Immune Cells in the Brain Have Surprising Influence on Sexual Behavior | Technology Networks
— Read on www.technologynetworks.com/neuroscience/news/immune-cells-in-the-brain-have-surprising-influence-on-sexual-behavior-307631
Interesting! Mast cells determine whether rats exhibit masculine or feminine behavior and new to me but it is known that estrogen masculinizes the brain!
Women are disproportionately affected by migraines – and we may finally have an answer as to why that’s the case.
— Read on www.sciencealert.com/women-disproportionately-affected-by-migraine-oestrogen-fluctuations-trigeminal-nerve
Why more women, me included, get more migraines. I had menstrual migraines starting at 23 years of age till a few years ago when I entered menopause. So estrogen or as the article says oestrogen is the culprit.
A small, in vitro study concludes that e-cigarette vapor harms macrophages taken from human lung tissue.
— Read on www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/vaping-damages-immune-cells–researchers-find-64641
Increases inflammation, damages lung macrophages. All in all, a bad outcome!
Some people are more resilient than others in the face of stress, and therefore generally at lower risk of developing mood and anxiety disorders. In a new study of mice published March 28, 2017 in Nature Communications, researchers identify a lipid signaling molecule that may play an important role in determining an individual’s degree of resilience. Lipids are fatty molecules
— Read on www.bbrfoundation.org/content/study-identifies-signaling-molecule-involved-resilience-stress
oh gosh, it’s a field day for posting!
2AG, the resilience molecule? So says this report!
Targeting a Brain Mechanism Could Treat Aggression | Technology Networks
— Read on www.technologynetworks.com/neuroscience/news/targeting-a-brain-mechanism-could-treat-aggression-307557
Amazing! A possible treatment for aggression!
Machine Learning Predicts Mood Disorder Medication Response | Technology Networks
— Read on www.technologynetworks.com/neuroscience/news/machine-learning-predicts-mood-disorder-medication-response-307411
This is good, very good! A way to diagnose which disorder a person has will allow doctors to prescribe the correct medications!
I know this certainly would have helped me when at the outset, I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) and prescribed antidepressants. Since I actually had bipolar 1, the antidepressants pushed me into a full blown manic phase.
This diagnostic method would have correctly identified me as having bipolar 1 and I would not have been given antidepressants. I would have been prescribed mood stabilizers and who knows, I may never have experienced full blown mania!
So this will stop the misdiagnosis of people like me. This is good!
If you’re thinking of transcendental meditation, DON’T!
Read the articles below.
It costs 1000’s of dollars, for which they give you a scam mantra, it can increase anxiety, a lot. The person who started this scam, Maharishi mahesh yogi was neither a Maharishi (the highest teacher) nor a yogi.
It’s a bad thing. Don’t do it.