Jessa Breetvelt

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How to Reprogram Cells in Our Immune System

<i>Summary: According to a Nature study, researchers developed a method to reprogram specific T cells in the immune system. Scientists were able to turn</i> …

Neuroscience

First gene therapy — ‘a true living drug’ — on the cusp of FDA approval

PHILADELPHIA — When doctors saw the report on Bill Ludwig’s bone-marrow biopsy, they thought it was a mistake and ordered the test repeated. But the results came back the same: His lethal leukemia had been wiped out by an experimental treatment never before used in humans.<p>“We were hoping for a …

Immunotherapy

Stop Spending So Much Time In Your Head

99% of all thoughts are useless but they’re still controlling your life.<p>I know something about you without knowing you. I bet you spend A LOT of time …

10 Mediterranean Diet Main Dishes Under 400 Calories

The Mediterranean diet emphasizes heart-healthy plant foods like fruits, veggies, nuts, beans and legumes, olive oil, whole grains and lean protein …

Your diet might be causing anxiety and depression

You are what you eat. We’ve known this for a long time. Michael Pollan’s observation took it a step further: you are what what you eat eats. This is …

6 Things to Look for When Hiring a Health or Fitness Coach

If you ever check your Facebook feed, or hit up a yoga class or the gym, you are bound to find a coach of some kind. There are health coaches who focus on fitness and nutrition via supplements, shakes, and workout programs; there are life coaches who help you figure out where you can realign your …

The Case Against Low-fat Milk Is Stronger Than Ever

For years you've been told to go for skim over full-fat dairy. Even the latest dietary guidelines for Americans urge people to avoid the full fat, …

Nutrition

Bring These Sandwiches To Work, Save Tons Of Money

Packing a lunch is a lot harder than it sounds. First you have to remember to buy the groceries. Next, you have to carve out time in the mornings to make it happen. And then, you have to think of something to make that you'll actually want to eat come lunch time. It's a drag, we know. But it's one …

Steamed Artichokes With Lime Butter, Nectarines And Shallots

Steamed Artichokes With Lime Butter, Nectarines And Shallots from Not Eating Out in New York• 4 baby (3-4 inch diameter) artichokes, outermost petals …

New target, potential treatment found for unhealthy levels of fat that can occur in type 1 diabetes

Researchers have new insight into the complex interchange that can raise blood levels of unhealthy lipids, or fat, in type 1 diabetes, and early …

Microfilaments, Intermediate Filaments and Microtubules

Consciousness and the Brain, Part One: Possibilities Within Microtubules, with Stuart Hameroff

Dynamic Instability Of Microtubules

Cytoskeleton Microtubules | Cell Biology

Waves of actin and microtubule polymerization drive microtubule-based transport and neurite growth before single axon formation

Many developing neurons transition through a multi-polar state with many competing neurites before assuming a unipolar state with one axon and …

2.1.5 Plasma Membrane Structure and Function

Cell membrane introduction | Cells | MCAT | Khan Academy

In Da Club - Membranes & Transport: Crash Course Biology #5

Why the Calorie Is Broken

<i>Calories consumed minus calories burned: it’s the simple formula for weight loss or gain. But dieters often find that it doesn’t work. The calorie is</i> …

More evidence emerges for 'transmissible Alzheimer's' theory

Autopsies reveal plaques in the brains of people who died after receiving grafts from cadavers.<p>For the second time in four months, researchers have …

Animals more capable of empathy than previously thought, study finds

Researcher found that prairie voles would console one another after experiencing stress<p>A new study has found that prairie voles will console other voles who are feeling stressed - which researchers have described as evidence of empathy.<p>A study team at Emory University set up an experiment where …

FDA gives full approval to Amgen blood cancer drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it has approved Amgen Inc's cancer drug Kyprolis in combination with certain other therapies to treat patients with multiple myeloma.<p>The agency also approved the drug as a single agent for patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma …

Can Omega 3 Levels Affect Whether B Vitamins Slow Neurodegeneration and Alzheimer's?

<b>While research has already established that B vitamin supplements can help slow mental decline in older people with memory problems, an international</b> …

Dementia

Fighting fat with fat: How we can harness the power of 'brown' fat to combat obesity

Fat. Most of us think of it as the unwanted wobbly bits of our bodies. The stubborn padding around our thighs. The unhealthy bulge of our bellies, accumulated by eating too much and exercising too little.<p>Dr. Shingo Kajimura sees fat as something much more complex and delightful. More than a decade …

University of California

Should You Eat Poop To Lose Weight?

Want to lose some weight? Should you eat some poop..actually someone else’s poop? That’s what researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) will be testing in a clinical trial this year when they take fecal samples from lean people and give them in 1-2 gram capsules to obese individuals. Now …

No food is healthy. Not even kale.

Not long ago, I watched a woman set a carton of Land O’ Lakes Fat-Free Half-and-Half on the conveyor belt at a supermarket.<p>“Can I ask you why you’re buying fat-free half-and-half?” I said. Half-and-half is defined by its fat content: about 10 percent, more than milk, less than cream.<p>“Because it’s …

Pot smoking’s been connected to everything from lowered IQ to mental illness. Where’s the truth?

<b>(Universal Pictures)</b><p>A careful look at the science around the worst of the claims about weed reveals many of the fears to be overblown<p>Paul Armentano<p>January 14, 2016 11:57pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Scare-mongering headlines touting the alleged adverse effects of marijuana’s …

IQ

Weight-loss surgery may reduce depression in some patients, study suggests

For some severely obese patients, a new study hints that bariatric surgery might potentially do good for both body and mind. Patients seeking and undergoing such weight-loss procedures were more likely to suffer from depression and binge-eating than the general population -- but those with …

How to minimize the damage of the loonie’s fall

A falling dollar is like a pay cut.<p>Just what you need in the slow-to-no-growth economy, right? More chipping away at your financial stability at a time when the stock markets are awful, returns on savings are pitiful, oil prices keep falling and there's little good news in the job market.<p>Our …