Advance in Alzheimer's Treatment
Brain cells that play a critical role in Alzheimer's disease have been created in the laboratory by scientists, allowing a limitless supply of neurons on which to test new drugs.
A stem cell breakthrough is being called an important advance in the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease: "Potentially the work could also pave the way to cell treatments - transplanting healthy lab-grown neurons into the brains of patients. British charity the Alzheimer's Society called the research 'a major step forward in developing treatments for Alzheimer's'. Scientists at Northwestern University in Chicago produced the neurons from stem cells extracted from early stage human embryos. Embryonic stem cells have the potential to develop into virtually any kind of tissue in the body."
These five main food groups are important for your brain's health and likely to boost the production of feel-good chemicals.
We all know eating “healthy” food is good for our physical health and can decrease our risk of developing diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart disease. What is not as well known is that eating healthy food is also good for our mental health and can decrease our risk of depression and anxiety.
Infographics show the classes and anxieties in the supposedly classless U.S. economy.
For those of us who follow politics, we’re used to commentators referring to the President’s low approval rating as a surprise given the U.S.'s “booming” economy. This seeming disconnect, however, should really prompt us to reconsider the measurements by which we assess the health of an economy. With a robust U.S. stock market and GDP and low unemployment figures, it’s easy to see why some think all is well. But looking at real U.S. wages, which have remained stagnant—and have, thus, in effect gone down given rising costs from inflation—a very different picture emerges. For the 1%, the economy is booming. For the rest of us, it’s hard to even know where we stand. A recent study by Porch (a home-improvement company) of blue-collar vs. white-collar workers shows how traditional categories are becoming less distinct—the study references "new-collar" workers, who require technical certifications but not college degrees. And a set of recent infographics from CreditLoan capturing the thoughts of America’s middle class as defined by the Pew Research Center shows how confused we are.
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