The Food and Drug Administration cautioned against taking high levels of Biotin Supplements. Biotin, also called Vitamin B7 or H, is mostly found in Hair, Skin and Nail care products, in Multi-Vitamin […]
Word of caution about VINPOCETINE
(Updated December, 2, 2018) Vinpocetine is human-made compound that is synthesized from vincamine, and not found in plants. Many dietary supplements that claim to enhance your mental capacity, memory and improve your focus […]
” A significant percentage of our total neurotransmitter synthesis happens through bacterial processes in our intestines!”
Live gene editing
Fascinating to watch how CRISPR edits a gene while we are watching. Source: Nature Communications 8, Article number: 1430 (2017), doi:10.1038/s41467-017-01466-8
Graduate students will be taxed for money they are not making.
Data shows that graduate students make roughly $20,000 a year, while the federal poverty line for a single person is $12,060. The NIH caps stipends of graduate students at $23,844 and has […]
More evidence about toxicity of sugar for the brain.
A new study conducted at the National Institute of Aging (NIA) of NIH by Madhav Thambisetty, MD., PhD shows the toxic effect of sugar for brain cells. In this study the scientists […]
Looks like Melatonin preserves the integrity of the blood-brain-barrier
This is an interesting paper. Usually Melatonin is not described as a potent brain protector. However, the authors of this publication see that Melatonin preserves the integrity of the blood-brain-barrier (BBB), a […]
Oxidative and Nitrosative stress update
The most recent publication by my mentor Dr. Stuart Lipton and colleague Dr. Tomohiro Nakamura sheds new insight into the neurodegenerative effect of S-Nitrosylation. The title of the publication is: ‘SNO’-Storms Compromise […]
The central nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system consists of nerves connecting our limbs to the spinal cord through ganglions and controls movement and regulates autonomous […]