So easy a caveman could do it?

“So Easy a Caveman Could Do it?”

It’s difficult to predict the persona of a caveman, however my impression would be a pretty tough cookie. I picture someone really living in a cave, wearing an animal hide of sorts, probably carrying a club, and likely with a bone through their nose… just like the Geico commercials or the Flintstones. I sense the…

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Chocolate

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Chocolate

February 14th. Valentine’s Day…. The Perfect Valentine’s Day Chocolate. The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different Saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. Some think the day commemorates one of the Valentines’ death. However, others think the middle of February was chosen to challenge the pagan celebration of the Roman god…

New Understanding of GBM Origins

New Understanding of GBM Origins

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive and deadly brain tumor in adults. We still do not know exactly how GBMs form, or why they universally recur. It was previously thought that glial cells (astrocytes) were the only type of cell that could proliferate in the brain, so GBMs must start from these cells. However,…

Mild COVID-19 and Strokes

Mild COVID-19 and Strokes

Much has been discussed about the respiratory complications of COVID-19.  However there is suggestion of neurologic sequela from the infection as well. SARS-CoV-2 has been found to directly invade brain cells, called neurons.  However unlike other coronaviruses which can cause brain inflammation, called encephalopathy, mild COVID-19 tends not to incite this reaction.  Of interest, patients…