Daily Archives: October 4, 2012

My Mother lowered my IQ by 4.36 points

Mom’s High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Could Affect Child’s IQ in Old Age http://www.aan.com/press/index.cfm?fuseaction=release.view&release=1106 MINNEAPOLIS – New research suggests that a mother’s high blood pressure during pregnancy may have an effect on her child’s thinking skills all the way into … Continue reading

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Allergies – Hygene Hypothesis Not Correct – But ?

Allergy rises not down to being too clean, just losing touch with ‘old friends’ London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/news/2012/allergy_rises_not_down_to_being_too_clean__just_losing_touch_with__old_friends_.html A new scientific report from the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH) dismantles the myth that the … Continue reading

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Ketamine Treatment for Rett Syndrome

Drug Reverses Abnormal Brain Function in Rett Syndrome http://www.newswise.com/articles/drug-reverses-abnormal-brain-function-in-rett-syndrome-mice Newswise — A promising study out today in the prestigious Journal of Neurosciences showed that in a mouse model of Rett syndrome, researchers were able to reverse abnormalities in brain activity … Continue reading

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New treatments for influenza

New treatments for influenza Sailen Barik http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/10/104/abstract Abstract (provisional) Influenza has a long history of causing morbidity and mortality in the human population through routine seasonal spread and global pandemics. The high mutation rate of the RNA genome of the … Continue reading

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Nature Studies – A mix bag of Immunology and Bacteria

Mucosal immunology: Infection induces friendly fire http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v490/n7418/full/490041a.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20121004#/affil-auth 03 October 2012 Our immune system usually ignores ‘friendly’ gut bacteria. But when infection with a pathogen damages the intestine’s mucosal lining, the resident microbes can invade the body, inducing immune responses directed … Continue reading

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Diabetes and the Gut

A metagenome-wide association study of gut microbiota in type 2 diabetes http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v490/n7418/full/nature11450.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20121004 Assessment and characterization of gut microbiota has become a major research area in human disease, including type 2 diabetes, the most prevalent endocrine disease worldwide. To carry out … Continue reading

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