Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Johann Hari: Depression & Anxiety

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This is a very interesting talk on causes of Depression & Anxiety by Johann Hari, author of "Lost Connections: Why You Are Depressed & How To Find Hope."

Friday, October 30, 2020

Time Cells for Memory


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Do you have a favorite recipes that you can do by memory? Perhaps you also remember your grandma teaching you it for the first time, or many times, for example holiday foods? Can you even right now recall each step in order?

Check out this piece discussing how researchers have discovered "Time Cells" in our memory which allow us to sequence events. It explains how our Episodic memory has an order or sequence and appears  like playing a movie. 

Sunday, August 16, 2020

New Pathways to Pain


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Didn't have embedding code but check out this link on how David Julius, a Kavli Prize winner found a new pathways of pain

Sunday, January 26, 2020

New Type of Pain!


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Researchers have discovered a new type of Pain which may be helpful in understanding and treating conditions like Fibromyalgia. Check out this link! (sign up for free email & you can read it nicely!) :-)

Monday, April 2, 2018

Vascular Aging Gene Discovered

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Well this is quite exciting! Researchers at Harvard have discovered what causes vascular aging! They found the gene which works with exercise and dieting and when they turn them on in mice the mice that are equivalent to 75 yrs or older in humans return back to the vitality of young mice!! They are now studying this with humans. They believe it can be useful for dementia, diabetes etc. This could be quite interesting! :-) Think of what this could mean, not only living longer but working longer, having children later in life...we better ramp up our efforts in making sure this planet can sustain this! :-)

Gut Bacteria and Anxiety

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According to this short article, about 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety or anxiety-related behaviors each year, which makes it the most common form of mental illness.  The article also discusses research done at the APC Microbiome Institute at University College Cork in Ireland which has found gut bacteria and anxiety may be linked. This opens the door to possible new ways of treating anxiety by treating gut bacteria.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Thinking About Implicit Bias

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As you know there has been quite a bit of stereotyping in the political realm lately, from how to deal with school shootings, women who have been sexually harassed/discriminated/assault, to caring for our environment. People many times find information to confirm their stereotypes which can result in implicit bias and discrimination. There is a great short article in Scientific American on How To Think About Implicit Bias.