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FDA Suggests Arsenic Limit in Infant Rice Cereal

Source: http://www.webmd.com/children/news/20160401/fda-suggests-limit-for-arsenic-in-infant-rice-cereal?src=RSS_PUBLIC

The element occurs naturally in soil and water; rice plants absorb it more than other crops, agency says

Source: http://www.webmd.com/children/news/20160401/fda-suggests-limit-for-arsenic-in-infant-rice-cereal?src=RSS_PUBLIC

The element occurs naturally in soil and water; rice plants absorb it more than other crops, agency says

Zika Coming: Some of U.S. Lacks Mosquito Control

Source: http://www.webmd.com/news/20160401/zika-coming-some-us-lacks-mosquito-control?src=RSS_PUBLIC

aedes albopictus mosquito

Mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus could be a problem in most states this year. At the same time, nearly half the country lacks any kind of mosquito control.

Source: http://www.webmd.com/news/20160401/zika-coming-some-us-lacks-mosquito-control?src=RSS_PUBLIC

aedes albopictus mosquito

Mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus could be a problem in most states this year. At the same time, nearly half the country lacks any kind of mosquito control.

A second geroscience summit

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2016/01/second-geroscience-summit

I’m very pleased to announce that the Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) and partners will host its second summit in 2016. The “Disease Drivers of Aging: 2016 Advances in Geroscience Summit” will take place on April 13–14 at the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City. Members of the Geroscience Interest Group from the NIH, with essential collaboration and support from the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Federation for Aging Research, and the Gerontological Society of America, have developed a theme and program for a second geroscience summit requested by the research community….

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2016/01/second-geroscience-summit

I’m very pleased to announce that the Trans-NIH GeroScience Interest Group (GSIG) and partners will host its second summit in 2016. The “Disease Drivers of Aging: 2016 Advances in Geroscience Summit” will take place on April 13–14 at the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City. Members of the Geroscience Interest Group from the NIH, with essential collaboration and support from the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Federation for Aging Research, and the Gerontological Society of America, have developed a theme and program for a second geroscience summit requested by the research community….

Landmark study on neural circuits shows that “cells that fire together wire together,” refining the popular “Use it or lose it”

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/04/01/landmark-study-on-neural-circuits-shows-that-cells-that-fire-together-wire-together-refining-the-popular-use-it-or-lose-it/

— A network of neurons reconstructed with large-scale electron microscopy. Credit: Clay Reid, Allen Institute; Wei-Chung Lee, Harvard Medical School; Sam Ingersoll, graphic artist.

Research on largest network of cortical neurons to date profiled (Medical Xpress):

“Even the simplest networks of neurons in the brain are composed of millions of connections, and examining these vast networks is critical to understanding how the brain works. An international team of researchers, led by R. Clay Reid, Wei Chung Allen Lee and Vincent Bonin from the Allen Institute for Brain…

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/04/01/landmark-study-on-neural-circuits-shows-that-cells-that-fire-together-wire-together-refining-the-popular-use-it-or-lose-it/

— A network of neurons reconstructed with large-scale electron microscopy. Credit: Clay Reid, Allen Institute; Wei-Chung Lee, Harvard Medical School; Sam Ingersoll, graphic artist.

Research on largest network of cortical neurons to date profiled (Medical Xpress):

“Even the simplest networks of neurons in the brain are composed of millions of connections, and examining these vast networks is critical to understanding how the brain works. An international team of researchers, led by R. Clay Reid, Wei Chung Allen Lee and Vincent Bonin from the Allen Institute for Brain…

A unique resource for women of color

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2016/03/unique-resource-women-color

When I began graduate school in 1999, I knew right away that my experience would be different from that of my peers: I am a female scientist of color, and when I looked for others that looked like me, I saw only a few. Naturally, I wondered why this was the case and whether anything could be done to change the situation. While I understood the complexities of this issue, I believed that something could be done, and fortunately when I arrived at NIH, I found ready agreement among my colleagues….

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2016/03/unique-resource-women-color

When I began graduate school in 1999, I knew right away that my experience would be different from that of my peers: I am a female scientist of color, and when I looked for others that looked like me, I saw only a few. Naturally, I wondered why this was the case and whether anything could be done to change the situation. While I understood the complexities of this issue, I believed that something could be done, and fortunately when I arrived at NIH, I found ready agreement among my colleagues….

Traumatic Brain Injury – Can Deep Sleep Be Neuroprotective?

Source: http://brainblogger.com/2016/04/01/traumatic-brain-injury-can-deep-sleep-be-neuroprotective/

From all the injuries our body can sustain, damage to the brain is the most likely to cause death or permanent disabilities. Traumatic brain injury is a highly incident condition: it is estimated that up to 60 million people worldwide may suffer any type of traumatic brain injuries each year, including mild injuries, mainly due to motor vehicle accidents, falls or aggressions.

Brain injuries can have severe consequences, both physical and cognitive, and there’s a huge need for good therapeutic solutions.

The consequences of traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury entails much more than just its immediate effects. There are many long-term consequences that are most likely due to progressive injury of neurons and axons triggered by the initial traumatic insult.

One of the most detrimental consequences of brain trauma is <a href…

Source: http://brainblogger.com/2016/04/01/traumatic-brain-injury-can-deep-sleep-be-neuroprotective/

From all the injuries our body can sustain, damage to the brain is the most likely to cause death or permanent disabilities. Traumatic brain injury is a highly incident condition: it is estimated that up to 60 million people worldwide may suffer any type of traumatic brain injuries each year, including mild injuries, mainly due to motor vehicle accidents, falls or aggressions.

Brain injuries can have severe consequences, both physical and cognitive, and there’s a huge need for good therapeutic solutions.

The consequences of traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury entails much more than just its immediate effects. There are many long-term consequences that are most likely due to progressive injury of neurons and axons triggered by the initial traumatic insult.

One of the most detrimental consequences of brain trauma is <a href…

Standing Strong on Shifting Sand: An Alzheimer’s Advocate’s Story

Source: http://blog.alz.org/standing-strong-on-shifting-sand-an-alzheimers-advocates-story/

Brenda Bouchard is certainly qualified to advocate on behalf of people affected by Alzheimer’s. The 58-year-old New Hampshire resident serves as a full-time caregiver for her mother with the disease, as well as for her husband, Ken, 69, who has younger-onset Alzheimer’s.

My husband was just 59 years old when our journey began.

bbouchardHe, like his grandfather, mother, seven aunts and uncles and two older brothers before him was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. That was 10 years ago. My 89-year-old mother lives with us; four years ago, she was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment. People with mild cognitive impairment have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s or another dementia, and that’s exactly what happened to my mother.

Alzheimer’s has devastate…

Source: http://blog.alz.org/standing-strong-on-shifting-sand-an-alzheimers-advocates-story/

Brenda Bouchard is certainly qualified to advocate on behalf of people affected by Alzheimer’s. The 58-year-old New Hampshire resident serves as a full-time caregiver for her mother with the disease, as well as for her husband, Ken, 69, who has younger-onset Alzheimer’s.

My husband was just 59 years old when our journey began.

bbouchardHe, like his grandfather, mother, seven aunts and uncles and two older brothers before him was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. That was 10 years ago. My 89-year-old mother lives with us; four years ago, she was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment. People with mild cognitive impairment have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s or another dementia, and that’s exactly what happened to my mother.

Alzheimer’s has devastate…