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Curb Your Immune Enthusiasm

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/immune-system-viruses-5973

Salk scientists discover how to prevent undesirable immune attacks on therapeutic viruses.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)
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Ready to kick to the curb this useless chatter pertaining to matter. Watching how to split open Splatter. Serving scientifically platter
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Toxic Brain Cells May Drive Many Neuodegenerative Disorders

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While most of us haven't heard of astrocytes, these cells are four times as plentiful in the human brain as nerve cells. Now, a team led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has found that astrocytes, which perform many indispensable functions in the brain, can take on a villainous character, destroying nerve cells and likely driving many neurodegenerative diseases.

The research is in Nature. (full access paywall)
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Blocking Neuron Signaling Pathway May Lead to New Treatments For Peripheral Neuropathy

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the University of Manitoba and St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre in Canada, have identified a molecular signaling pathway that, when blocked, promotes sensory neuron growth and prevents or reverses peripheral neuropathy in cell and rodent models of type 1 and 2 diabetes, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy and HIV.

The research is in Journal of Clinical Investigation. (full open access)
Summary: Researchers have identified a signaling pathway that promotes sensory neuron grown and prevents peripheral neuropathy when blocked.Source: UCSD.Researchers at University of California
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Antibody Therapy Creates New Opportunities For Treating Brain Diseases

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/immunotherapy-brain-diseases-5947

Immunotherapy has proven to be effective against many serious diseases. But to treat diseases in the brain, the antibodies must first get past the obstacle of the blood-brain barrier. In a new study, a research group at Uppsala University describes their development of a new antibody design that increases brain uptake of antibodies almost 100-fold.

The research is in Theranostics. (full open access)
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Switching on the Predatory Kill Instinct in Mice

The researchers used optogenetics, a means of engineering specific neurons to fire upon light stimulation, to isolate and selectively activate each set of neurons. When the laser is off, the animals behave normally. But turn the laser on, and the mice take on qualities of "walkers" from The Walking Dead, pursuing and biting almost anything in their path, including bottle caps and wood sticks.

The research is in Cell. (full open access)

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Summary: Using optogenetics to stimulate neurons in the central amygdala, researchers turn on predatory hunting motivation in mice.Source: Cell Press.Researchers at Yale University have isolat
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+Sherry Kelly who says they aren't
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Insecticides Mimic Melatonin, Creating Higher Risk of Diabetes

Synthetic chemicals commonly found in insecticides and garden products bind to the receptors that govern our biological clocks, University at Buffalo researchers have found. The research suggests that exposure to these insecticides adversely affects melatonin receptor signaling, creating a higher risk for metabolic diseases such as diabetes.

The research is in Chemical Research in Toxicology. (full access paywall)
Summary: According to a new study, synthetic chemicals found in some insecticides can bind to melatonin receptors, creating a higher risk for people to develop diabetes and other metabolic disorders.
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Your English is not so great so I'm afraid I don't entirely understand what you're trying to say . If I understand correctly you are asserting that man and civilization itself or disease upon the earth.

I'm afraid I don't share that particular viewpoint . nor do I think we should be killing Third World immigrants .

all of the above issues are much more complex and nuanced discussions thinking adequately be conveyed in this medium.


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Mapping Brain of Preterm Babies May Predict Later Disabilities

Scanning a premature infant's brain shortly after birth to map the location and volume of lesions, small areas of injury in the brain's white matter, may help doctors better predict whether the baby will have disabilities later

The research is in Neurology. (full access paywall)

#neurology #brainmapping
Summary: Researchers report using neuroimaging to map the brains of preterm babies soon after their born could hold clues as to possible disabilities they may develop.Source: AAN.Scanning a pr
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Talk Therapy Helps Strengthen Brain Connections

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A new study from King's College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) strengthens specific connections in the brains of people with psychosis, and that these stronger connections are associated with long-term reduction in symptoms and recovery eight years later.

The research is in Translational Psychiatry. (full open access)
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Phycosis can also be induced short term chemical toxins sleep deprivation environmental and social engeneering factors along with mobbing gangs talking and gas lighting. All of which may or may not have been factors within the study. It is common place to developers strategies to disenfranchise those who experience or witness no touch torcher and gangs talking bulling tactics. Through add social media and private and or government agencies. And practices. 
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Lasting Effects of Ministrokes May Contribute to Dementia

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Medical University of South Carolina investigators report preclinical research showing that microinfarcts induce prolonged dysfunction in brain areas estimated to be 12-times larger than the visible injury site.

The research is in Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. (full open access)
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Certain Anti-Influenza Compounds Also Inhibit Zika Infection

Researchers from the University of Helsinki have shown that three anti-influenza compounds effectively inhibit Zika virus infection in human cells. The results provide the foundation for development of the broad-spectrum cell-directed antivirals or their combinations for treatment of Zika and other emerging viral diseases.

The research is in Antiviral Research. (full access research)

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Summary: According to researchers, three anti-influenza compounds also appear to be able to inhibit Zika virus infection.Source: University of Helsinki.Researchers from the University of Hel
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Zika virus affects babies in the mother's womb and hinders the baby's brains from developing. The brain is affected and they are born with abnormal shrinkage of the brain, thus affecting them if the baby survives. The babies affected do tend not to live long,however.
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