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Injured spinal cord neurons repaired by intranasal nerve growth factor

Researchers have shown that nerve growth factor can bypass the blood-brain-barrier and enhance neuronal growth via intranasal injection!
Full article: http://goo.gl/vXWAhQ


Hubris? (Days 18-21)

Days 18 – 21 of 1001

Why is it that motivation seems to diminish, or slowly fade when we start to see the results of what we’re working towards… or is it just me? 683 more words

Oxytocin: Remember the good times, but don't forget the Bad

 The Bond of Love

I have read a number of  articles related to oxytocin and its effects on our behavior. This hormone has a wide variety of influences upon different brain-body mechanisms. 1,289 more words

Interesting Items

Why: Reading is a Modern Superpower...

It is my contention that:  In the modern world, Reading is no less than a Superpower.

In this post I will explain the thinking behind this, and share 7 reasons why you should consider make reading an integral part of your daily life. 1,141 more words


ckswarriorqueen reblogged this on CKSWarriorQueen and commented:

Everything Mr. Radcliffe says about reading is absolutely true...I've made reading fiction part of my nighttime ritual and I think better, sleep better, am more creative, and just plain feel better. Reading is the correct answer to asked and unasked questions.

WSJ: Alzheimer's Fight Focuses on Preventive Treatment

In 20 years, 40% of the population will be 80+ years-old… We desperately need R&D now to prevent huge numbers of Alzheimer’s patients overwhelming our health care system. 274 more words


Learning to Slow Down

Yoga is an extraordinarily powerful tool. Especially for someone with a hyperactive mind.

When I was 6 I was diagnosed with ADD and given a prescription for Ritalin. 1,630 more words


Purdue-designed tool helps guide brain cancer surgery

This awesome technology uses a microscopic stream of charged solvent sprayed onto tissue surface to find tumor cells!
Full article: http://goo.gl/9eZAkZ

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