The link between autism and anorexia

Sep 10, 2013 by

Girls with anorexia have a lot of autistic traits. They include things like: focusing on oneself, a fascination for detail, inflexible behaviors, rigid attitudes. Both also share similar changes in structure and function of brain regions. It’s being suggested...

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Identified: Key brain circuits that control compulsive drinking...

Aug 31, 2013 by

Scientists discovered a way to reduce compulsive drinking: by inhibiting key neural pathways between the prefrontal cortex and the nucleus accumbens. Although the research was done on rats, human brains are incredibly similar to rats, so the results will...

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The differences in Einstein’s brain

Aug 30, 2013 by

Einstein’s brain was average in size and structure, but it had some pretty amazing features that separated it from most of our brains; far more glial cells, high density of neurons in the cerebral cortex, and a very large...

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Getting rid of defective proteins in the brain

Aug 29, 2013 by

A recent study suggests that quickly getting rid of defective proteins in the brain prevents brain cell loss. Specifically, the speed at which these proteins are cleared may affect cell survival and may explain why certain cells are targeted...

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Three ways Kirtan Kriya helps keep your brain sharp

Aug 28, 2013 by

The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) recently presented information on Kirtan Kriya (KK), a simple 12-minute singing yoga meditation. ARPF’s research found that KK had major benefits on body, mind and spirit. Here are three ways it helps...

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Common autism supplement can promote and repress cancer

Aug 24, 2013 by

A recent study of the flavonoids luteolin (given for pediatric autism spectrum disorders) and quercetin, the results were a bit surprising. In regards to breast cancer, researchers found that luteolin blocks some of the endocrine effects of progesterone. But...

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