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Certain spices found in curries have positive effects on mice with diabetes

(via boingboing.net) “It’s too early to tell whether increasing dietary curcumin [through turmeric] intake in obese people with diabetes will show a similar benefit,” Dr. Tortoriello said. “Although the daily intake of curcumin one might have to consume as a primary diabetes treatment is likely impractical, it is entirely possible that lower dosages of curcumin […]

 
Peter Moore update

Peter Moore update

(via cnn.com) A video has been release asking for an exchange of the five Britons taken hostage back in May with Iraqi prisoners. “The PM has been in close contact with PM Maliki on this case, and discussed it again with him over the ‘phone this morning,” a statement from Brown’s office said. “Both leaders […]

 

Time’s Top 10 Scientific Discoveries

Suriname is on the list. (via time.com) #4  Among the hundreds of new life forms and animal species discovered this year, scientists have been able to identify 24 new species in a remote part of Suriname’s rainforest.  Among these species include 12 dung beetles, an ant species, six species of fish and five new frogs, […]

 

81 year old Peace Corps volunteer finishes her 3rd tour

After leaving Peace Corps I thought that maybe I’d like to serve again, when I retire or when I’m at a transition point in my life that would allow for it.  It never occurred to me to serve more than twice though I was pleasantly surprised to read about Margaret Pratley doing just that.  Ms. […]

 

You should have been at Coachella

I’d be a happy man if FROG had the resources and the time to attend each one of these events. Running down the list, you might ask why our tiny non-profit would want to hit up Bonnaroo or SXSW? Our focus is Guyana and international development, so how do any of these events relate to […]

 

Big news day for Guyanese and RPCVs

Peter Moore, a friend to many Guyanese and RPCVs, was kidnapped in Iraq earlier this week. Peter worked with Guyana Geology and Mines Commission from about GUY 11 to GUY 14. For more information, check out ABC News. Please keep Peter in your thoughts and prayers. The other big item was that a terrorist cell […]