lroot on October 20th, 2018

Neuroscientists from Western University’s Brain and Mind Institute have released early results from the world’s most intense sleep study which reveals that sleeping an average of 7-8 hours per night have better cognitive performance than people that sleep less than that or more. The article published in SLEEP, shows results from the study which was […]

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lroot on October 19th, 2018

Researchers have isolated human skeletal stem cells from adult and fetal bones that become cartilage, bone or stroma cells. This is the first time that skeletal stem cells have been identified in humans. The team was also able to derive the skeletal stem cells from human induced pluripotent stem cells which opens up the possibility […]

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lroot on October 12th, 2018

Twenty years ago a research team discovered by accident that BPA had leached out of plastic cages that were used to house female lab mice which caused an increase in chromosomally abnormal eggs. They have now discovered that a variety of alternative bisphenols now being used to replace earlier BPA in BPA free cups, cages, […]

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lroot on October 5th, 2018

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, have made a discovery that may improve the ability to control the formation of mature cells after stem cell transplants. Intrinsic cell properties have been identified that affect the fate of neural stem cells. The discovery could help scientists in predicting or controlling the fate of stem cells […]

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Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have conducted a study that shows new insight as to why people with spinal cord injuries become paralyzed from the injury site down, even when the spinal cord has not become completely severed. Using paralyzed mice, they have shown that a small molecule compound when given systemically can revive these […]

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lroot on September 23rd, 2018

As all mammals age, microglia which are immune cells in the brain become chronically inflamed. When this occurs, they produce chemicals which can impair cognitive and motor functions. This is one explanation in regards to why the memory can fade and brain functions also decline during the aging process. According to a study at the […]

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lroot on September 21st, 2018

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have engineered a molecular matrix which will deliver stem cells referred to as muscle satellite cells (MuSCs), directly to muscle tissue in patients such as the elderly whose muscles don’t regenerate very well. This molecular matrix, a hydrogel, has successfully delivered MuSCs to injured, aged muscles in mice. […]

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lroot on September 17th, 2018

Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered that improving the function of the lymphatic vessels in mice has led to dramatic enhancement of their ability to learn and improve their memory. The work which was led by neuroscientist Jonathan Kipnis, Ph.D., may provide doctors a new path to treat and prevent […]

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lroot on August 31st, 2018

In a study conducted by the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University researchers have discovered a significant amount of bacteria in the small intestine from probiotic use which may result in disorientating brain fogginess and rapid, severe belly bloating. The study was conducted on 30 patients with 22 of them reporting problems with difficulty […]

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lroot on August 24th, 2018

Through a variety of studies involving timing of breakfast and dinner and eating during an 8-10 hour window each day, health benefits have been discovered. From weight loss and reduction of body fat to protection against obesity and metabolic diseases, the research has revealed a host of health benefits to controlled eating. One study conducted […]

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