Study reveals a surprising level of similarity in brain structure and development between humans and other primates.
For the 15% of American adults who suffer from frequent indigestion or functional dyspepsia, a new, non-invasive treatment may provide some relief. Respiratory-gated Auricular Vagal Afferent Nerve Stimulation (RAVANS), a form of taVNS, delivers short pulses of painless electrical current to the vagus nerve in tune with respiratory rhythms. The device can modulate the stomach's response to food ingestion, which is often impaired in those with functional dyspepsia.
On average, women have to work harder to breathe during strenuous exercise than men. The findings not only shed light on how sex may affect exercise dynamics but also the differences in how men and women experience airway disorders, such as asthma and COPD.
Rats fed on a high-fat diet were more mentally exhausted following a novel object recognition test than those fed a healthier diet. Findings suggest high-fat diets not only contribute to obesity, but they can also have an impact on mental fatigue and cognitive abilities.
Reducing neuroinflammation in the brain before cognitive impairment becomes apparent can help slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Cannabidiol (CBD) appears to slow the growth of glioblastoma brain cancer cells in both animal and human cell lines. CBD's anti-cancer actions target mitochondria, causing them to dysfunction and release harmful reactive oxygen species. Cancer cells treated with CBD exhibited significant decreases in mitochondrial activity.
The use of cannabis to curb the symptoms of morning sickness has been linked to behavioral and memory deficits in children. In utero exposure to marijuana alters neural networks in the developing hippocampus, an area of the brain implicated in memory and learning.
Eating garlic containing allyl sulfide may promote memory consolidation and improve cognition by restoring essential gut bacteria.
Study tracks how bacteria associated with gum disease can travel through the body and exude toxins associated with Alzheimer's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and aspiration pneumonia.