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Study Links Gut Bacteria to Parkinson’s Disease The exact cause of Parkinson’s disease isn’t known. Genetics and environment are possible factors, but now researchers say gut bacteria could contribute to the nervous system disorder. Changes in bacteria, or the bacteria themselves, contribute to — and may even cause — motor skill decline, the scientists concluded. Up to 1 million Americans are affected by PD. It is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the United States.

GUEST POST: To Test or Not To Test? That Is Not The Question — The Learning Scientists Craig Westby is the Deputy Head Teacher at Old Hill Primary School, England. Craig has been teaching for over 15 years from Reception (4-5yrs) - Year 6 (10-11yrs). In 2017, he became Interim Head Teacher whilst his school supported another but for the time being, is very much happily teaching and exploring cognitive science to improve student outcomes.

Psychiatrists Must Face Possibility That Medications Hurt More Than They Help - Scientific American Blog Network Two new posts on this website have me contemplating, once again, the terrible possibility that psychiatry is hurting more people than it helps. Reporter Sarah G. Miller notes in “1 in 6 Americans Takes a Psychiatric Drug” that prescriptions for mental illness keep surging. As of 2013, almost 17 percent of Americans were taking at least one psychiatric drug, up from 10 percent in 2011, according to a new study.

Mimesis Erich Auerbach (1892-1957) was a German Jew trained in the German philological tradition. Forced to flee Germany, he spent the war years in Istanbul, where he wrote his greatest work, Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature. After the war, Auerbach came to the United States, where, from 1950 to his death, he was a professor at Yale. Mimesis is a series of twenty chapters, organized chronologically, each of which is a separate essay, capable of standing alone. Each essay begins with an extended passage [in the original followed by a translation] from a work of the Judeo-Christian Graeco-Roman literary tradition, which Auerbach then subjects to an intense linguistic, literary, and philosophical analysis.

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The Brainless Slime That Can Learn By Fusing - The Atlantic Sometimes, Audrey Dussutour enters her lab in Toulouse to find that one of the creatures within it has escaped. They tend to do so when they’re hungry. One will lift the lid of its container and just crawl out. These creatures aren’t octopuses, which are known for their escape artistry. Internet Archive Search: Encyclopedia of philosophy by Umair Mirza texts eye favorite 1 comment 0 Encyclopedia Of Philosophy Topics: Encyclopedia, Philosophy, Philosophical books, Encyclopedia of Philosophy Poet: I can’t answer questions on Texas standardized tests about my own poems Sara Holbrook. (Jennifer Hearn) Badly worded or poorly conceived questions on standardized tests are not uncommon (remember the question about a “talking pineapple” on a New York test in 2012?). But here’s something new: The author of source material on two Texas standardized tests says she can’t actually answer the questions about her own work because they are so poorly conceived. She also says she can’t understand why at least one of her poems — which she calls her “most neurotic” — was included on a standardized test for students. The author is Sara Holbrook, who has written numerous books of poetry for children, teens and adults, as well as professional books for teachers.

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