clock may shut down long-term memory at night ,
UH Professor Arnold Eskin receives $2.5 million in grants to continue learning, memory research
If you crammed for tests by pulling 'all nighters' in school, ever wonder why your memory is now a bit foggy on what you learned? A University of Houston professor may have the answer with his research on the role of circadian rhythms in long-term learning and memory.
New Technology to Use Human Body As Digital Transmission Path , Feb 22
RESEARCHERS PUBLISH FIRST MARSUPIAL GENOME
SEQUENCE, May 09
An international team, led by researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and supported by the National Institutes of Health , today announced the publication of the first genome of a marsupial, belonging to a South American species of opossum. In a comparison of the marsupial genome to genomes of non-marsupials, including human, published in the May 10 issue of the journal Nature, the team found that most innovations leading to the human genome sequence lie not in protein-coding genes, but in areas that until recently were referred to as "junk" DNA.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news97949359.html
In a Fox News program author of book ("Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming") states that we "have closed down 1/3 of temperature recording stations..." Greenpeace expert denies statement, and says: "We didn't shut down any stations" Who is right? How can one know? Answer: Look up the data. Graphs above from NASA prove the author is correct.
Here is my analysis:
Stem cells taken from the muscles of female mice are better at regenerating tissue than those taken from male mice, a new study finds.
and The Brain ABC News - Fri Apr 6,
A bit trite but shows the big media is catching up.
A discussion of Alzheimer's Dementia on my blog
PSYCHOLOGISTS PUBLISH THREE NEW STUDIES
ON VIOLENT VIDEO GAME EFFECTS ON YOUTHS
New research by Iowa State University psychologists provides more concrete evidence of the adverse effects of violent video game exposure on the behavior of children and adolescents.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news93884031.html
COULD ESTRIOL BE THE ELIXIR FOR MS?,
It has long been common knowledge that pregnant women with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience a sharp drop in the disease's symptoms during the course of their pregnancy.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news93869257.html
CENSUS OVERSTATED NUMBER OF UNINSURED, March 23
(AP) -- Some 1.8 million Americans fell off the government's list of the medically uninsured, but not because they now have health coverage.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news93872340.html
CANNABIS-RELATED SCHIZOPHRENIA SET TO RISE, SAY RESEARCHERS
If cannabis causes schizophrenia - and that remains in question - then by 2010 up to 25 per cent of new cases of schizophrenia in the UK may be due to cannabis, according to a new study by Dr Matthew Hickman of the University of Bristol and colleagues, published in Addiction journal.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news93880285.html
TEEN SMOKERS HAVE ATTENTION DEFICIT, March 23
A U.S. study finds that teen smokers have difficulty paying attention, with those whose mothers smoked while pregnant having the hardest time.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news93850428.html
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: are cholesterol supplements the answer? Over 30,000 babies are born each year with alcohol related defects. Billions of dollars are spent yearly on treatment. A 12 ounce drink can do more damage than you think. Cholesterol supplementation prevents fetal alcohol spectrum defects in alcohol-exposed zebrafish embryos! Read the latest study in the March issue of Laboratory Investigation.
DANISH SCIENTIST: GLOBAL WARMING IS A
MYTH, March 15
A Danish scientist said the idea of a "global temperature" and global warming is more political than scientific.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news93193025.html
FISH DIET IN PREGNANCY MAY HONE
KIDS' IQ, February 16
Research published in the Lancet casts new light on the controversial issue of whether pregnant women should eat fish.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news90840782.html
UPDATE 12 April 2007
What about the concern about contaminants like Mercury, Dioxins, and PCBs?
Fortunately, none of the 40 brand names tested by consumer lab had any detectable levels of mercury, and PCBs. Therefore, I would not worry about ‘mercury poisoning' from taking fish oil. There may be a few reasons for this: #1) mercury concentrates in muscle (fish meat) and not the oils, #2) the distillation process may eliminate it, #3) many fish used for fish oil have very low concentrations and, even salmon, is not amongst the top 5 ‘mercury carrying' fish species. Nonetheless, you want to avoid mercury whenever possible.
Dioxins and PCBs can be carcinogenic with
extended exposure and thus also worth avoiding. PCBs can be found in
farmed fish. Consumerlab did not find elevated PCBs in the vast
majority of brand names they tested.
Cancer and Vitamin D - The Latest Research
"The serum level associated with a 50 percent reduction in [breast cancer] risk could be maintained by taking 2,000 international units of vitamin D3 daily, plus, when the weather permits, spending 10 to 15 minutes a day in the sun," Garland said.
(Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
"We project a two-thirds reduction in incidence [of colorectal cancer] with serum levels of 46ng/ml, which corresponds to a daily intake of 2,000 IU of vitamin D3. This would be best achieved with a combination of diet, supplements and 10 to 15 minutes per day in the sun," Gorham said.
(American Journal of Preventive Medicine)
Fossil fuel produced CO2 maps air pollution
by analyzing corn.
RESEARCHERS ADD TO UNDERSTANDING OF HOW BRAIN CELLS COMMUNICATE, October 23
An hour from now, will you remember reading this? It all depends on proteins in your brain called NMDA receptors, which allow your neurons to communicate with each other.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news80845332.html