Biomedical

New approaches to Alzheimer’s disease treatment.

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the accumulation of Amyloid beta proteins in the brain, causing neurons to die. New studies focus on how this protein may actually be beneficial for the organism in regular concentrations and how to improve the health of AD patients by modulating inflammation.

Biology, Biomedical

Don’t buy this great supplement. (Rhodiola rosea)

Rhodiola rosea is a flowering plant. It grows naturally in the wild Arctic regions of Europe, Asia and North America and it likes cold weather. Many have used it traditionally as a treatment for disorders like anxiety and depression and more recently fatigue and even neurodegenerative diseases.

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Biomedical

Fly protects its brain against Zika virus.

While Zika virus is not a direct threat to healthy people, it is for pregnant women. Thus we should be looking for ways to limit infections, develop vaccines and find treatments. A new study shows that flies might be able to show us how.

yoga old aged people exercise
Biomedical

Inflamm-aging or Inflamm-inactivity?

Inflammation is a result of our body attempting to fix any damage that may have been caused by external or internal factors. Our bodies aren't perfect, but thankfully they do have mechanisms (like inflammation) to help fix any damage that may occur as a result of those “imperfections”. Inflammaging has been used to describe the… Continue reading Inflamm-aging or Inflamm-inactivity?

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Biomedical

Sugar in your diet. How much is too much?

When we talk about sugar we usually talk about foods, high in sucrose, or most frequently now high in high-fructose corn syrup. Those processed foods, that contain “empty calories” as some say, have usually little nutritional value and contain a lot more sugar than the amount you are supposed to consume in a day. If you add the fact that in some cases due to convenience people tend to consume such foods twice or more within a single say, you end up with some consequences.