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@foureyedsoul thanks for the reminder. Ensured I opted out and requested they destroy my sample.

I signed up to see if I had any Parkinson's markers. My father (now deceased) also participated in their Parkinson's research so he was able to use the service for free.

Good news is that I don't have any of the Parkinson's markers. A lot of folks in the farming community my dad was from have Parkinson's. Strongly suspect it is the pesticides which everyone handled without protection
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Federated microblogging for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities in academia, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"An academic microblog that you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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