Did you know scientists can make brain cells from skin cells? Yes, we can, and we do. Skin cells called fibroblast are first “reset” and then reprogrammed to become brain cells. We […]
New hope or another disappointment: a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s Disease in clinical trial.
Longer life expectancy leads to a significant increase in people older than 80 years of age. That’s the benefit of modern health care. Unfortunately, an increase in life expectancy and the aging […]
Is Alzheimer’s Disease: A consequence of bad waste management in aging brain?
The brain is the organ with the highest energy consumption and cellular activity. Consequently, many waste products are produced and need to be removed from the brain and properly disposed of. This […]
Estrogen, a preventive treatment for Type 2 diabetes?
A new study published by researchers from Tulane University, New Orleans, adds a new benefit to the debated estrogen therapy. In certain types of Type 2 Diabetes, cells producing insulin are exhausted […]
A “Turbo Charge” for Your Brain?
A study by Robert Reinhart, Assistant Professor at Boston University, describes the importance of synchronized action between two brain regions, the medial frontal cortex and the lateral prefrontal cortex, for decision making […]
Access for Undergraduates to research labs is important for the development of future scientists.
Science is done by scientist, a profession often overlooked, undervalued and many times considered not “a real job.” However, scientists in all areas of research helped to create the world that […]
Understanding adolescence, good luck with it.
Adolescents are a mystery to most parents and in general to themselves, too. This crucial time in the development of a child includes changes in the brain, body, hormonal hemostasis and affect […]
Overdosing of Biotin (Vitamin B7) from supplements can skew your lab results.
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!”