Studying human epilepsy in fruit flies may seem like a stretch but scientists have recently discovered the transport that goes awry and causes seizures. Mutations in the prickle gene have recently shown to cause epilepsy in prickle mutant flies. When two transport proteins were suppressed in the flies it effectively "cured" them of their epilepsy. This pathway

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Researchers have found that even a “mild” traumatic brain injury causes changes to the brain.  A Newcastle University research team has positively identified a better way to view the brain and the damage that has occurred within it.  By using a type of MRI known as DTI or diffusion tensor

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More and more veterans have had access to hyperbaric oxygen therapy and they claim it works. Marine Corps Lt. Col. (ret.) Alan Burghard, who suffered a head injury and PTSD after an incident in Iraq, claims that he is “largely healed” after spending hours in the oxygen chamber.  Since this treatment

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Poor nutrition can impair our daily health and well-being and reduce our ability to lead an enjoyable and active life and cause many different and very serious health problems.  Previous research has shown that apart from obesity, a poor diet can lead to altered taste perception and even changes brain

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My husband is an overachiever.  He firmly believes that everything could be better – and that everyone, including himself should strive for a higher level of achievement in all aspects of life.  Can you imagine how hard it is to live with him…..  :) Something that I often worry about is

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OK, what  the heck is Microbiome?  Simply put, it is the bacterial “ecosystem”  in any part of the body.  For example, in this blog we are talking about the gut but each part of the body may have a very a specific set of bacteria.  We most often think of

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