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Using the CNL Website Overview of the fMRI experiment Safety Training. The Statistical Analysis of fMRI Data - STS282.pdf. George E. Vaillant's: Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development. George E.
Vaillant's "We all need models for how to live from retirement to past 80--with joy," writes George Vaillant, M.D., director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development. This groundbreaking book pulls together data from three separate longevity studies that, beginning in their teens, followed 824 individuals for more than 50 years. The subjects were male Harvard graduates; inner-city, disadvantaged males; and intellectually gifted women. !5.PDF - LDH-Post-Inequality. Human Body Statistics. Experts Decisive Against Multivitamins: 'Stop Wasting Money' - James Hamblin. A panel of physicians wrote today in a major medical journal about which vitamin and mineral supplements are bad and which are null, and how we keep buying them.
"We believe that the case is closed— supplementing the diet of well-nourished adults with (most) mineral or vitamin supplements has no clear benefit and might even be harmful. These vitamins should not be used for chronic disease prevention. Enough is enough. " So reads an authoritative editorial today in one of the widest-read U.S. medical journals, Annals of Internal Medicine.
The authors are five physicians from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Warwick Medical School in the U.K., including one of the journal's senior editors. This Is Your Brain on Gluten - James Hamblin. A No. 1 bestseller by a respected physician argues that gluten and carbohydrates are at the root of Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, depression, and ADHD.
What to make of the controversial theory? “If you could make just three simple changes in your life to prevent, or even reverse, memory loss and other brain disorders, wouldn’t you?” So asks Dr. David Perlmutter, in promotion of his PBS special Brain Change, coming soon to your regional affiliate. Three changes. Personality. Pufferfish Make Seafloor Circles to Attract Mates. Peters Map.
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Gut microbiota composition correlates with diet and h... [Nature. 2012. Research Publications - APC Management Structure - About Us - Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre. A galaxy within us: Our gut microbiota and how it can be programmed by food. Who would have thought that the human body contains over 10 times the amount of bacterial cells as human cells?
Yet More Proof That Violent Videogames Don't Cause Aggression. Psych Central, depression, bipolar, ADHD and psychology information . Video Games ProCon.org. 2001-Aggression Scale.pdf. Violent Video Games. Americans Are Way Behind in Math, Vocabulary, and Technology - Roberto A. Ferdman. The US boasts the world’s largest GDP and the planet’s most influential government, but its citizens aren’t all that intellectually exceptional.
Americans have trouble with words… The report defines literacy as the “ability to understand, evaluate, use and engage with written texts to participate in society, to achieve one’s goals, and to develop one’s knowledge and potential” (p. 63). Only 78.3% of American adults reached a Level 2 (out of 5) in literacy, less than all other OECD members save Spain and Italy (p. 69).
The average level of literacy in the US is on par with that of Cyprus, Poland and Austria (p. 65). …and numbers… When it comes to math, American adults aren’t any better. Siblings Share Genes, But Rarely Personalities. Foot Cream Kills HIV by Tricking Cells to Commit Suicide. A drug commonly prescribed to treat nail fungus appears to come with a not-so-tiny side effect: killing HIV in cell cultures.
In a study performed at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, not only does the drug Ciclopirox rid infectious HIV from cell cultures, but the virus also doesn't bounce back when the drug is withheld. The same group of researchers had previously shown that Ciclopirox -- approved by the FDA and Europe's EMA as safe for human use to treat foot fungus -- inhibits the expression of HIV genes in culture. Now they have found that it also blocks the essential function of the mitochondria, which results in the reactivation of the cell's suicide pathway, all while sparing the healthy cells. The researchers said that one aspect of HIV that makes it particularly persistent, even in the face of strong antiviral treatments, is its ability to disable a cell's altruistic suicide pathway -- which is typically activated when a cell is damaged or infected.
Unfortunately, says Dr. Are Private Schools Worth It? A new book argues that public schools are actually academically superior.
Sarah Theule Lubienski didn’t set out to compare public schools and private schools. A professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she was studying math instructional techniques when she discovered something surprising: Private schools—long assumed to be educationally superior—were underperforming public schools. She called her husband, Christopher A. Lubienski, also a professor at the university.
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