As a physician familiar with the effects of environmental toxins on the health and functions of the human body, I am not shocked by these researchers connecting a toxin from blue green algae to ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This disease is thankfully uncommon, but for those it affects, it is devastating and fatal.
Emory scientists investigated the potential disease fighting properties of three plants listed in ‘Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests’ from Civil War doctors. While they did not understand the mechanisms of herbs and plants they used, US Civil War physicians worked tirelessly to save wounded soldiers lives and limbs. Current medical researchers,
Emory scientists investigated the potential disease fighting properties of three plants listed in ‘Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests’ from Civil War doctors. While they did not understand the mechanisms of herbs and plants they used, US Civil War physicians worked tirelessly to save wounded soldiers lives and limbs. Current medical researchers, facing the grim specter of multiple antibiotic resistance in today’s bacteria,
News of pesticide effects on human health have littered the internet and social media. For some time, but the number grows each year. This study by researchers at the University of California San Diego, found increases in children’s blood pressure associated with pesticide exposure.
They took advantage of Mother’s Day pesticide use in Ecuador,
Sometimes conventional medical research sounds eerily like functional medicine conferences I attend. In this case, University of Buffalo researchers promote starving yeast infections of iron. In mice they used deferasirox to bind iron in saliva. This lowering of iron in the mice mouths lowered the organism’s survival rate.
As the resistance of yeast to pharma anti-fungals grows,
The debate over cholesterol intake rages on in the world of cardiovascular medicine. After years of “fat is evil” propaganda, the tide turned to acknowledge that some fat is better than others. We even recognize that fat can be a good thing. A question however continues to plague each of us as we sit down at the dinner table or walk through the grocery aisles,
If anyone tells you that what your child breathes in every day does not matter, besides unfriending them on Facebook, hand them this article first. If the myriad studies on the effects of cigarette smoke is not enough, this article examines the potential link between particulate matter in the air and the development of working memory in young children.
and especially its memory function have long fascinated mankind. Its capacity to remember facts, events, and
more has remained a challenging mystery despite countless attempt to probe the
process. As a listened to a genomics
podcast by Illumina called, Illumina Genomics on iTunes, Dr. Ted Abel at the
University of Iowa discussed his team’s research into how our brains retain
long-term memories using acetylation and epigenetics.
Who knows how much investment is going into finding the
genes behind various chronic diseases?
Fixing what is broken always seems to take more energy and effort than
preventing the disease damage in the first place… an ounce of prevention is
worth a pound of cure. As a listened to
a genomics podcast by Illumina called,
Would you allow a government – academic collaboration to
collect and analyze both your genetic data and other medical markers of
health? This big-data driven mass
collection of health information is called biobanking and the little country of
Estonia in Europe has embraced it on a large scale. As a listened to a genomics podcast by