*LBN-HEALTH WATCH: ***Scientists in Australia claim to have discovered what could be a life-long cure for potentially fatal allergies to peanuts, shellfish and other food. The researchers said they had been able to “turn off” the allergic response in tests on mice using gene therapy to desensitize the body’s immune system, and suggested this could also be used to treat asthma. They predicted human trials could begin in just five or six years. ***Pulses of electricity delivered to the brain can help patients with Parkinson’s disease, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and possibly other conditions. But the available methods all have shortcomings: They either involve the risks of surgery, from implanting electrodes deep within the brain, or they stimulate from the skull’s surface, limiting the ability to target electricity to the right brain areas. Now, a team of neuroscientists and engineers has devised a method that might achieve the best of both worlds: skipping the surgery while reaching deep brain areas. The research, published Thursday in the journal Cell and led by a prominent neurobiologist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was conducted in mice, and many questions remain about its potential application to people. But experts say if the method proves effective and safe, it could help a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders more cheaply and safely than current approaches.
*LBN-R.I.P.: ***Reinhold Hanning, one of the last surviving SS guards from the Auschwitz death camp, has died, a year after he was sentenced to five years in jail as an accessory to 170,000 murders during the time he worked at the camp. He was 95.The death was confirmed by Mr. Hanning’s lawyer,Andreas Scharmer, who did not provide other details. Because Mr. Hanning was appealing his conviction at his death, the conviction is not considered legal under the German system. Mr. Hanning never spent time behind bars.
*LBN-VIDEO LINK: Norah Jones – Black Hole Sun (Detroit Fox Theatre 5.23.17) Norah paid tribute to Chris Cornell at Detroit’s Fox Theatre with ‘Black Hole Sun.’—- https://youtu.be/XbQ08Ixczvo
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Peggy Noonan: I don’t want to beat up on Hillary Clinton. She thought she’d win and she lost, embarrassingly, to a man she considered deeply unworthy. At the same time she won the popular vote by 2.9 million. It would take anyone time to absorb these things emotionally and psychologically. But wow. Her public statements since defeat have been malignant little masterpieces of victimhood-claiming, blame-shifting and unhelpful accusation. They deserve censure. Last weekend she was the commencement speaker at her alma mater, Wellesley, where she insulted the man who beat her. This Wednesday she was at the 2017 Code Conference, hosted by the Recode website, where she was interviewed by friendly journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. She eagerly offered a comprehensive list of the reasons she lost the 2016 presidential election. She lost because America is a hopelessly reactionary country in which dark forces fight a constant “rearguard action” to “turn back the clock.” She lost because Republicans are both technologically advanced and underhanded. Democrats, for instance, use data and analytics to target and rouse voters—“better messaging.” Republicans, on the other hand, use “content farms” and make “an enormous investment in falsehoods, fake news, call it what you will.” Democrats “did not engage in false content.” She lost because of the Russians: “Who were they coordinating with, or colluding with?” You should never slander a country that rejected you. Maybe it had its reasons. Maybe her most constructive act now would be to quietly reflect on what they might be.
*LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:….
*LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Lindsay Lohan is launching a jewelry line. The oft-troubled star — who’s been rehabbing her image abroad — posted several shots on a yacht in Cannes captioned #Lohanjewelry. Her rep would only hint, “Something is in the works!”
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