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Old 06-21-2007, 12:59 PM   #28
Derek Simonds
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Originally Posted by Paul Kayley View Post
I wanted to artificially induce free radical damage by infusing H2O2, hydrogen peroxide, into the perfusate of thse rat hearts. To my surprise, a low dose of H2O2 actually increased myocardial contractility! Higher doses did do damage, but what I observed was nowhere in the literature, and I figured people would think I was nuts if I tried to say that free radicals enhanced contractile function, so I moved on.
OOOH I know (hand raised)!!!! "Hormesis"

Paul some fascinating information. I have a contratrian thought I will post later just as a thought because I believe the direction we are heading is correct.
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin
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