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Jab that could put a stop to stress without slowing us down
Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | Aug 2, 2010 | Rachel Quigley

Posted on 08/02/2010 4:19:48 PM PDT by fightinJAG

Forget the age-old remedies of yoga, meditation or popping pills. Relieving chronic stress could soon be as simple as having an injection, according to scientists.

Academics say they are close to developing the first vaccine for stress - a single jab that would help us relax without slowing down.

After 30 years of research into cures for stress, Dr Robert Sapolsky, professor of neuroscience at Stanford University in California, believes it is possible to alter brain chemistry to create a state of 'focused calm'.

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'To be honest, I'm still amazed that it works,' Professor Sapolsky told Wired magazine recently.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: health; populationcontrol; sapolsky; soma; stress; vaccines

1 posted on 08/02/2010 4:19:55 PM PDT by fightinJAG
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To: fightinJAG

May I be the first to say OH NOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 08/02/2010 4:22:12 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (668, neighbor of the beast, is tagline enough)
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To: fightinJAG

“Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, whaat? said Professor Sapolsky,
Got any more brownies?”


3 posted on 08/02/2010 4:22:23 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

“Hey, don’t Bogart that jab!”


4 posted on 08/02/2010 4:23:07 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: fightinJAG

Conceptually, it sounds nice, but I do not like the idea of turning my immune system against myself.


5 posted on 08/02/2010 4:23:35 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pin up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: fightinJAG

Really, I can hardly wait to see what follows.
Freep away!


6 posted on 08/02/2010 4:24:09 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ConservativeMind

You wouldn’t be turning it against yourself, you’d
just be getting with it. Get it?


7 posted on 08/02/2010 4:25:15 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: fightinJAG
Thats why god invented Booze.........

Some guy in Rome back in Caesar's time said: "Wine is a gift from God, because it allows a troubled man, to sleep w/o troubles."

8 posted on 08/02/2010 4:27:37 PM PDT by MrPiper
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To: fightinJAG

The side effect is that it makes you want to listen to old Cheech and Chong recordings.


9 posted on 08/02/2010 4:28:27 PM PDT by chickenlips
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To: fightinJAG

Jab? I thought Soma was distributed in pill form.


10 posted on 08/02/2010 4:28:59 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving.)
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To: chickenlips

Dave?


11 posted on 08/02/2010 4:29:25 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

In the throes of uncontrolled and uncontrollable stress reactions, yes, this little jab sounds like quite the trick. However, when you think the guvmint will be in charge of your health care, and they could at will turn millions of people into islands of “focused calm,” well, I don’t know.

/s sort of


12 posted on 08/02/2010 4:29:36 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Obama: "I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a hamburger today.")
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To: tet68

Are you speaking of tuning in to drop out or some such thing?


13 posted on 08/02/2010 4:30:25 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Obama: "I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a hamburger today.")
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To: fightinJAG
After early setbacks, the Stanford team has adapted a herpes virus to carry engineered 'neuroprotective' genes deep into the brain to neutralise the rogue hormones before they can cause damage. The virus is now shown to work on rats.

I salute the brave volunteers who signup for testing.

14 posted on 08/02/2010 4:33:28 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: fightinJAG

Sociopaths have this naturally.


15 posted on 08/02/2010 4:38:29 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (I have five dollars for each of you.)
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To: vbmoneyspender
The virus is now shown to work on rats.

Dem rats are particularly receptive.

16 posted on 08/02/2010 4:38:38 PM PDT by existtoexcel
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To: fightinJAG
Well he certainly wouldn't put an end to MY stress! I ask you, what did he do for the people of Florida? What kind of governor was he, all those years? Terrible! And twelve years should be enough for one family. I say we stay out of the Bushes! They --



17 posted on 08/02/2010 4:41:05 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (668, neighbor of the beast, is tagline enough)
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To: fightinJAG
a single jab that would help us relax without slowing down

Just one "jab" - which I suppose makes more sense that "shot" - and you're focused and calm the rest of your life?

18 posted on 08/02/2010 4:57:32 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Steampunk Baby and the Quest for Bill's iPod - now on DVD!)
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To: LostInBayport
sure, back in 1984... things have changed since then
19 posted on 08/02/2010 5:04:27 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: MrPiper

Benjsamin Franklin, from what I heard heard said something like, “Beer is proof that God loves us, and wants us to be happy.”


20 posted on 08/02/2010 5:07:44 PM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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To: fightinJAG
"A little jab will do you"


21 posted on 08/02/2010 5:09:24 PM PDT by politicket (1 1/2 million attended Obama's coronation - only 14 missed work!)
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To: politicket

Maybe more like “Drylcream” ....aka, a lobotamy.


22 posted on 08/02/2010 5:17:35 PM PDT by rod1
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To: tet68

Totally beat me to it, LOL.


23 posted on 08/02/2010 5:56:11 PM PDT by onona (dbada)
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To: fightinJAG

If it can remove conscience, guilt, and morals, then it can turn us all into liberals.

Easier than having all these campaigns and elections.


24 posted on 08/02/2010 7:07:51 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: fightinJAG

Here come the body snatchers. Don't need pods anymore, just a shot.

25 posted on 08/02/2010 7:13:34 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Miss Latella.....

Miss LaTella....

MISS LATELLA!!!!

It’s “JAB”..... not “Jeb”!


26 posted on 08/02/2010 7:33:46 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Nik Naym

What? Jab? Ohhh.....
:)
Never mind!


27 posted on 08/02/2010 7:42:55 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (668, neighbor of the beast, is tagline enough)
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