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Depression Tops List As Leading Cause of Disability and Ill Health Worldwide NEUROSCIENCE NEWSAPRIL 1, 2017 *Summary: According to a new report, more than 300 million people are now living with depression, with an 18% increase in those diagnosed with the disorder between 2005 and 2015.* *Source: WHO.* *Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. According to the latest estimates from WHO, more than 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015. Lack of support for people with mental disorders, coupled w...mais »
Mental Shortcuts, Not Emotion, Guide Irrational Decisionsby Neuroscience News Irrational decision making may be due to a lack of mental effort rather than emotions, a new study reports. Read more of this post *Neuroscience News* | March 31, 2017 at 1:50 pm | Tags: cognitive control networks, framing effect, irrational decisions | URL: http://wp.me/p4sXNK-ajU Comment See all comments
Simulation suggests 68 percent of the universe may not actually exist [image: Michael Irving] Michael Irving March 30, 2017 [image: New computer simulations have questioned the existence of dark energy, a so-far theoretical force that is ...] New computer simulations have questioned the existence of dark energy, a so-far theoretical force that is said to be driving the expansion of the universe (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) VIEW GALLERY - 2 IMAGES According to the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model, which is the current accepted standard for how the universe began and evolved, the...mais »
Scientists reverse aging in mice by repairing damaged DNA March 26, 2017 [image: Disarming a rogue agent: When the NAD molecule (red), binds to the DBC1 protein (beige), it prevents DBC1 from attaching to and incapacitating a protein critical for DNA repair. (credit: David Sinclair)] Could lead to an anti-aging drug that counters damage from old age, cancer, and radiation A research team led by Harvard Medical School professor of genetics David Sinclair, PhD, has made a discovery that could lead to a revolutionary new drug that allows cells to repair DNA damaged by aging, cancer, an...mais »
William Harvey *(from BE)* ENGLISH PHYSICIAN WRITTEN BY: Andrew Gregory LAST UPDATED: 2-27-2009 William Harvey, (born April 1, 1578, Folkestone, Kent, Eng.—died June 3, 1657, London), English physician who was the first to recognize the full circulation of the blood in the human body and to provide experiments and arguments to support this idea. - [image: William Harvey.] William Harvey. *Hulton Archive/Getty Images* Education And Appointment As Lumleian Lecturer Harvey had seven brothers and two sisters, and his father, Thomas Harvey, was a farmer and landowner. Harvey...mais »
This Is the Fastest Way to Calm Down [image: Close up of woman practicing mudra meditation] Alice Park Mar 30, 2017 ,,,,, When people are anxious before getting surgery, doctors and nurses often tell them to take slow, deep breaths with long exhalations. It may seem like an inadequate way to quell anxiety, but in many cases, it actually works. Now scientists describe why deep breathing, including the breath-focus of meditation, can induce such calm and tranquility. In a paper published in *Science*, researchers led by Mark Krasnow, a professor of biochemistry at Stanford Universit...mais »
[image: Exibindo .facebook_1491052939142.jpg] *Lúcia Campos Pellanda, AMICOR*, Cardiologista Pediátrica, companheira em diversos projetos, filha de *Luiz Ernesto Pellanda*, um dos colegas de turma da *Valderês*, ontem tomou posse como* Reitora da Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre. *Assisti a bela cerimônia acompanhado por nossa neta *Júlia Bellardinelli Achutti*, Vice-Reitora* Jenifer Saffi* [image: Arte: Ascom UFCSPA] [image: Foto: divulgação]
Tau protein—not amyloid—may be key driver of Alzheimer’s symptoms By Emily UnderwoodMay. 11, 2016 , 2:00 PM One of the telltale signs of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is sticky plaques of ß-amyloid protein, which form around neurons and are thought by a large number of scientists to bog down information processing and kill cells. For more than a decade, however, other researchers have fingered a second protein called tau, found inside brain cells, as a possible culprit. Now, a new imaging study of 10 people with mild AD suggests that tau deposits—not amyloid—are closely linked to symptoms ...mais »
Alzheimer's linked to unsaturated fatty acids in the brain Written by Ana Sandoiu Published: Wednesday 22 March 2017 570SHARE2 [image: [illustration of brain regions]] While it is not yet clear what causes Alzheimer's disease, researchers are examining a variety of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle causes. New research examines some of the key brain regions involved in the development of Alzheimer's and finds several fatty acids to be associated with this form of dementia. The Alzheimer's Association estimate that every 66 seconds, an adult in the United States develops Alzhei...mais »
Concern over high US prescribing levels of common drug linked to dementia [image: MNT home]Published: Tuesday 28 March 2017 email 532SHARE A new analysis raises concern over high prescription rates in the USA of a common drug used to treat overactive bladder. The drug, oxybutynin, when taken orally, is consistently linked with cognitive impairment and dementia in the elderly. The analysis shows that oxybutynin, is prescribed in more than a quarter of cases of overactive bladder (27.3%), even though other more suitable drugs are available. This work is presented at the European Ass...mais »
March 28, 2017 To Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis, Look Past the Joints to the Gums Jennifer Abbasi Article Information JAMA. 2017;317(12):1201-1202. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.0764 The mouth may seem like a strange place to search for a culprit in a disease that primarily affects the joints. But a recent collaboration by a group of multidisciplinary researchers suggests that one type of oral bacteria may be an important trigger in about half of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cases. [image: Image description not available.] The findings, published in Science Translational Medicine late last year, a...mais »
[image: Exibição de pulmões em Londres]*Cientistas descobrem função inesperada dos pulmões* *O Amigo Gruswzynski em enviou:* São Paulo – Cientistas da Universidade da Califórnia, em São Francisco, descobriram que os pulmões desempenham um papel que vai além da respiração. Em uma série de experimentos feita com ratos, os pesquisadores notaram que os órgãos do animal produziram mais da metade das plaquetas – componentes do sangue necessários para a coagulação – envolvidas na circulação sanguínea. Segundo Mark Looney, autor principal do estudo, isso significa que os pulmões humanos p...mais »
*Recomendado pelo AMICOR Reginaldo Hollanda Albuquerque (Brasília), com o comentário de que não sabe se é verdade mas vale a pena observar.* Newer Class of Type 2 Diabetes Medications May Reduce Risk of Death, Hospitalization For Heart Failure Reuters reported that research suggests SGLT-2 inhibitors, “a newer class of type 2 diabetes” medications, “significantly cut the risk of death and hospitalization for heart failure compared with other medicines for the disease.” The findings were presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting.
Fainting Disorder Mechanism Identifiedby Neuroscience News Researchers have discovered the mechanism behind the fainting disorder, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Read more of this post [image: Image shows a Queen's Guard laying on the floor after fainting.] Fainting caused by POTS is regulated by switching gene function off. NeuroscienceNews.com image is adapted from the Monash University press release. *Neuroscience News* | March 26, 2017 at 10:32 am | Tags: fainting, let-7i, Monash University, NET silencing, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, POTS | URL: http://w...mais »