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The adult brain can regenerate neurons in an unexpected area, says new study
Scientists have discovered for the first time that adult mouse brains produce new cells in the amygdala, a finding that could eventually lead to better treatments for conditions like anxiety and depression, as well as a better understanding of the brain overall.
The amygdala handles a lot of our emotional responses, especially those relating to fear, and broken connections inside it can lead to anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
If the brain is capable of regenerating neurons in the amygdala, then that's potentially one way of fighting back against these mental health issues, according to the team from the University of Queensland in Australia.
"While it was previously known that new neurons are produced in the adult brain, excitingly this is the first time that new cells have been discovered in the amygdala," says one of the team, Pankaj Sah from the Queensland Brain Institute.
"Our discovery has enormous implications for understanding the amygdala's role in regulating fear and fearful memories."
Before now, neurogenesis – the process of producing new neurons – had only been spotted in human adults in the hippocampus, the part of the brain that handles long-term memory and also deals with emotional responses, and the striatum.
Adult neurogenesis was first recognised in the 1960s, but was more widely accepted in the 1990s, thanks in part to the discovery of stem cells in adult mice brains – cells that can divide and develop into other types of cells.
That discovery was made by another team from the Queensland Brain Institute, and since then, scientists have confirmed the same process happens in humans.
Now it looks like it's happening elsewhere too: based on new studies of mice, the researchers found evidence for the same stem cells in the amygdala, cells that could turn into genuine, fully functioning neurons. Now the task is to find the same results in humans.
Right now it's not clear what those new neurons do, or how the brain uses them, but their location is interesting and worthy of further study.
There's so much we still don't know about the brain, though its secrets are slowly being unlocked. As far as neurogenesis goes, for example, we know that a session on the booze slows down the process, though giving up the drink reverses the process.
Meanwhile, a study published in July found that implanting stem cells into the brain can help to extend the lifespan of mice, and it's possible that a similar approach here could also have a positive effect.
"Finding ways of stimulating the production of new brain cells in the amygdala could give us new avenues for treating disorders of fear processing, which include anxiety, PTSD and depression," says one of the team, Dhanisha Jhaveri.
The research has been published in Molecular Psychiatry.
https://www.sciencealert.com/our-brains-produce-new-cells-in-more-areas-than-we-thought-study-says
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Actually the nicest thing I see about anything from Chevy is the fact that the dashboard is vastly easier to read, and uses real gauges. The 2018 Mustang will have perhaps even one better than that, since you can adjust whatever controls you want including putting the RPM on the left or right as you prefer to read it.
Random-Ass Car Poll, #19
Which would you rather own?
A comparison is below and interior photos are in the comments.

Comparison:
2015 GMC Terrain Denali
Engine: 3.6L V6, 301 hp
Transmission: Automatic
0-60: 6.7 sec
Drivetrain: AWD
Cargo Space: 63.9 cubic feet
19 MPG (combined)
Extra Features: Blind-spot alert, power liftgate, heated seats, leather seats, sunroof
2017 Value: $28,100

2015 Chevrolet Suburban LS
Engine: 5.3L V8, 355 hp
Transmission: Automatic
0-60: 7.2 sec
Drivetrain: RWD
Cargo Space: 121.1 cubic feet
19 MPG (combined)
Extra Features: Anti-Theft system, rear air conditioning, park assist, third row seating, running boards
2017 Value: $35,900
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35%
2015 GMC Terrain Denali
35%
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65%
2015 Chevrolet Suburban LS
65%

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Chakra Linux distribution

Here is a new distribution and I will simply say that it is not exactly what I am looking for but it is different enough from some others that I wanted to be out where people can look at it and make their own decision.

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Douglas DB-7 Boston (1939) Также известен под именем Douglas A-20 Havoc. Самолёт, который первоначально (с 1936 года) конструировался Джеком Нортропом, как исключительно тяжёлый, двухмоторный штурмовик. Но !
В 1937 году компания Дональда Дугласа поглотила фирму Нортропа. Свободолюбивый и норовистый Джек, не захотевший работать под чьим-то руководством, ушёл на вольные хлеба, оставив макет и свои наработки по новому штурмовику новым хозяевам своей бывшей фирмы совершенно бесплатно. Дуглас продолжил работу, изменив концепцию на создание военного самолёта имеющего более широкую сферу применения чем штурмовик.
В итоге, в 1938 году на испытания вышел многоцелевой самолёт, который во время Второй Мировой Воны с успехом применялся и США, и Францией, и Британией, и СССР как лёгкий бомбардировщик/ночной истребитель/штурмовик.
Что интересно: нос у данного аппарата был съёмным ! В зависимости от того под какую задачу "Бостон" использовался, такую "морду" ему и ставили. Если он был штурмовиком, то ставили кабину с большей площадью остекления (как на фото), если же "Бостон" использовали в качестве фронтового бомбардировщика, то кабину ставили сплошную - без нижнего остекления.
Douglas DB-7 Boston (1939) Also known as Douglas A-20 Havoc. The aircraft which was originally (from 1936) designed by Jack Northrop, as an exceptionally heavy, twin-engine attack aircraft. But!
In 1937 the company of Donald Douglas absorbed the firm of Northrop. Freedom-loving and eager, Jack, who did not want to work under anyone's guidance, left for free bread, leaving the model and his developments for the new attack aircraft to the new owners of his former firm for free. Douglas continued to work, changing the concept to create a military aircraft that has a wider scope than the attack aircraft.
As a result, in 1938 a multi-purpose aircraft came to the test, which was successfully used by the USA, France, Britain, and the USSR as a light bomber / night fighter / ground-attack aircraft during World War II.
What is interesting: the nose of this device was removable! Depending on what task Boston was used for, such a "snout" was put to him. If he was a stormtrooper, then put a cabin with a larger area of ​​glazing (as in the photo), if the "Boston" was used as a front-line bomber, then the cabin was set solid - without the lower glazing.
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Trust me guys, if you have even occasional gout you will be very happy to try this and see if it works even if what you're Now using work eventually. Even though the looks of this are perhaps not one of the things I would be getting 4 my Beauty. Similar things are claimed to help rheumatism, so that may be good for other people as well. If it happens to taste good, that would be a big plus!

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Read with caution, I'm not sure that this is going to have any effect on weather treatment is more useful to prevent problems.

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