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Visual Stimulation in AD

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 8 horas
Unique Visual Stimulation May Be New Treatment For Alzheimer’s NEUROSCIENCE NEWSDECEMBER 10, 2016 *Summary: Inducing gamma oscillations appears to suppress amyloid production and could prove an effective treatment potential for Alzheimer’s.* *Source: MIT.* *Noninvasive technique reduces beta amyloid plaques in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease.* Using LED lights flickering at a specific frequency, MIT researchers have shown that they can substantially reduce the beta amyloid plaques seen in Alzheimer’s disease, in the visual cortex of mice. This treatment appears to work by inducing... mais »

surfing the web

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 19 horas
A machine-learning system that trains itself by surfing the web December 8, 2016 [image: newspaper] And so it begins ... MIT researchers have designed a new machine-learning system that can learn by itself to extract text information for statistical analysis when available data is scarce. This new “information extraction” system turns machine learning on its head. It works like humans do. When we run out of data in a study (say, differentiating between fake and … more…


Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 22 horas
*Jantar de confraternização de 2016 e homenagem ao Professor Sérgio Goldani* Nesta semana nos encontramos no British Club Emilio Moriguchi, João Jorge Oliveira Bianchini, Sérgio Goldani, Sérgio Hausen, Luciana Verçoza Viana, Rafael Chakr, Renato Gorga Bandeira e Roberta Rigo Dalla Corte (atual coordenadora da disciplina). A disciplina que tive privilégio de criar quando retornei às minhas atividades docentes na UFRGS está chegando aos seus vinte anos. Através dos links abaixo podem-se acessar arquivos com um pouco de história contada mais próximo de seu início. Capítulo de livro edit... mais »

Cre/ERT2 gene and Astrocytes

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 23 horas
[image: Image shows a mouse hippocampus.] SHEDDING LIGHT ON A CELL THAT MAY CONTRIBUTE TO ALZHEIMER’S AND ALS The hippocampus of a mouse with the artificial Cre/ERT2 gene, showing astrocytes glowing green. Neurosciencenews image is credited to Baljit Khakh lab/David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Microbiome: Mental Health

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há um dia
Gut Feelings: Microbiome May Affect Mental Health and Interact With Treatmentsby Neuroscience News Researchers confirm the link between mood, mental health and gut bacteria. Read more of this post *Neuroscience News* | December 7, 2016 at 1:12 pm | Tags: ACNP, sleep cycle , SSRI | URL: Comment See all comments

Youth e-Cig Use

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
Surgeon General: Youth e-Cig Use 'Major Public Health Concern'Report highlights skyrocketing vaping rates among adolescents - SAVESAVED - - - - - - by Salynn Boyles Contributing WriterDecember 08, 2016 In a newly-released report, the U.S. Surgeon General is calling the skyrocketing use of e-cigarettes among the nation's kids, teens, and young adults a major public health concern. Use of e-cigarettes has more than tripled among middle school and high school students since 2011, with 16% of high school students reporting use of a vaping product within th... mais »


Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
*REVISTA BIOÉTICA* [image: Imagem para capa da revista]

Rational Judges...

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
rational judges, not extraneous factors in decisionstomstaffordPosted onDecember 8, 2016 The graph tells a drammatic story of irrationality, presented in the 2011 paper Extraneous factors in judicial decisions. What it shows is the outcome of parole board decisions, as ruled by judges, against the order those decisions were made. The circles show the meal breaks taken by the judges. [image: parole_decisions]As you can see, the decisions change the further the judge gets from his/her last meal, dramatically decreasing from around 65% chance of a favourable decision if you are the firs... mais »

Neuro immunology

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
If other ways don’t work, try the immune system? Jules Morgan Published: 01 November 2016 DOI: - Summary - Full Text - Tables and Figures Mental health disorders, such as depression, represent a substantial proportion of the economic burden on health care systems worldwide. Depression is a complex illness, with a multitude of triggers and causes. In an effort to treat this illness, the pharmaceutical industry has developed a range of drugs targeting neurotransmitters in the brain. However, many times the drugs don’t work—becaus... mais »


Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
1 Patient, 7 Tumors and 100 Billion Cells Equal 1 Striking Recovery By DENISE GRADYDEC. 7, 2016 Continue reading the main storyShare This Page - Share - Tweet - Email - The remarkable recovery of a woman with advanced colon cancer, after treatment with cells from her own immune system, may lead to new options for thousands of other patients with colon or pancreatic cancer, researchers are reporting. Her treatment was the first to successfully target a common cancer mutation that scientists have tried to attack for decades. Until now, that mutation has been bulletpro... mais »

psychiatric immune disorder

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 2 dias
Is psychosis an ‘immune disorder’?by vaughanbell A fascinating new study has just been published which found evidence for the immune system attacking a neuroreceptor in the brain in a small proportion of people with psychosis. It's an interesting study that probably reflects what's going to be a cultural tipping point for the idea of 'immune system mental health problems' or 'madness as inflammation disorder' but it's worth being a little wary of the coming hype. This new study, published in *The Lancet Psychiatry*, did blood tests on people who presented with their first episode of ... mais »

solanezumab faillure

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 3 dias
Amyloid Drug Fails Major Trial The anti-amyloid agent solanezumab failed to meet its primary endpoint in the highly anticipated EXPEDITION3 trial, drugmaker Eli Lilly announced. Patients with mild dementia who were given the monoclonal antibody didn't have a significant slowdown in cognitive decline as measured by the ADAS-Cog14 compared with those given placebo (P=0.095), the company said. *FULL STORY»*

2016 - Top 100 photos of the year

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 4 dias
*2016 - Top 100 photos of the year* *and* *Book sellection* Kirsten Salyer is the Deputy Editor of TIME Ideas 'They all dropped me down a rabbit hole of unexpected insights and pleasures'

Internal dialogue

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 5 dias
What Our Internal Voices Say About Ourselves *Charles Fernyhough is the author of* The Voices Within Internal dialogue is key to social relationships What are you thinking? If you’re anything like me, you’ll spend much of your waking life busy with an internal stream of chatter—a silent dialogue that guides your actions, helps you to think through problems and sometimes chastises you for your mistakes. Is our “inner speech” (as psychologists term it) just mental chitchat, or does it serve some useful purposes? With new experimental methods, psychologists are lifting the hood on our ... mais »

Musician’s Brains

Aloyzio AchuttiemAMICOR - Há 6 dias
How Do Musician’s Brains Work While They Play? NEUROSCIENCE NEWSDECEMBER 4, 2016 *Summary: A new study looks at how professional musicians prioritize sight and sound when learning a new song or piece of music.* *Source: Acoustical Society of America.* *It may be possible to categorize the brain strategies used by professional musicians based on how they prioritize sight vs. sound when learning to play new music.* When musicians play instruments, their brains are processing a huge amount and variety of information in parallel. Musical styles and strengths vary dramatically: Some musicia... mais »

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