Michelle Knosp

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Blood Test May Help Identify COPD Patients Who Benefit from Addition of ICS

Patients who may need inhaled corticosteroids may be ID'd by measuring eosinophil levels in the blood<p>Boehringer Ingelheim announced new data showing …

Medicine

Brain scans reveal how people with insomnia may be wired differently

To sleep, perchance to dream … and to keep your brain working: Scientists have long known about the importance of getting a good night's sleep to improve memory, learning and mental health.<p>But the underlying cause of primary insomnia — a chronic inability to sleep soundly that's not associated with …

Earth - Why there might be many more universes besides our own

Is our Universe one of many?<p>The idea of parallel universes, once consigned to science fiction, is now becoming respectable among scientists – at least, among physicists, who have a tendency to push ideas to the limits of what is conceivable.<p>In fact there are almost too many other potential …

Dark Matter

Immune System May Play a Larger Role in Alzheimer's than Thought

<b>UCI mouse study finds dramatic increase in brain plaques when key cells are lacking.</b><p>Immune cells that normally help us fight off bacterial and viral …

Most images of black holes are illustrations. Here’s what our telescopes actually capture. - Vox

Soon, we may get to see one up close for the first time.<p>Impossibly dense, deep, and powerful, black holes reveal the limits of physics. Nothing can escape one, not even light.<p>Even though black holes excite the imagination like few other concepts in science, the truth is that no astronomer has …

Universe

Futurist Ray Kurzweil: Here's the one scientific fact that blows my mind

The world's leading futurist Ray Kurzweil isn't shocked by much. Except for this one thing.<p>Kurzweil — one of the world's leading minds on artificial intelligence, technology and futurism — has a strategy on how to prolong his own life until science figures out how to make us immortal.<p>The futurist …

Low-Dose Buprenorphine May Be First Treatment Step

Short-term use of very low doses of buprenorphine may help to decrease severe suicidal ideation in some patients, but that finding should be …

Neuroscience

What If Your Anxiety or Depression Is Actually "DDD"?

An increasingly common psychological disorder called depersonalization may be going undiagnosed.<p><b>This article originally appeared in the April 2007 issue of ELLE.</b><p>There are many analogies Sandy Gale uses to describe her affliction: It's as if she is separated from others by an invisible barrier, as …

9 timeless lessons from the great Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius

Marcus has remained relevant for 1,800 years largely due to his writings collected as "Meditations," which President Bill Clinton has said is one of his favorite books.<p>"Meditations" is closer to a diary than a philosophical treatise. Marcus wrote its 12 books sometime during the tumultuous last …

Bill Clinton

What Scientists Mean When They Say 'Race' Is Not Genetic

A new paper explains why it can be dangerous to think otherwise.<p>If a team of scientists in Philadelphia and New York have their way, using race to categorize groups of people in biological and genetic research will be forever discontinued.<p>The concept of race in such research is "problematic at best …

A Mammal’s Brain Has Been Cryonically Preserved and Recovered

A team lead by a researcher at MIT says it has thawed a cryonically-frozen rabbit brain without causing structural damage.<p>A big thing just happened in the world of cryonics, and it has nothing to do with Ted Williams' permafrozen remains.<p>Officials from the Brain Preservation Foundation, a nonprofit …

Cannabis and the Corpus Callosum

Consumption of legal marijuana and cannabis-containing products is on the rise in the United States, due to new laws allowing medical and …

Cannabis

Brain scans to catch depression before it starts

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (Reuters) - Researchers at MIT’s McGovern Institute are using the latest advances in brain imaging to identify children at high risk of depression before the debilitating and sometimes deadly disorder sets in.<p>According to the World Health Organization an estimated 350 million …

Depression

Psychiatry Online

American Psychiatric Association

Psychiatry Online

American Psychiatric Association

Verizon’s "Free" Wireless Data Program Enters Beta Phase

We recently reported on Verizon Wireless’ efforts to offer customers access to free data, via the use of select services that would have no effect on …

iOS 9.3 Will Officially Let You Hide Stock Apps, But It Won’t Be Easy

While we recently reported about a glitch discovered in iOS 9.2 that allowed users to hide the stock apps clogging up their home screens, several of …

25 Trendy Diets That Are Total Bullsh*t

Just say no.<p>When it comes to weight loss, we like to play by numbers, so here's a few: 45 percent of Americans usually like to make New Year's resolutions, and of those people, 38 percent cite some form of "lose weight" or "improve health" at the top of their to-do list. Having a plan to hit the …

6 Habits To Largely Improve Your Memory and Brain Power

If you implement these 6 habits into your life, you will improve your memory, brain power, overall mood, and your chances of success!

Scientists may have found a way to prevent one of the most terrifying things about surgery

Doctors currently have no perfectly reliable way of ensuring patients are adequately unconscious before an operation begins. Although rare, the uncertainty sometimes results in traumatic experiences of patients "waking up" during surgery.<p>Using a technique that measures electrical impulses in the …

Why This Doctor Believes Addictions Start In Childhood

Understanding the root causes of addiction can help us to better treat it.<p>What causes drug addiction? One Canadian physician argues that the problem isn't the drugs themselves.<p>Dr. Gabor Maté believes -- based on research and his own experience working at harm reduction clinics in Vancouver's …

Ravioli Cupcakes

<i>Photograph by Quentin Bacon</i><p><i>Adapted from Laurie David's</i> The Family Cooks<p>If you think about it, a ravioli is already a mini layered lasagna. All it needs is some vegetables, sauce, and cheese, and another layer of the same, then...ta-da! A ravioli cupcake lasagna.<p>For kids, for adults, for …

Two Companies Are Racing To Build The First Hyperloop

But both say first large-scale commercial version will be built overseas<p>The Hyperloop might be the brainchild of billionaire inventor Elon Musk, but if it is to become a reality it will be one of two other companies that first brings the futuristic transportation system to the world, reports the</i> …

High-speed Rail

A Disabling Side Effect of SSRI Therapy?

This article originally appeared here.<p>Case report describes 60-year-old man with tremors and episodes of buccal dyskinesia, dysgraphia<p>HealthDay News …

Depression

Update on Bipolar Disorder, Part 2: Bipolar Depression and Cyclothymic Disorder

This article reviews DSM-5 changes to symptom criteria for bipolar disorder with a focus on treatment of bipolar depression and cyclothymic disorder.

An Update on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder, Part 1: Mania

This article reviews DSM-5 changes to symptom criteria for bipolar disorder. The primary focus is on the diagnosis and treatment of mania and …

FDA Investigates Clinical Trial After Drug Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Seriously Injured

Fatalities in phase 1 trials conducted in the U.S. are extremely rare.<p>A European phase 1 clinical study of a fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) …

FDA