Archive Monthly Archives: July 2012

Methylene blue enhances memory

Methylene blue is a common and cheap dye used in biology and medicine. Neurometabolic mechanisms for memory enhancement and neuroprotection of methylene blue. Rojas JC, Bruchey AK, Gonzalez-Lima F.Source Departments

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Mitochondrial dysfunction in chronic fatigue

Mitochondrial dysfunction and the pathophysiology of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Abstract The objectives of this study are to test the hypothesis that the fatigue and accompanying

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Resistance to type 2 diabetes mellitus: a matter of hormesis?

Resistance to type 2 diabetes mellitus: a matter of hormesis? Kolb H, Eizirik DL.Source Immunobiology Research Group, Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Düsseldorf, D-40001 Düsseldorf, Germany.

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Stress tolerance and lifespan are correlated

Certain manipulations of organisms will reliably extend their lifespans, manipulations such as calorie restriction or the genetic reduction of insulin and IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor) signalling.

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Hunter-Gatherer Energetics and Human Obesity

Hunter-Gatherer Energetics and Human Obesity Western lifestyles differ markedly from those of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, and these differences in diet and activity level are often implicated in the

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Body Shape Index

A New Body Shape Index Predicts Mortality Hazard Independently of Body Mass Index Background Obesity, typically quantified in terms of Body Mass Index (BMI) exceeding threshold values, is considered a

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Anabolism to Treat Cancer Cachexia

Cancer cachexia and anabolic interventions: a case report. AbstractBACKGROUND: Standard-of-care (SOC) cancer treatments are primarily aimed at reducing size and progression of a tumor. There is a need

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Are numbers gendered?

Are numbers gendered? Wilkie, James E. B.; Bodenhausen, Galen V.Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Vol 141(2), May 2012, 206-210. doi: 10.1037/a0024875Abstract We examined the possibility

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A Paleo Theory of Obesity

Very interesting: Comparison with ancestral diets suggests dense acellular carbohydrates promote an inflammatory microbiota, and may be the primary dietary cause of leptin resistance and obesity Ian Spreadbury Gastrointestinal

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Dietary vitamin B6 supplementation attenuates hypertension in spontaneously hypertensive rats

Dietary vitamin B6 supplementation attenuates hypertension in spontaneously hypertensive rats S. Vaasdev, C.A. Ford, S. Parai, L. Longerich and V. Gadag AbstractIn spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs)

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A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial of N-Acetylcysteine in Cannabis-Dependent Adolescents

A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial of N-Acetylcysteine in Cannabis-Dependent Adolescents. AbstractOBJECTIVE: Preclinical findings suggest that the over-the-counter supplement N-acetylcysteine (NAC),

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A high menaquinone intake reduces the incidence of coronary heart disease.

A high menaquinone intake reduces the incidence of coronary heart disease. Gast GC, de Roos NM, Sluijs I, Bots ML, Beulens JW, Geleijnse JM, Witteman JC, Grobbee DE, Peeters PH, van der Schouw YT.Source Julius

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Always Be Over-Dressed

From PostMasculine: The reason is because the primary driver of attraction in women are displays of status. Dressing well is a sign of status. Dressing like an idiot (i.e., top hats), dressing ostentatiously

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DHEA and testosterone enhance effects of weight training

DHEA enhances effects of weight training on muscle mass and strength in elderly women and men The plasma levels of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulfated form (DHEAS) decline ∼80% between the

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The Effects of Supraphysiologic Doses of Testosterone on Muscle Size and Strength in Normal Men

The Effects of Supraphysiologic Doses of Testosterone on Muscle Size and Strength in Normal Men Bhasin S, Storer TW, Berman N, Callegari C, Clevenger B, Phillips J, Bunnell TJ, Tricker R, Shirazi A, Casaburi

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Genes May Play Role in Educational Achievement

Genes May Play Role in Educational Achievement, Study Finds Three genes identified as possible markers for academic success WASHINGTON—Researchers have identified genetic markers that may influence whether

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Effect of antioxidant supplementation on insulin sensitivity in response to endurance exercise training

Effect of antioxidant supplementation on insulin sensitivity in response to endurance exercise training Abstract While production of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (RONS) is associated with some

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Metformin promotes neurogenesis

Metformin Activates an Atypical PKC-CBP Pathway to Promote Neurogenesis and Enhance Spatial Memory Formation Summary Although endogenous recruitment of adult neural stem cells has been proposed as a therapeutic

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