Tag Archive: Alzheimer’s

Nutritional epigenetics, exercise, and immune system integrity

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Anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting revealed Summary: Researchers have found that a compound produced by the body when dieting or fasting can block a part of the immune system involved in several inflammatory disorders such as type 2 diabetes,…
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From deep time into real time: What evolutionary processes?

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Rapid evolution of a native species following invasion by a congener Abstract excerpt: “…the lizard Anolis carolinensis moved to higher perches following invasion by Anolis sagrei and, in response, adaptively evolved larger toepads after only 20 generations.” My comment: This…
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Systems biology and memory disorders

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Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program Reported as: Memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s reversed: Small trial succeeds using systems approach to memory disorders News Article Excerpt: (1) eliminating all simple carbohydrates, leading to a weight loss of 20…
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Metabolism, fixation, health or neurodegerative disorder

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“Shown is the location of the conserved regions encoding for the N-terminal chromo domain and the C-terminal MYST functional domain. An arrow denotes the position site of amino acid substitution E431Q.” Microarray Analysis Uncovers a Role for Tip60 in Nervous…
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Gut microbes and integrative neuroscience

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Diverse Microbes in Hunter-Gatherers’ Guts Modern hunter-gatherers have more diverse microbiota in their guts than do urban Europeans, but lack a few notable species. By Kerry Grens | April 16, 2014 Excerpt: Genetic diversity, rather than particular species, might be a more…
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Alzheimer’s, microRNAs, and olfaction

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A Blood Test for Alzheimer’s? Circulating microRNAs could help doctors diagnose the neurodegenerative disease. By Jef Akst | July 30, 2013 Excerpt: “Testing the blood of 202 people for 140 different microRNAs (miRNAs), a team of researchers at Saarland University,…
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Evolution at work sans random mutations (Part 2)

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Mitochondrial-to-cell size ratio in HeLa cells links reproduction by fission in yeasts to the advent of sexual reproduction in yeasts via the same nutrient chemical-dependent molecular mechanisms that are important to cancer research.