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Greater Cortical Thickness in Elderly Female Yoga Practitioners
July 22, 2017   

Yoga, mind-body activity has been associated with positive changes in brain structure and function, especially in areas related to attention, executive functions, and memory. Normal aging corresponds with structural and functional brain changes, that involve decreased cognitive function. In a recent cross-sectional study...
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Probiotic Found in Yogurt Can Reverse Depression Symptoms in Mice
March 17, 2017   

New research has shown that depressive symptoms and behaviors in mice were reversed when the mice were given food containing the probiotic bacteria lactobacillus...
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Transient Opening of the Blood-Brain-Barrier: Implications for Neuroprotection and Drug Delivery
November 8, 2016   

The blood brain barrier (BBB) is known as a hallmark for normal brain vascularization. The highly selective nature of the BBB separates the circulating blood from the extracellular fluid in the brain in the CNS. Unfortunately, the specialized selective interface of the BBB renders it challenging...
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Genetic Links to Cannabis Dependence
April 25, 2016   

In a recent genome-wide association study, experts identified three genetic markers that may increase a person's risk of developing cannabis dependence (CAD). The study involved 14,754 participants from 3 independent substance dependence cohorts including 2 ancestral populations. Depending on the cohort, between 18% and 36% had CAD. Analysis identified three independent regions...
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Treating Sugar Addiction Like Drug Abuse
April 15, 2016   

In a recent study by Shariff et al., three FDA-approved drugs that act on the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) were tested in Wistar rats for reducing short-term (4 weeks) and long-term (12 weeks) intermittent sucrose consumption. Acetylcholine binds to nAchRs in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) and modulates the release of dopamine (DA) in the NAc and ventral tegmental area (VTA)...
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