Happy Memories-Battling Depression

Happy Memories-Battling Depression

New research suggests that being able to recall happy memories may ease depression. Researchers at MIT say it may be a process of fixing the broken wiring in the brain that contributes to depression. Happy or pleasurable memories help the brain to be resilient in times of depression. Recalling good memories is dependent on neurons […]

Neuroscience Breakthrough, Thanks to Animals

Neuroscience Breakthrough, Thanks to Animals

Last week, researchers at Caltech, Keck Medicine of USC, and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center announced that 34-year old Eric Sorto was able to drink a sip of beer for the first time in 12 years. Why is this big news? Because Sorto is a tetraplegic, and he was able to drink that beer […]

Schizophrenia-Restoring Communication

Schizophrenia-Restoring Communication

According to recent research, the biggest hurdle to overcome when treating schizophrenia is the lack of effective drugs. Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory are hoping they are closer to solving the dilemma. Treating schizophrenia, or finding a target, is a bit like a needle in the haystack. It has everything to do with how […]

The Aging of Memory

The Aging of Memory

Forgetting is something that many of us worry about as we get older. Then we start to wonder if we are getting Alzheimer’s disease or something else. Relax. It probably isn’t Alzheimer’s, but the natural way our brain ages. The brain cells called neurons lose their connections between each other that can cause long term […]

Daylight Savings – Fact or Fallacy?

Daylight Savings – Fact or Fallacy?

Are you one of those who just feel out of sorts losing that extra hour of sleep? Does it take a couple of days to feel “right” again? Well researchers at the University of California –Irvine say it is real, and you are not crazy!!!! They call it desynchrony, and it has everything to do […]

BPA Free, Maybe – Symptom Free,  NOT

BPA Free, Maybe – Symptom Free, NOT

Bisphenol A or BPA , used in plastics, continues to be studied in a variety of settings. Just recently, a study was published from the University of Calgary that says BPA-free products are not necessarily free of the estrogen imposter. Manufacturers substitute Bisphenol S (BPS) for BPA. In a study comparing environmental exposure, researchers looked […]