Bruce Ames quotes

  • Folic acid deficiency does the same thing as radiation.
    -- Bruce Ames

    #Doe #Radiation #Acid

  • Almost all the world is natural chemicals, so it really makes you re-think everything. A cup of coffee is filled with chemicals. They've identified a thousand chemicals in a cup of coffee. But we only found 22 that have been tested in animal cancer tests out of this thousand. And of those, 17 are carcinogens. There are ten milligrams of known carcinogens in a cup of coffee and thats more carcinogens than youre likely to get from pesticide residues for a year!
    -- Bruce Ames

    #Cancer #Coffee #Science

  • The obese are eating the worst diet in the country if you define worse as ratio of calories to essential micronutrients. They're just eating empty calories.
    -- Bruce Ames

    #Country #Essentials #Ratios

  • What you want to know is... does it shorten your life? You can do those kinds of questions in mice, but those are expensive to do and no one's been really doing them.
    -- Bruce Ames

    #Doe #Want #Kind

  • For example, in Vitamin K, the clotting proteins get it first... and only after they're satisfied do you prevent calcification of the arteries, or prevent cancer, or prevent bone fractures. It's all insidious damage that you get that's a long term consequence. In fact, we call these the diseases of aging.
    -- Bruce Ames

    #Cancer #Long #Example

  • I think we all should try and eat a good diet. It's actually a wonderful to eat a good diet, because you're eating all of these different kinds of foods... and they all taste good, and when you get used to it, you feel better!
    -- Bruce Ames

    #Feel Better #Thinking #Trying

  • If I don't eat veggies with a meal, I feel deprived.
    -- Bruce Ames

    #Meals #Feels #Ifs

  • The effort to eliminate synthetic pesticides because of unsubstantiated fears about residues in food will make fruits and vegetables more expensive, decrease consumption, and thus increase cancer rates. The levels of synthetic pesticide residues are trivial in comparison to natural chemicals, and thus their potential for cancer causation is extremely low. [Ames believes that "to eat your veggies" is the best way to prevent cancer.]
    -- Bruce Ames

    #Cancer #Believe #Science

  • When one door opens, so does another one.

  • Funny... I still can't believe in God." "Does that matter now?"..."He believes in you.

  • The American people have no control over what the military does. We have no say in American foreign policy.

  • Everything was going for me, I didn't even know the meaning of the word insecurity and suddenly I am surrounded by words like operation, cancer, chemotherapy, radiation.

  • From the beginning of the Radiation Laboratory, I have had the rare good fortune of being in the center of a group of men of high ability, enthusiastic and completely devoted to scientific pursuits.

  • All living creatures are sparks from the radiation of God’s brilliance, emerging from God like the rays of the sun.

  • It was as if she had emitted a pulse of radiation that reached him even where he stood, and it bathed him and it burned him.

  • If you've never seen an elephant ski, you've never been on acid.

  • The meaning of this observation is unclear, but it raises the unfortunate possibility of ambiguous triplets; that is, triplets which may code more than one amino acid. However one would certainly expect such triplets to be in a minority.

  • A comparison between the triplets tentatively deduced by these methods with the changes in amino acid sequence produced by mutation shows a fair measure of agreement.

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