What’s the role of testosterone in humans? The infantile testes in humans a surge of testosterone as it does in rats. But, unlike rats, this occurs during early pregnancy – during the end of the first trimester and the beginning of the second (that is, 10-20 weeks). This is a time when the brain is developing, so it can easily be influenced by hormones such as testosterone. Of course, we have no way of interfering with this in humans, as we can in rats. But there are other ways of trying to understand whether testosterone plays a major role in human development. … [Read more...] about Sex Differences in the Brain: Do They Exist or Matter?
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But the good news is that neuroscientists have shown through fMRIs (functional magnetic resonance imaging) the human brain is plastic. And each of us has the agency to override our brain’s hard-wired, automatic fear reactions. An innate ability called neuroplasticity allows you to use your “thinking mind” to rewire the structure and functioning of your brain. Neuroplasticity guarantees that the architecture of your mind is never set in stone. You don’t have to stay trapped by the pandemic storms of your body (frustration, anxiety, worry). It’s possible for you to re-engineer your brain and self-calm the knee-jerk worries and fears because your brain has the ability to change its own structure. Here are a few tips to bring your mind into the present moment, instead of worrying about “what if’s,” and improve your brain health. … [Read more...] about The Pandemic Changes Your Brain Even If You Don’t Have It
Parkinson’s is a remorseless, incurable disease that causes stiffness, tremors, difficulty walking, and depression. People suffering from the disease have a loss of nerve cells (neurons) in an area of the mid-brain called the substantia nigra. Latin names always sound impressive, but this one just means “black stuff." When you dissect it, the substantia nigra looks like an ink stain — unless there’s Parkinson’s, and then it’s as pale as the surrounding tissue. That’s due to the loss of neurons that produce dopamine. As a consequence of this die-off, Parkinson’s patients have a deficit of dopamine in the mid-brain. … [Read more...] about New Hope for Parkinson’s Patients
38. Lima Beans If you wish to reduce your weight quickly, consume lima beans as part of a regular diet. Lima beans are enriched with fibre and serve as the natural source for reducing weight, enhancing proper digestion and regulating the blood sugar level. The fibre content in lima beans also improves body metabolism and may help cut down excess calories. … [Read more...] about 51 Fibre-Rich Foods Which May Help Lose Weight Easily
In retrospect, it is now clear that among other problems, the cells for PD simply weren’t good enough. Newer studies are employing vastly improved cellular material, defined using clever molecular technologies such as single-cell transcriptomics. As a consequence, the current PD trials in the U.S., Europe, and Japan look much more promising. It is worth pointing out that the SanBio cells are not actually neural stem cells at all and date from an era when we understood far less about stem cell biology. There are certainly newer approaches to produce cells for stroke therapy ongoing. … [Read more...] about Cell Therapy for Stroke