With breast cancer, the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations are responsible for between 5 and 10 percent of breast and ovarian cancers. While having the mutation dramatically increases the likelihood a woman will have cancer, not everyone with it will develop the disease. Huntington’s disease often begins with psychiatric or movement related symptoms when patients are in their 30s or 40s before it progresses to dementia.
These people are first and foremost human, which subjects them to the same emotions, successes and failures as the rest of us. What sets them apart is that on a daily basis they face dangers that puts their lives on the line. Many times they see what the worst of humanity has to offer.
The passing of one of Huntsville’s true sports treasures has happened. Don Mincher, former Major League Baseball star and longtime associate with the Huntsville Stars and the Southern League died Sunday, March 4th, after a long battle with ill health. His family escorted him home just a few days prior to his death and was at his side when he died at age 73..
“He called one night, and he said, ‘Mom, I’m thinking about going to get a bottle of vodka and go sit in my car in Lambs Canyon [Utah] and drink the whole thing,'” his mom, Linda, said in the X Games interview. “Lambs Canyon was where another skier had committed suicide [2010 Olympic aerials silver medalist Jeret “Speedy” Peterson in 2011]. I knew that Nick was in trouble.”.
After his success with painting dogs, a new idea provided him a profitable income. He started the invention of “Comic Foregrounds”, which are wooden life size cartoon stand ups with the face cut out so that one can place their head for funny photos. He completed hundreds of them, including the famous Man Riding a Donkey and Fat Man in a Bathing Suit.
An international research team, led by Chin Fei Lee in Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA, Taiwan), has made a new high fidelity image with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), catching a protostar (baby star) being fed with a dusty “hamburger”, which is a dusty accretion disk. This new image not only confirms the formation of an accretion disk around a very young protostar, but also reveals the vertical structure of the disk for the first time in the earliest phase of star formation. It not only poses a big challenge on some current theories of disk formation, but also potentially brings us key insights on the processes of grain growth and settling that are important to planet formation..