Medicine is filled with researchers pouring long hours into the question of nature versus nurture. When they find answers, it is almost always “both”. Then the next question lies in how do the two interact. In multiple sclerosis two immune genetic markers, LA-DRB1*15 and HLA-A*02 have been long known to influence risk,
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.
A single study reporting some major finding is never a good reason to swallow a new idea without chewing on it for a while or waiting for more studies. With that in mind, until further studies come along, we may want to chew and swallow less spicy foods thanks to research from the University of South Australia.
Whether you are a farmer fertilizing your crops or a parent preparing dinner for your children, we know that we want to optimize nutrition for the health of any organism. This maxim should stir no controversy as we look at prevention or treatment of cognitive impairment. If we can pour millions and billions of dollars into pharmaceutical research on Alzheimer’s disease while millions and billions are spent in care of these unfortunate patients,
Scientists have long known that the cerebellum, that smaller chunk of brain sitting at the back of the skull under the “all-knowing” cortex played a central role in coordinating movement. Ballerinas, musicians, and sports stars among others have spent countless hours of their lives to hone their cerebellar coordination to become experts of motion.