Possible cure to Type-2 diabetes

According to a recent discovery from Salk institute for biological study , a single injection of a protein called FGF1  in mice with diet-induced diabetes (which is equivalent to type 2 diabetes in humans). is enough to restore bloody sugar levels to a healthy range for MORE than 2 days.

Furthermore, the team also discovered that prolonged treatment with that FGF1 REVERSES the cause of diabetes itself, i.e insulin insensitivity.  What this implies is that possibly type 2 diabetes can be cured.

 

Side effects? Currently there seem to be no known side effects using this treatment. This sounds too good to be true :).

 

This hasn’t been tested on humans, but only in rats, let’s cross fingers that we see quick progress on this and pharmaceuticals do not block the release of such a possible cure.

 

Don’t get excited though,  this is still research materials. In Mauritius we have a lot of type 2 diabetes (well most of the diabetes sufferers in Mauritius ARE type 2 diabetes, Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. Only 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease )

While reading such articles, people tend to forget that these people are usually the true heroes that we lack of. There are possibly more people that contributed to this, but this is so far what i got from salk’s website, a bit thanks to these people:
Jae Myoung Suh, Maryam Ahmadian, Eiji Yoshihara, Weiwei Fan, Yun-Qiang Yin, Ruth T. Yu, Annette R. Atkins, Michael Downes, and Ronald M. Evans of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies; Weilin Liu, Johan W. Jonker, Theo van Dijk, and Rick Havinga of the University of Groningen; Christopher Liddle of the University of Sydney; Denise Lackey, Olivia Osborn, and Jerrold M. Olefsky of the University of California at San Diego; and Regina Goetz, Zifeng Huang, and Moosa Mohammadi of the New York University School of Medicine.

From left: Jae Myoung Suh, Annette Atkins, Michael Downes, Maryam Ahmadian, Ronald Evans and Ruth Yu of the Gene Expression Laboratory
From left: Jae Myoung Suh, Annette Atkins, Michael Downes, Maryam Ahmadian, Ronald Evans and Ruth Yu of the Gene Expression Laboratory

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Fer bel tiak la!

Been a real long time since this blog was last up. I managed to wake up from sleep and decide to start blogging a bit, I still have to merge the contents of my tech blog [thegodof.net ] with this one (should i /should i not?)

farnsworth

Oh well!

 

On the other hand, since that time the blog was last active:

  1. We lost more beaches to private organizations/individuals
  2. Pamplemousses garden became shit garden.
  3. Ton Polo shifted stances so much that one could think he agrees with all different politicial parties, even his rivals.
  4. I got a cool car.
  5. The Mountains of Port Louis became greener (Seriously, they used to be pale brown due to sun burnt grasses, but now they are mostly filled with greens).
  6. Radhoa died (well almost everyone seem to believe there may have been foul play, but hey, no one seems to follow up, well is there any means to follow up ? Not that am a fan of his anyway, but am sure many of you feel there has been foul play in his death).
  7. Tuyeau, the cop who got Gro Derek arrested, claimed that there might be some politicians involved in this drug story, He got Transferred to the ports, and well, Derek still hasn’t been found guilty (Why are they still holding him in then?). Everyone seems to have forgotten that story also.
    [Short term memory loss for Mauritians] Mauritian's short memory reminds me of Ghajini's lead character who had short term memory loss
  8. We GOT A NEW AIRPORT!!!!!
  9. We GOT NEW ROADS!!!!
  10. Part of New ROADS ALREADY DAMAGED!!!
  11. The Battle against racial/religious discrimination is almost over as far as it comes to registration of candidates for the general elections.
  12. The Country seems to misinterpret gender rights equality to feminism more and more.

    http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2012/jan/06/mauritius-quota-female-candidates-local-elections
    http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2012/jan/06/mauritius-quota-female-candidates-local-elections
  13. Mauritians have been threatened to give access to their fingerprints without a court order, all this, while ignoring totally the data protection act. Yes Threatened is the word, because they were told that they will be imprisoned for 5 years and fined rs.100,000 if they don’t comply :s.
  14. There’s a group of banksters apparently operating on the island and seizing property of people who took loans from them [and selling their property at to their own people for a price one would say "dipain diberr"].  Matter got covered up apparently.
  15. Parti Malin came!
  16. Union populaire, lalit (AND a lot of other people and parties) are fighting a decent war against illegal biometric data capture in Mauritius.
  17. We now have an OpenBSD Developer in Mauritius, plus he won the google’s security award.
  18. the Linux User Group of Mauritius became pretty powerful and popular on the island, sadly, slowly moving away from my philosophies though.
  19. More and More people do not have a job in Mauritius. It is crazy the amount of friends that i know that have pretty great results [in all field], but who don’t have a job, hell getting a job “dans bazar” is considered being lucky.
  20. More and more people became gamblers, the country is sick and believe that they will earn money by playing luck games.
  21. The Prime Min!ster became a .superstar, he got the girls, the cars and is the centre of the universe. He drives in Rolls Royce,  while there are people in this island who have no clue what to eat tonight, and he calls that “bizin ena classe pou fer seki mo fer la”, and then ofcourse, there the second lady … you know who i mean Big Sunglasses etc… :D In a way, one might wonder, did he have a dream to become James Bond when he was kid?? If yes, I’d say, you’ve reached it!  *Thanks Yashvin, I forgot this one*

+selven

Try out heimdal

 

NOTE: Heimdal is discontinued by csis mauritius, contact csis.dk for more information regarding this product.Heya people,  i know that many among you keep having infected pcs and / or lost stolen facebook or msn accounts and stuffs like these.

Bein dans travail nu in develop i truk ki pou empeche sa bann truk la arrivE. Essaie sa, si zot gagne problem signale moi. :p Don’t expect me to repair your comp next time if you don’t have this running on your machine. This helps making your computer more secure.

Bon wei, osi, si zot install li et zot send feedback de produit la zot mett refererr comme sch, bein mo pou gagne 1 voyaz lareunion, bein li win win la, zot si zot gagne tirr sa stress virus et faille securitE la lor zot masinn.

Enfin, si mo p vouch pou sa, bein mo pensE mo mot assE.

:)

donc ki zot fer pou download?

Visit sa laddress la:

https://webbank.csis.dk/
login is: sch@csis.dk
password: sch

download the heimdal agent, install it, and you’ll see how much problems you shall free yourself from!

et li fer tou automatik, sa meme monn pensE zot pou mari appreciE sa.

bon zis pou windows sa.

Pa Blier send feedback de sa produit la, et osi kan zot p send feedback, referrer c’est “sch@csis.dk

till then, later! signal moi si zot p gagne probs ar sa.

+selven

Police brutality

I guess it never ends, these dudes just don’t give a shit about human rights.. as far as i know, if someone is fighting or being offensive, only then shall you have the right to defend yourself… i really wonder why people just shit in their pants when they see such stuffs… anywayz lemme fill you in about what happenned today…
There’s a dude who is into drugs [no don't freak out yet], so the latter had some troubles lately [for which he was innocent], i remember overhearing him telling a dude to be his witness because the latter has seen what had happened [related to whatever his case was about], but due to the nature of people :D [they are always a bunch of cowards], the witness never went to write his statement or whatever.  (I did some queries and found out that our dude was infact saying the truth).
Anywayz, coming back to what happenned today, i don’t care whether the dude was guilty or not guilty… but what i do know is that the L’adsu team that came to the village today were a bunch of crazy dudes who didn’t give a shit about human right [:p why doesn't this surprise me?].  Anywayz, right in the open on the main road, where there were lots of people on the streets, a van came, stopped before the  guy, some dudes came out, they were from the anti drugs and smuggling unit, they took the guy by surprise, started beating the heck out of him (before everyone), dropped a “pouliah” of weeds (1 pouliah gandia) in his pocket and the guy was fighting and shouting that “ehh sa pa pou moi sa” (heh this is not for me), and yes everybody on the street saw them put that in his pocket! And they didn’t give a shit about who cares or not… Anywyaz, i wish to continue the rest in creole..
bann dimoune kumens leve bezE .. bann l’adsu la senti bezE pou al levE, degazE zot inn prend piti la zot inn bour li dans van la, piti la so lipiE ti enkor endehor laporte la, definitivement li p pas p rod rentrE, 1 zom ladsu la inn cross lipiE beta la, et crack, lipiE inn fer… mo demann moi si so lipiE inn kassE. entre temp plein dimoune p vini, garson la so papa tou sa p vini, mais inn tro tard.. banla inn demarre loto et inn saryE macro la inn allE… laporte ti enkor ouvert zot p roule toujour…
And i wonder why ppl still believe in justice made by others supposedly for you? Pfft, Its kind of bad when we are playing a game and some players aren’t respecting the rules of the game… atleast… from my point of view, i wouldn’t find it surprising that one day someone goes berserk after such a thing happens to him and the latter starts to find out each and every members of such a team and slice em one by one… that according to me would be fair … though well…. it is just my point of view, [from a logical point of view only... am not saying that i might do this... ].
anywayz, look out :D you can’t trust a judicial system that creates proofs out of nothing like that :D
ps. Probably if everyone who were there were not just watching but encircling the cops, the guy wouldn’t have been beaten on the streets… maybe in the police station or something like that.. that was a stupid move by those cops… but it is amazing that they got away with it… enfin pas sa amazing la aprE tout… moris sa  et ena plein dimoune ki kapon et kouyon..lol :D
+selven

I guess it never ends, these dudes just don’t give a shit about human rights.. as far as i know, if someone is fighting or being offensive, only then shall you have the right to defend yourself… i really wonder why people just shit in their pants when they see such stuffs… anywayz lemme fill you in about what happenned today…

There’s a dude who is into drugs [no don't freak out yet], so the latter had some troubles lately [for which he was innocent], i remember overhearing him telling a dude to be his witness because the latter has seen what had happened [related to whatever his case was about], but due to the nature of people :D [they are always a bunch of cowards], the witness never went to write his statement or whatever.  (I did some queries and found out that our dude was infact saying the truth).

Anywayz, coming back to what happenned today, i don’t care whether the dude was guilty or not guilty… but what i do know is that the L’adsu team that came to the village today were a bunch of crazy dudes who didn’t give a shit about human right [:p why doesn't this surprise me?].  Anywayz, right in the open on the main road, where there were lots of people on the streets, a van came, stopped before the  guy, some dudes came out, they were from the anti drugs and smuggling unit, they took the guy by surprise, started beating the heck out of him (before everyone), dropped a “pouliah” of weeds (1 pouliah gandia) in his pocket and the guy was fighting and shouting that “ehh sa pa pou moi sa” (heh this is not for me), and yes everybody on the street saw them put that in his pocket! And they didn’t give a shit about who cares or not… Anywyaz, i wish to continue the rest in creole..

bann dimoune kumens leve bezE .. bann l’adsu la senti bezE pou al levE, degazE zot inn prend piti la zot inn bour li dans van la, piti la so lipiE ti enkor endehor laporte la, definitivement li p pas p rod rentrE, 1 zom ladsu la inn cross lipiE beta la, et crack, lipiE inn fer… mo demann moi si so lipiE inn kassE. entre temp plein dimoune p vini, garson la so papa tou sa p vini, mais inn tro tard.. banla inn demarre loto et inn saryE macro la inn allE… laporte ti enkor ouvert zot p roule toujour…

And i wonder why ppl still believe in justice made by others supposedly for you? Pfft, Its kind of bad when we are playing a game and some players aren’t respecting the rules of the game… atleast… from my point of view, i wouldn’t find it surprising that one day someone goes berserk after such a thing happens to him and the latter starts to find out each and every members of such a team and slice em one by one… that according to me would be fair … though well…. it is just my point of view, [from a logical point of view only... am not saying that i might do this... ].

anywayz, look out :D you can’t trust a judicial system that creates proofs out of nothing like that :D

ps. Probably if everyone who were there were not just watching but encircling the cops, the guy wouldn’t have been beaten on the streets… maybe in the police station or something like that.. that was a stupid move by those cops… but it is amazing that they got away with it… enfin pas sa amazing la aprE tout… moris sa  et ena plein dimoune ki kapon et kouyon..lol :D

+selven

To whoever is looking for me

To whoever the fuck is looking out for me.. i know what you want, i don’t know what is motivating you when you could simply ignore… But.. lemme tell you something.. I KNOW.

So you better use your brains else its not gonna be fun.

ps. There’s nothing to seek now :) :) :)

+selven

Go a systems programming language

Google finally launches its programming language!

Thing is.. Go sounds sexy.. finally a new systems programming language, with all those higher level language that were being developed all these years, i was beginning to get parano about the existence of systems language anymore… the thing is… with Go, you can get a mixture of C/C++, python and pascal. Yes.. fast fast fast it should be. woohoo no vms!!! Am thrilled!

Go is …

… simple

package main

import "fmt"

func main() {
  fmt.Printf("Hello, 世界\n")
}

… fast

Go compilers produce fast code fast. Typical builds take a fraction of a second yet the resulting programs run nearly as quickly as comparable C or C++ code.

… safe

Go is type safe and memory safe. Go has pointers but no pointer arithmetic. For random access, use slices, which know their limits.

… concurrent

Go promotes writing systems and servers as sets of lightweight communicating processes, called goroutines, with strong support from the language. Run thousands of goroutines if you want—and say good-bye to stack overflows.

… fun

Go has fast builds, clean syntax, garbage collection, methods for any type, and run-time reflection. It feels like a dynamic language but has the speed and safety of a static language. It’s a joy to use.

… open source

Go for it.

Et franc tou mo p al essaie sa!

It sounds fun, and hell.. if it got pointers, then its worth learning! =)

more on this later.

+selven

Time wrongly displayed on MacOSX for mauritian time zone

Hi everyone, been some time since i posted something. Around some days, it seems time on my mac [and some of my friends's mac] are being displayed wrongly [1 hour +]. It seems osx is still using our last years configuration :p i.e summertimes :D

Picture 12 Time wrongly shown, 9:27PM instead of 8:27PM

For now you can fix this by setting time to manual instead of automatically fetch time information online.

My mood: Great :D lately am feeling really really cozy :D maybe coz of someone :D you never know ^^

+selven

Google offered in mauritian Creole

Picture 28

Being sick since yesterday from a hell of a fever, i was unable to go to work, hence stayed at home, i was googling for some stuffs [i don't know what] or i just instinctively typed google.com, and then i noticed sometihng…

Google.mu offered in: français Kreol morisien

I was like, wtf??? since when??? I guess its probably since today… anywayz check this out

Picture 29

kind of funny :D [resers, preferans, and what i prefer the most... 'Bann zouti lingwistik']

hehehe this really sound cool :D.

Picture 30

lol check sa .. pli bon enkor

Internet bann zimaz(Bann zimaz!!!)  Bann group Directory (I guess they forgot to change that :D)

**********@gmail.comMo kontKlike pou sorti <–nice :D

Tou lor Google <– :D each time am seeing “Trou lor google” there :D

and on the preferens page :

Resers TiyoTou lor Google <– tiyo? :D enfaite tiyo la c help.html!

EDIT: More stuffs from google, it seems that google will be having a cache here at Mauritius for the whole africa… yes local google cache servers in our lil island to serve the whole of africa.. definitely google seems to be in love with Mauritius :D:D:D.

What does google cache means for us? I guess we shall have faster access to google service… am already dreaming about youtube being cached here [imagine :D] ..that would be too cool :D:D:D.

Plus we can get other advantages, e.g google cache page for search results [i almost always uses that since it is most of the time faster to load... now it shall be FASTEST.

Another stuff that is nice is that we can use images.google.com faster :D:D:D well ... i already have a nice habit of using images.google.com a lot :D.

I don't know if all these are getting cached, but the way this was said in the mbc news.. it did seemed to be a big project [unfortunately, i googled about it, couldn't find much info.. or i may be lazy to go through all the pages :)]

Your comments? :D Anywayz, i wonder if this is old news.

LUGM 13/6/9 Meeting

Linux user group of mauritius meeting NEW DATE

Dear Members & non members,

You are invited for our monthly lug meeting this saturday the 6th 13th of june 2009 (13/6/9).

There shall be a presentation to be done by me (i haven’t yet decided on a topic yet, but it shall be quick and painless).

Please note that we might be talking about the registration status. Hopefully there’ll be some new people who might attend,

so if there’s some few cool tips or tools you might wanna share bring em there.

ps. I wonder if we can have a 3 minutes [each older members] presenting a tip each (if ever there are new members).

That’ll be kind of nice. Let me know what you think of it.

Date: 6/6/9 POSTPONED to next week 13/6/09 (reason: lack of confirmations) ( Please drop us a confirmation mail at ” discuss  AT  lugm   dot   org”)
Time: 10:30 AM Maurtian time
Location: Linkbynet, 2nd Floor BG court, St jean, Quatres Bornes
Technical presentation to be done by Selven.

Here’s a map for your convenience http://thegodof.net/images/maplugm.png

Please confirm your presence. Last date for cancelation of the meeting
is thursday at 23hr59.

Thanks.

+Selven
Secretary of the LUG

ps. You don’t need to be a linux guru to attend :)

EDIT: Meeting went extremely well, it was fun!

Pissarrr demain maths!

AYOOOO My most feared day is tomorrow!!!!

i have my maths exams tomorrow
Currently am feeling lazy!
Am sooo dead

Long live the dead! wuuuhuuuu

Edit1:
Time now: 11:45PM … Bored of studying it, things that i knew i seem to have forgotten, damned why do we have to practice a lot with maths… ahh anybody who will go through that after me, remember never give up practicing else you’ll end up realizing you have forgotten everything you knew 1 day before the exams….

Here i go, cool, calm, resigned to my fate, without any magical leaf to face such a deadly fate tommorrow, am off to burning 1 cig before sleeping… seki arrive arrive! I just hope i survive!

Edit2: I just remember the song by Devil Driver: Before the hangman’s noose.. i say “it’s a good day to die”

Edit3: phhheeewwwww… i am aliiiiiive…. i survived!!!!! I ran away from maths for 4 years!!! I had to face it in the end… its finally over, am alive! I did get a bit epileptic in the end… but as soon as i completed the paper, i ran away, i ran away from the examination room, far and far away to my freedom, i was now again a free man, I can now again think freely and enjoy solving problems for fun and curiosity rather than to get it right because the book says it is right this way! wuuuhuuuuu….. where’s the champagne??? This is a lifetime achievement.. come on… no one to offer me a champagne???

:D Enn lot blog parmi plein lezot blog