In the past I have written about the potential to use the anesthetic Ketamine for reducing PTSD symptoms, but I have not heard much about the progress on this method.  The Ketamine treatment requires an intravenous administration of the drug.  A group of researchers has conducted a study of administering a different type of anesthetic,

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I remember years ago the Grapefruit diet was all the rage.  I wondered then if it was just a fad,  but now I have some actual scientific data to see why it might, indeed, just work!!! Researchers at UC Berkeley divided mice into several groups. The groups were fed a

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Researchers from Stanford University have created a very impressive device that can measure pressure.  This tiny pressure sensor is capable of many different applications.  From patients with blood pressure issues, patients with traumatic brain injuries, and patients with prosthetic limbs, this technology has the potential to make the lives of

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Recently researchers at the National Institute of Health (NIH) discovered a surprising fact about brain cells in the olfactory bulb. The olfactory bulb is responsible for detecting smells and sending signals to the brain through neurons. For years researchers thought that neurons were “born” only during early development but studies

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Scientists in Barcelona have reproduced colon cancer in an unlikley but highly useful model....a fruit fly. Drosophilia, or the common fruit fly, does not have a colon but has intestine that works in a similar way to human colons. Researchers were able to alter two of the most common genes in human colon cancer in the

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Wow.  I just read an article that has my heart pounding.  The article speaks of a newly released book, Rebecca Frankel's War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love.  According to Amazon, the book “offers a riveting mix of on-the-ground reporting, her own hands-on experiences in the military working dog world,

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Recently, there's been a lot in the news about Ebola and dogs- particularly, about a dog in Spain named Excalibur, who was euthanized on Wednesday, October 8th. Excalibur was the family pet of a nurse's assistant who is currently being treated after contracting the virus. The question: can dogs carry

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Depression is a crippling state of mind. Sufferers feel alone, helpless, and simply unable to "pick themselves up by the bootstraps" and continue day-to-day life. A 5 week study aims to show exercise can not only help depression but possibly prevent the condition altogether. When muscles are exercised they produce an enzyme called PGC-1alpha and in

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According to the CDC, tuberculosis affects nearly 9 million people worldwide, 1.3 million of whom will die because of it. Tuberculosis is known to stimulate an inflammatory response. Further, it's known that the inflammatory response is harder to control as a body ages. Researchers at The University of Ohio discovered something interesting

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