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NeuroLogica Blog Jan 13 2017 Cognitive Biases in Health Care Decision Making This was an unexpected pleasant find in an unusual place. The Gerontological Society of America recently put out a free publication designed to educate patients about cognitive biases and heuristics and how they can adversely affect decision making about health care. The publication is aimed at older health care consumers, but the information it contains is applicable to all people and situations. Central obesity and other factors associated with uncontrolled asthma in women The concept of asthma and its heterogeneity has recently changed due to the characterisation of different phenotypes that are associated with different expression profiles, disease severity and disease control [5],[19]. Many phenotypes associated with asthma have been described that are defined by multivariate features, including clinical, genetic and molecular features; the phenotypes are able to interact, have different behaviours regarding control and response to treatment and are linked to gender [5],[10],[19]. During childhood, asthma is more prevalent in males, after puberty, however, its incidence increases in women [20].

Ten uses for your body after you die J. Nathan Bazzel donated his hip bones, which had to be replaced a few years ago, to Mütter Museum As you're charitable in life, you could also be charitable in death by donating your bodyYou can donate your body to a university so a first-year medical student can dissect itA body broker will get your various parts to scientists for research and educationDonate parts to the Mutter Museum, and you could be on display for the world to see (CNN) -- Like many Americans, you probably think you're pretty charitable.

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Scientists discover key driver of human aging Salk Institute findings on premature aging syndrome could lead to slowing or reversing the aging process. A study tying the aging process to the deterioration of tightly packaged bundles of cellular DNA could lead to methods of preventing and treating age-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, as detailed in Science. In the study, scientists at the Salk Institute and the Chinese Academy of Science found that the genetic mutations underlying Werner syndrome, a disorder that leads to premature aging and death, resulted in the deterioration of bundles of DNA known as heterochromatin. The discovery, made possible through a combination of cutting-edge stem cell and gene-editing technologies, could lead to ways of countering age-related physiological declines by preventing or reversing damage to heterochromatin. Werner syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes people to age more rapidly than normal.

Profile: Jebsen Center - Feature - Tufts University When it comes to fighting terrorism, The Fletcher School's Jebsen Center for Counter-Terrorism Studies emphasizes predictive strategies over preemptive action. "Imagine tomorrow, a nuclear device goes off in Cincinnati, Ohio." The frightening scenario is posed by Brig. Gen. Immunotherapy fights cancer better with both arms of the immune system, say researchers The treated mice developed immunological memory; when the researchers injected them with tumor cells months later, their immune systems destroyed them. Now, a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggests that one reason immunotherapy treatments appear to fail when they leave the lab may be because they are only enlisting one arm of the immune system. So far, immunotherapy developers have focused either on attacking tumors with antibodies, which enlists the innate immune response, or approaches like adoptive T cell therapy to boost numbers of T cells, which form the backbone of the adaptive immune response. In a report on their work in the journal Cancer Cell, senior author Dane Wittrup, a professor in chemical engineering, and colleagues describe how a combination of the two approaches successfully halted a very aggressive type of melanoma in mice. Making IL-2 hang around longer boosts anti-tumor antibody therapy So Prof.

Breaking the Speed of (Light) Thought An announcement a couple of weeks ago claimed that the speed of light had been broken. A pair of German physicists, Dr. Gunter Nimtz and Dr. Alfons Stahlhofen, of the University of Koblenz, claimed that they measured microwave photons – energetic packets of light – traveling “instantaneously” between a pair of prisms. Yoga and chronic pain have opposite effects on brain gray matter Chronic pain is known to cause brain anatomy changes and impairments, but yoga can be an important tool for preventing or even reversing the effects of chronic pain on the brain, according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) official speaking at the American Pain Society's annual meeting. M. Catherine Bushnell, PhD, scientific director, Division of Intramural Research, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, NIH, explained in a plenary session address that many chronic pain patients show associated anxiety and depression as well as deficits in cognitive functions. In addition, brain imaging studies in rats and humans have shown alterations in gray matter volume and white matter integrity in the brain caused by the effects of chronic pain.

"The Man Who Runs The World's Smartest Website" (in The Observer) Since the mid-1960s John Brockman has been at the cutting edge of ideas. He is a passionate advocate of both science and the arts, and his website Edge is a salon for the world's finest minds To say that John Brockman is a literary agent is like saying that David Hockney is a photographer. Superbug warning to drug giants AP (June 26, 2014) — Despite the ick factor, some doctors have called fecal transplants a near miraculous treatment for recurrent infections from an antibiotic-resistant, often deadly, superbug. (June 26) Video provided ... watch video TheStreet (May 9, 2014) — The National Institute for Drug Abuse, or NIDA, has asked the Drug Enforcement Agency for more marijuana. NIDA has requested an increase from 21,000 grams to 650,000 grams, or roughly 1,433 pounds of ... watch video

Solve Puzzles for Science Hey everyone! I will be leading a Science Café about Foldit at the Southpaw Social Club, in San Diego, on April 28. The purpose of the event is to engage with the community in a casual, comfortable setting to talk about the exciting science of protein folding and the Foldit computer game.

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