X-Message-Number: 22777
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 09:34:01 -0800
From: James Swayze <>
Subject: Nagging idea
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Kennita's report on the neuroprotective effects of xenon reminded of an 
idea that has been nagging me for a while. Or perhaps I should call it a 
wish. Maybe others have had this same wish.

I wish there was a compound the one could take daily to keep at certain 
levels in the body/brain, that upon onset of deanimation process of 
brain shutdown and accompanying apoptosis or ischemia (correct my 
ignorance if needed) would halt or slow these processes.

I mean somewhere at the core of this process it comes down to chemical 
reactions, yes? Might there be non toxic chemicals that could stop or 
significantly slow neuron death when oxygen is starved and/or whatever 
else that triggers it, just for a while at least?


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