All posts by abbeyannedudas

Fasting to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is fairly common in the US and Canada and on the rise – around 1 in 10 people currently have type 2 diabetes, and it costs the US alone $245 billion a year. This is a disease in which your body doesn’t properly use the insulin it makes. This causes glucose, or ...

We Have 12 Years…

Polar ice is melting, very hot days are increasing, and more extreme weather is on the rise. Climate change is happening right now and scientists are warning that we only have 12 years to get our greenhouse gas emissions in check. We have raised the global temperature by 1.0 degrees Celsius. The new landmark report ...

Fall 2018 Reading List

Here is reading list for September through November of 2018: Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage by Kathleen Winter “In breathtaking prose charged with vivid descriptions of the land and its people, Kathleen Winter’s Boundless is a haunting and powerful story, and a homage to the ever-evolving and magnetic power of the North.” ...

Desire for Revenge Studied using new Economic Game

When someone wrongs us, or betrays us, often we feel like we should “get back at them”. This desire for revenge can be a consequence of anger – but what actually happens in our brain when we feel like lashing out at someone? In a study published in Scientific Reports in July, researchers at the ...

Schizophrenia and Cannabis-Use Found to be Drivers of Brain Aging

Researchers from John Hopkins, University of California, Google and others conducted the largest known brain imaging study to determine the drivers of brain aging. More than 30,000 individuals from 9 months to 105 years old had their brains scanned in hopes of identifying patterns of aging. Understanding the influence of aging on the brain remains ...

Is CRISPR as Accurate as We Think?

CRISPR has been the talk of the medicine world for a while because of its incredible accuracy for gene editing. The hope is that CRISPR will cure genetic diseases and end all suffering caused by them. Companies have been pouring money into the potential that this technology holds. But a new study has suggested that ...

Exact Moment a Tau Protein Starts to Become Toxic

Alzheimer’s Disease is characterized by Amyloid plaques and tangles, which are basically a bunch of proteins that are folded into a shape allowing multiple copies of the protein to stick together. Interestingly, a new study states that they have discovered the precise moment that these proteins start to become neurodegenerative. Even though over half a ...

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