Chrisula Kovach

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Another Peek Behind the Curtain: How a Psychiatrist Diagnoses and Treats Bipolar Disorder

My previous article "How a Psychiatrist Treats Depression: A Peek Behind the Curtain" discusses the experience of seeing a psychiatrist for the first time. However, not every patient who comes to my office for an initial evaluation with depression has major depressive disorder. Some people …

Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything

The word ‘epigenetics’ is everywhere these days, from academic journals and popular science articles to ads touting miracle cures. But what is …

6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

I’m a happiness research junkie. I <i>love</i> reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment. Mindfulness meditation, adequate …

Holistic Medicine

Repurposed Experimental Cancer Drug Restores Brain Function in Mouse Models of Alzheimer's Disease

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Humans may harbor more than 100 genes from other organisms

You’re not completely human, at least when it comes to the genetic material inside your cells. You—and everyone else—may harbor as many as 145 genes …

Amazing Domino Etch A Sketch

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Watching HIV replicate in a living animal is now possible

An imaging technique used on monkeys could change the way we treat HIV<p>Doctors might soon be able to see the places where HIV replicates in the human body, if a technique used in macaques also works in people. A new method for imaging HIV in living macaques is described today in <i>Nature Methods</i>, a …

Mad Cow Research Hints At Ways To Halt Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ravage the brain in very different ways. But they have at least one thing in common, says Corinne Lasmezas, a neuroscientist and professor at Scripps Research Institute, in Jupiter, Fla. Each spreads from brain cell to brain cell like an …

Gene editing tool can write HIV out of the picture

Take a hot new method that’s opened up a new era of genetic engineering, apply it to the wonder stem cells that in 2012 won their discoverer a Nobel …

Half of human Aids came from gorillas

Scientists identified pre-cursor of HIV virus in gorillas in Cameroon<p>Two of four strains of the virus that can cause AIDS come from gorillas in southwestern Cameroon, an international team of scientists reported in studies published Monday in the United States.<p>The new information means that …

Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock Tells UFO Sighting Story

There's a single on the new Modest Mouse album <i>Strangers to Ourselves</i> called "The Best Room". In an interview with Studio 360's Kurt Andersen, Isaac Brock revealed the song's inspiration: He was directly affected by a famous UFO sighting. Listen to him tell the story above.<p>In 1997, Brock was on a …

UFOs

Telomere-lengthening procedure turns clock back years in human cells

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a new procedure to increase the length of human telomeres. This increases …

Genetics

‘Miracle’ stem cell therapy reverses multiple sclerosis

The treatment, is the first to reverse the symptoms of MS, which has no cure, and affects around 100,000 people in Britain.<p>A pioneering new stem cell treatment is allowing multiple sclerosis sufferers to walk, run and even dance again, in results branded ‘miraculous’ by doctors.<p>Patients who have …

Going Deep: 7 Features Hidden Inside Your Camera's Menu System That You Should Know

For a photographer brought up on steam powered film cameras, modern day DSLRs seem like science fiction to me. Fifteen years ago, camera functions …

How to Overcome Fear in Photography

Fear. It’s an emotion to which we all can relate. Luckily, nervousness or fear in photography can be overcome with practice and patience. After …

Photography

Sub-$1 3D-printed microscope turns phones into science tools

Smartphone cameras are great for a lot of things, but they're not designed for getting super-duper up close with tiny objects like salt crystals or blood cells. You can give your mobile device a helping hand, though, and open up a world of microscopic adventures. It's not going to cost you much, …

Five diseases far deadlier than Ebola found in the US

Ebola is far from the deadliest disease to ever reach US shores - we look at five others currently or recently observed in the US with higher fatality rates<p>More than 100 Americans in Dallas could have been exposed to the deadly strain of <b>Ebola</b> currently sweeping West Africa, after the first case on …

Your nose knows death is imminent | Mo Costandi

Losing the sense of smell predicts death within five years, according to new research<p>Until as recently as 1987, British coal pits employed caged canaries as sentinels that alerted miners to the presence of poisonous gases. Being more sensitive to them than we are, the birds would get distressed …

How the chemicals in your blood can betray your wealth

Doctors may soon be able to tell how wealthy their patients are purely by looking at the chemicals in their blood.<p>A new study has found that different types of chemicals build up in people's bodies depending on their socioeconomic status.<p>While some chemicals, such as those associated with smoking, …

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines

What are HPV Vaccines?<p>HPV vaccines are vaccines that protect against infection with human papillomaviruses (HPV). HPV is a group of more than 200 …

Science shows how drummers’ brains are unique - Alternative Press

Drummers often fall victim to the “drummers are idiots” stereotype and are typically the most “replaceable” in a band. In their “Best Drummer Jokes …

Drums

Scientists May Have Found the Key to an HIV Cure

<b>The news:</b> There have been exciting advances in HIV and AIDS research in the past year, from a new vaccine that can possibly eradicate the virus to …

Immune System

Adults: Anxiety Disorders

<b>Join a Research Study:</b> Enrolling locally from the Washington, D.C. metro region<p>The purpose of these research studies is to better understand how the …

Nose Spray Ebola Vaccine Protects Monkeys

A needle-free Ebola vaccine protects monkeys 100 percent of the time from the virus, even a year after they’ve been vaccinated, researchers reported Monday.<p>The vaccine uses a common cold virus genetically engineered to carry a tiny piece of Ebola DNA. Sprayed up the nose, it saved all nine monkeys …

10 Ways to Tone Up Without Killing Yourself at the Gym

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for tips that only insiders know. This week Brooke Siler, Pilates pioneer and author of 'The New York Times' best-seller 'The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines', explains that it is</i> …

4 Parasites That Want To Invade Your Brain

They just want a nice home! And to destroy you.<p>In the past month, two different 12-year-olds have made headlines after being hospitalized with an extremely rare, horrifying infection: the brain-eating amoeba.<p>Found mostly in warm freshwater lakes, rivers and hotsprings, <i>Naegleria fowleri</i> can travel …

The Many Lives of William Klein – A Documentary about World’s most Influential Photographer

Incredible and the most rewarding documentary on photography you will see in a long long time. Yes, this is the documentary on the wonderful artist …