse and Fred Astaire.
48. [45] Born to Dance (1936) – Eleanor Powell.
49. Broadway Melody of 1936 – Eleanor Powell.
50. Honolulu (1939) – Eleanor Powell.
51. [46] Rosalie (1937) – Eleanor Powell.
52. [47] Swing Time (1936) – Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
53. [48] Ziegfeld Follies (1945) – Lucille Ball (with whip).
54. Top Hat (1935) – Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
55. [49] Follow the Fleet (1936) – Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
56. [50] Cover Girl (1944) – Gene Kelly, Rita Hayworth and Phil Silvers.
57. [51] Thousands Cheer (1943) – Eleanor Powell.
58. Anchors Aweigh (1945) – Jerry Mouse and Gene Kelly.
59. [52] Royal Wedding (1951) – Fred Astaire.
60. [53] Way out West (1937) – Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel.
61. [54] The Red Shoes (1948) – Moira Shearer.
62. [55] Blue Skies (1946) – Fred Astaire.
63. [56] Boarding House Blues (1948) – the Berry Brothers.
64. [57] Panama Hattie (1942) – the Berry Brothers.
65. [58] The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) – Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
66. [59] Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) – James Cagney.
67. [60] Broadway Melody of 1938 – Buddy Ebsen, Eleanor Powell and George Murphy.
68. [61] An American in Paris (1951) – Georges Guétary.
69. [62] The Little Colonel (1935) – Bill Robinson and Shirley Temple.
70. Stormy Weather (1943) – the Nicholas Brothers.
71. [63] Shall We Dance? (1937) – Fred Astaire
72. Easter Parade (1948) – Fred Astaire.
73. [64] On the Avenue (1937) – the Ritz Brothers.
74. [65] Hellzapoppin’ (1941) – Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.
75. Lady Be Good (1941) – Eleanor Powell.
76. Stormy Weather (1943) – the Nicholas Brothers.
77. Panama Hattie (1942) – the Berry Brothers.
78. Singin’ in the Rain (1952) – Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly.
79. Stormy Weather (1943) – the Nicholas Brothers.
80. Panama Hattie (1942) – the Berry Brothers.
81. [66] That’s Entertainment, Part 2 (1976) – Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.
82. Ziegfeld Follies (1945) – Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire.
83. That’s Entertainment, Part 2 (1976) – Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.

Her Boss Won Nobel Prize For Her Find


1968 — Daily Herald Archive

❝ In 1974, Jocelyn Bell Burnell’s male PhD supervisor at the University of Cambridge won a Nobel Prize for a discovery that she was the first to notice. On Thursday, the 75-year-old acclaimed astrophysicist won a coveted science prize of her own ― the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.

But instead of keeping the hefty $3 million award that comes with this distinction, Bell Burnell says she will be using it to help women, refugees, and other minority students follow in her footsteps and become physics researchers themselves.

❝ Bell Burnell, a Quaker whose religion teaches simple living, claims she doesn’t need to have an extravagant lifestyle.

I don’t want or need the money myself and it seemed to me that this was perhaps the best use I could put to it…”…

❝ The award honors Bell Burnell for her discovery of pulsars ― neutron stars that emit electromagnetic radiation from their poles. These rapidly spinning radiation beams sweep past the Earth at regular intervals. The award also recognizes her “inspiring scientific leadership over the last five decades”…

Praiseworthy article about a prizewinner who stands for more than any prizes.