The Daily Populous

Tuesday February 16th, 2021 day edition

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A book about a transgender boy has prompted a school district in Utah to suspend its book program after the story was read to third graders.

Publisher Reycraft Books describes the book as a "sweet and age-appropriate introduction to what it means to be transgender".

After some students went home and talked to their parents about the book and the class discussion, a few families called the district, angry that the book was shared without their permission, according to Murray School District officials.

The books on the program list—which do not include Call Me Max—will remain on the shelves even with the program temporarily suspended.

"It's upsetting to learn that the school district is using my work as an excuse to suspend the book program, since that list is made up of so many wonderful, important titles by friends and colleagues," Lukoff said.

Lukoff, who is himself a transgender writer, has written multiple books about transgender children, including When Aidan Became a Brother, about another transgender boy coming out and becoming a big brother.

Middle and high school English teachers in the Burbank Unified School District received the news during a virtual meeting on September 9. »

Ketogenic diets inhibit mitochondrial biogenesis and induce cardiac fibrosis

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We found CR did not induce cardiac fibrosis and cardiac function impairment in rats (Fig.

By monitoring protein markers of mitochondrial biogenesis and degradation, we found that β-OHB decreased protein levels of mitochondrial ribosomal protein L16 (MRPL16), mitochondrial ribosomal protein L24 (MRPL24), and G elongation factor mitochondrial 2 (GFM2), markers of mitochondrial biogenesis (Fig.

In order to confirm the causal role of β-OHB in cardiac fibrosis, we examined cardiac fibrosis, β-OHB levels, and changes in β-OHB-associated markers in patients with AF. »

The moment David Bowie and Dennis Hopper smuggled cocaine into a psych ward for Iggy Pop, 1975

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Did I forget to mention that while David Bowie, Dennis Hopper and Dean Stockwell were smuggling cocaine in the psych ward for young Iggy, they were doing so while wearing spacesuits?

And, invariably, involve either David Bowie, Dennis Hopper or Iggy Pop.

For the forefather of punk, Iggy Pop, those friends were none other than Dennis Hopper, Dean Stockwell and the legendary David Bowie. »

Georgia considering “a panel of three physicians” to evaluate girls’ genitals for school sports

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A proposed bill introduced in the Georgia House of Representatives earlier this month called for banning transgender girls from participating in sports.

That would put school districts in “a no-win situation” in both state and federal courts, her email reportedly explained.

The petition will then be subject to “a panel of three physicians to review… and make recommendations to the athletic association.”. »

Justice Reform Coalition Urges Biden to Pardon All Non-Violent Marijuana Convictions

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A coalition of drug reform advocates on Monday urged President Joe Biden to follow through on his campaign promises and signal the nation is "truly taking a new course" by expunging the records of those with non-violent marijuana convictions.

Lasting harm from such criminal records casts a wide net, affecting areas including job opportunities and housing, they said.

NORML also urging people to sign a petition to Biden expunge all non-violent marijuana records. »