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Why Sugar Is So Much Worse For Teenagers’ Brains Guest October 27, 2016 The rate of obesity is increasing worldwide and the increase has been particularly dramatic in young people. Young people are the greatest consumers of high-energy, sugary and fat-laden “junk” foods and sweetened drinks. The heightened metabolism and rapid growth during puberty can protect against obesity. However, easy access to cheap junk foods and increasingly sedentary lifestyles outweighs the protection from growth spurts. Diets high in refined sugar and saturated fat not only contribute to weight gain and ...mais »
Neurons from stem cells replace damaged neurons, precisely rewiring into the brainOctober 29, 2016 [image: Neuronal transplants (blue) connect with host neurons (yellow) in the adult mouse brain in a highly specific manner, rebuilding neural networks lost upon injury. Picture: Sofia Grade (credit: LMU/Helmholtz Zentrum München)] Embryonic neural stem cells transplanted into damaged areas of the visual cortex of adult mice were able to differentiate into pyramidal cells, forming normal synaptic connections, responding to visual stimuli, and integrating into neural networks, researcher...mais »
*Coletânea a partir do Blog AMICOR* [image: Editoria de arte] No dia do Médico, em 18 de outubro p.p.a Academia Sul-Riograndense de Medicina promoveu uma palestra do Acadêmico *Dr.* *Blau Souza* sobre nosso escritor e sanitarista prematuramente falecido. O coordenador foi o *Dr. Rogério Xavier* e estava também presente a *Sra. Judith Scliar,* viúva do homenageado. Lembrou-nos que no próximo ano ele completaria 80 anos e, a propósito, estão sendo planejadas várias atividades relacionadas. Sua reconhecida obra literária tem sido bastante prestigiada, merecendo ainda mais destaque sua co...mais »
Structure of Toxic Tau Aggregates Determines Type of Dementia, Rate of Progression NEUROSCIENCE NEWSOCTOBER 28, 2016 F *Summary: A new study may help shed light on the diversity of dementias linked to tau protein aggregation.* *Source: UT Southwestern Medical Center.* *The distinct structures of toxic protein aggregates that form in degenerating brains determine which type of dementia will occur, which regions of brain will be affected, and how quickly the disease will spread, according to a study from the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute.* The research helps explain the diversity ...mais »
A migração de alemães e descendentes para Santa Maria, desde as antigas colônias da região de São Leopoldo, começou no início da década de 1830 e continuou durante a Guerra dos Farrapos. Na florescente povoação santa-mariense, os alemães que, durante o conflito, garantiram as atividades de comércio e produção, mantiveram sua hegemonia em tempos de paz. Na época de sua emancipação política, em 1858, Santa Maria era visivelmente alemã em quase todas as atividades: comerciantes, alfaiates, curtidores, lombilheiros, ferreiros, pedreiros, ourives, sapateiros, marceneiros etc. Isso atrai...mais »
Protein Associated With Growth of Breast Cancer Essential for Production of New Neurons NEUROSCIENCE NEWSOCTOBER 28, 2016 *Summary: Researchers report AP2gamma, a protein associated with the growth of breast cancer tumors, plays a vital role in the regulation of hippocampal neurogenesis.* *Source: University of Minho.* *Protein originally known to promote the growth of breast cancer cells has been found to be essential for the production of new neurons in the adult brain.* Contrary to what was previously assumed, the notion that the adult brain has the ability to generate new neurona...mais »
Internet Trends, stats & facts in the U.S. and Worldwide 2016 [image: logo] The following collection of charts represents the most trusted research and the most recent data on major internet trends. Feel free to use the charts included here on your post on Internet World Usage Statistics, and do share it on social networks. While dedicated to vpns and online privacy issues, vpnMentor also wants to be your resource for Internet trends and data. As a result, we have scoured the most trusted researchers’ sites to present the following series of charts. Grouped by general topic, the inform...mais »
*From *Delanceyplace.com *In today's encore excerpt -* the origins of Halloween: "Halloween's origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dea...mais »
Global Launch of 2015 Human Development Report For the very first time, The Human Development Report is available in a unique web version. The web version of the *Human Development Report 2015: Work for Human Development* contains interactive features that provide enhanced functionality and enable information sharing in our interconnected world.
Unindo Caminhos with Lucia Pellanda and Aloyzio Achutti. 8 hrs · "É com emoção e entusiasmo que apoio e recomendo a candidatura da Professora Lúcia Campos Pellanda para a Reitoria da Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre. Conheço sua capacidade e desempenho profissional desde meu tempo de professor da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (no século passado). Inicialmente na Assessoria Científica e Departamento de Epidemiologia, e a seguir na prática, docência, divulgação, administração de serviço, e pesquisa, especialmente em Cardi...mais »
New post on *Neuroscience News* Sleep Loss Tied to Gut Microbiota Changes in Humansby Neuroscience News A new study reports sleep loss can lead to alterations in gut bacteria that have previously been linked to diabetes and obesity in humans. Read more of this post *Abstract* *Gut Microbiota and Glucometabolic Alterations in Response to Recurrent Partial Sleep Deprivation in Normal-weight Young Individuals* *Objective* Changes to the microbial community in the human gut have been proposed to promote metabolic disturbances that also occur after short periods of sleep loss (including in...mais »