BRAIN - Alzheimer's: Memory Restored in Mice

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120229142132.htm

BRAIN - Winning Makes People More Aggressive

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120229104746.htm

BRAIN - Researchers Test Sugary Solution to Alzheimer's

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120228191025.htm

BRAIN - Open Your Eyes and Smell the Roses: Activating the Visual Cortex Improves Our Sense of Smell

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120228185542.htm

BRAIN - Study Compares Traits of Autism, Schizophrenia

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120228114312.htm

BRAIN - Stress Changes How People Make Decisions

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120228114308.htm

BRAIN - Study: Old flu drug speeds brain injury recovery

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-flu-drug-brain-injury-recovery.html

BRAIN - Professor proposes challenge to prove whether people can see entangled images

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-professor-people-entangled-images.html

BRAIN - Epigenetic culprit in Alzheimer's memory decline

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-epigenetic-culprit-memory-decline.html

FOODS - Eat Your Broccoli: Another Mechanism Discovered by Which Sulforaphane Prevents Cancer

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120228140555.htm

METABOLISM -Molecular Duo Dictate Human Weight and Energy Levels

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120228190920.htm

NEWS - New 'Magnetic Yeast' Marks Step Toward Harnessing Nature's Magnetic Capabilities

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120228190922.htm

NEWS - Virus infection sheds light on memory T cells living in our skin

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-virus-infection-memory-cells-skin.html

NEWS - Nanofiber breakthrough holds promise for medicine and microprocessors

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-nanofiber-breakthrough-medicine-microprocessors.html

NEWS CANCER - Stopping Hormone Therapy Might Help Breast Cancer to Regress

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120228190932.htm

PREVENTION -Eat Your Broccoli: Another Mechanism Discovered by Which Sulforaphane Prevents Cancer


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120228140555.htm

BRAIN - Eating Citrus Fruit May Lower Women's Stroke Risk

especially oranges and grapefruits (19 percent lower risk of ischemic stroke than women who consumed the least amount), white fruits like apples and pears.
Flavonoids are a class of compounds present in fruits, vegetables, dark chocolate and red wine.Flavonoids are thought to provide some of that protection through several mechanisms, including improved blood vessel function and an anti-inflammatory effect
"Studies have shown higher fruit, vegetable and specifically vitamin C intake is associated with reduced stroke risk"
Swedish women who ate the highest levels of antioxidants -- about 50 percent from fruits and vegetables -- had fewer strokes than those with lower antioxidant levels
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120223182638.htm
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-citrus-fruit-women.html

BRAIN - Girls' Verbal Skills Make Them Better at Arithmetic, Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120223133012.htm

BRAIN - Impulsive Kids Play More Video Games, and Kids Who Play More Video Games May Become More Impulsive

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120223104118.htm

BRAIN - Researchers induce PTSD symptoms in mice

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-ptsd-symptoms-mice.html

BRAIN - Genome sequencing finds unknown cause of epilepsy

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-genome-sequencing-unknown-epilepsy.html

BRAIN - Brain 'hyperconnectivity' linked to depression

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-brain-hyperconnectivity-linked-depression.html

BRAIN - Memory formation triggered by stem cell development

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-memory-formation-triggered-stem-cell.html

FOODS - Spanish restaurant serves food cooked over an active volcano

http://www.ecofriend.com/spanish-restaurant-serves-food-cooked-active-volcano.html

FOODS - Here's What's Wrong With Our Food, But We Can't Fix It By Eating Alone

http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/heres-whats-wrong-our-food-we-cant-fix-it-eating-alone.html

HEART - Bisphenol A Exposure Linked to Increased Risk of Future Onset of Heart Disease

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120223104019.htm

HEART - 'Popeye' proteins help the heart adapt to stress

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-popeye-proteins-heart-stress.html

HEART -Invade and conquer: Nicotine's role in promoting heart and blood vessel disease

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-invade-conquer-nicotine-role-heart.html

LONGEVITY - Lifestyle of Naked Mole-Rats Holds Lifesaving Clues

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120223182512.htm

LONGEVITY -New theory shows that neither birth nor death stops a flock

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-theory-birth-death-flock.html

NEWS - Two New Blood Types Identified

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120223183819.htm

NEWS - How Cells Brace Themselves for Starvation

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120223103914.htm

NEWS - New Lessons to Learn From the Ancient Mediterranean Diet

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brooke-holmes/ancient-diets_b_1298877.html

NEWS -Genetic risk for elevated arsenic toxicity discovered

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-genetic-elevated-arsenic-toxicity.html

NEWS -New class of compounds stops disease-fueling inflammation in lab tests

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-class-compounds-disease-fueling-inflammation-lab.html

NEWS -Hepatitis C kills more Americans than HIV: study

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-hepatitis-americans-hiv.html

NEWS - Getting a handle on chronic pain: New 'barcode' tool lets doctors evaluate chronic pain quickly and objectively

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-chronic-pain-barcode-tool-doctors.html

NEWS - More kidney dialysis is better, research finds

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-kidney-dialysis.html

NEWS CANCER - New theory shows that neither birth nor death stops a flock

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-theory-birth-death-flock.html

NEWS CANCER - Study magnetizes carbon nanoparticles for cancer therapy

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-magnetizes-carbon-nanoparticles-cancer-therapy.html

NEWS CANCER - Scientists uncover inflammatory circuit that triggers breast cancer

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-scientists-uncover-inflammatory-circuit-triggers.html

PREVENTION -Researchers discover new HIV vaccine-related tool

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-hiv-vaccine-related-tool.html

SLEEP - Southerners sleepiest, U.S. 'Sleep map' shows

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-southerners-sleepiest.html

VITAMINS - How Vitamin D Inhibits Inflammation

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120223103920.htm

BRAIN - Why do some people never get depressed?

Why do some people become depressed while others are more resilient? The BBC's Geoff Watts investigates.
http://healthportation.blogspot.com/2012/02/brain-why-do-some-people-never-get.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16749565

BRAIN - Step Forward in Effort to Regenerate Nerves

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120221125018.htm
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-effort-regenerate-nerves.html

BRAIN - Molecular Basis of Touch Sensation

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120221124823.htm

BRAIN - Brain Makes Call on Which Ear Is Used for Cell Phone

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120221124713.htm

BRAIN - Study: Sleeplessness Causes Our Mental Circuits to Overheat

http://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2012/02/20/study-sleeplessness-causes-our-mental-circuits-to-overheat/

BRAIN - Texting affects ability to interpret words

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-texting-affects-ability-words.html

BRAIN - Learning to Forget Your Fears

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/02/learning-to-forget/

BRAIN - Neuroscientists identify how the brain works to select what we (want to) see

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-neuroscientists-brain.html

BRAIN - Cocaine and the teen brain: Study offers insights into addiction

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-cocaine-teen-brain-insights-addiction.html

BRAIN - Scientists identify link between size of brain region and conformity

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-scientists-link-size-brain-region.html

CHOLESTEROL - HOW - WHAT- WHERE

Total cholesterol count <200 mg/dl is desirable= low-density lipoprote -LDL'bad' <70mg/dl ideal) , high-density lipoprotein - HDL 'good' >60 mg/dl -ideal), and Triglycerides <150 mg/dl -ideal) [fatty acid molecules -they rise (blood clots, inflammation)when HDL fall].
Cholesterol - Less than 200 mg/dL is CONSIDERED desirable
Between 200 - 239 mg/dL is considered borderline
Over 240 mg/dL is considered high.
[http://adam.about.net/reports/Cholesterol.htm]
Cholesterol is essential to the proper function and structure of cell membranes. In fact, cholesterol keeps membranes from falling apart, repairing cell membranes, manufacturing D vitamin on the skin surface (protective barriers to dehydration and infection), producing hormones (estrogen, testosterone),possibly helping cell connections in the brain that are important for learning and memory.
The liver, adrenals, sex glands, intestines, and even the placenta manufacture cholesterol. Cholesterol is a component of steroid hormones, including pregnenolone, estrogens, progesterone, testosterone, vitamin D, and the hormones we associate with adrenal function such as DHEA, cortisol, aldosterone.
Cholesterol is so hydrophobic, or water-insoluble, that it requires special carrier molecules to circulate in your bloodstream. The most abundant carriers are the lipoproteins LDL, VLDL and HDL. VLDL and LDL are "forward" transporters that carry cholesterol to various tissues to be used. [http://www.drkaslow.com/html/cholesterol.htm]

Bile serves two main functions in your body: the digestion of fats in the small intestine and elimination of waste products in the feces. Bile acids and salts as the only significant mechanisms that remove cholesterol from your body. Bile acids are derived from cholesterol and serve as an important part of fat digestion, absorption, and excretion.
Indeed, your body mainly eliminates cholesterol by converting it into bile acids and salts, which are then excreted in the feces. It also disposes of some cholesterol by secreting it into bile, which then carries it to the intestine for elimination. As free cholesterol moves into bile, it must be accompanied by enough bile salts to solubilize it. Otherwise, it may crystallize to form solid bile, or gallstones.
Your body recycles over 95 percent of its bile salts, your liver secretes between 15 and 30 g of bile salts every day but loses only 0.5 g daily in the feces. Your liver therefore needs to produce only about 0.5 g of bile salts daily to make up for the loss.

Your body tightly regulates cholesterol production and degradation to maintain healthy levels. The key enzyme that controls cholesterol synthesis is HMG-CoA. If you get too much cholesterol from your diet, your body ideally adjusts its own cholesterol production accordingly. As blood cholesterol levels increase, bile acid production increases. But excessive dietary cholesterol and a number of medical conditions can overwhelm these control mechanisms.
[http://www.livestrong.com/article/273206-bile-acid-and-cholesterol/]

Cholesterol can only be ingested from animal sources such as eggs, meat, dairy products, fish, and shellfish. Plants do not contain cholesterol. It is estimated that half of cholesterol eaten enters the body while the other half passes through. Normally, the more cholesterol we absorb, the less our bodies make.
Cholesterol is made from small 2-carbon fragments called acetates hooked end to end. Through multiple steps the 27-carbon molecule of cholesterol is formed. How the process occurs is complex and the important question is where do the 2-carbon acetate fragments come from, and what promotes their linkage together to form cholesterol? When fatty acids are broken down for energy, they are broken down into acetate fragments. When sugars and starches are broken down for energy, they produce acetate. Proteins are generally broken down into amino acids, but with extreme protein consumption or during certain disease states, certain proteins can be broken down into acetate. Excess acetates can come from eating too many non-essential fatty acids, trans-fatty acids, and saturated fats, and refined carbohydrates (via insulin and other agents). This "pressures" the body to form cholesterol. In other words, cholesterol is formed from excess calories - most often this is from carbohydrates and fats.
After the age of 50, the lower your cholesterol level is, the lower your life expectancy.
(increased sucrose intake significantly decreases HDL cholesterol)
[http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/chol/chol_tlc.pdf]

The concern about cholesterol was largely fueled by the Framingham Study (an epidemiological study and not an investigation of cause and effect),
Isadore Rosenfeld, M.D. used a great analogy with fever and pneumonia. When you have pneumonia your temperature goes up; but the fever doesn’t cause the pneumonia, and lowering it won’t cure the infection. The actual cause of CAD is thought to be initiated when there is an injury to the arterial wall, which results in calcium deposition into the arterial wall. Bacteria or other infectious agents are being looked at as part of the culprits as causative factors in initiating injury to the arterial wall. Cholesterol is then attracted to this ‘rough’ site on the blood vessel wall in an attempt to heal the wall so that blood will flow smoothly over the injured area. No research has ever shown cholesterol building up on a healthy blood vessel and slowly clogging it just as a sewage pipe might over time. Cholesterol itself is not the cause of CAD. The blood cholesterol is rather only a reflection of other metabolic imbalances in the vast majority of cases. (There are genetic hyperlipoproteinemias in which excessive cholesterol is considered the primary factor). This has been the observation in Southern Europe where elevated cholesterol levels do not correlate at all with coronary artery disease. This phenomenon can be explained in part by understanding that there are several types of cholesterol. To be precise we should use the term cholesterols when we are speaking generically about total cholesterol.
[http://www.drkaslow.com/html/cholesterol.htm]

In contrast to large population studies, the majority of heart attacks do not occur in high-risk individuals based on their total serum cholesterol (D. Mark Hegsted, Ph.D. Professor of Nutrition Emeritus at Harvard). In a World Health Organization report, in the U.S., about one half of heart attacks occur in individuals with serum cholesterol below 240 mg%. Dr. William Taylor of Harvard further points out that "for many people with cholesterol levels elevated into the high risk range, cholesterol reduction by itself only adds on the average of about three weeks to total life span."
In a provocative article in Circulation (Aug 1997), rabbits were fed a diet that is known to produce atherosclerosis. In addition, the rabbits were given either extra L-arginine (an amino acid) or Mevacor (one of the statin drugs). Several of the results and conclusions were surprising. Carotid blood vessel plaquing was blocked in the group with additional L-Arginine but not by Mevacor. Aortic thickening was reduced by L-Arginine better than Mevacor. In addition, superoxide radical generation in the atherosclerotic wall was reduced with L-Arginine and increased with Mevacor. When L-arginine is infused directly into the coronary arteries, endothelium dependent vasodilation of the coronary microcirculation occurs indicating a rapid and direct effect (Circulation 1996;94(2):130-4). In other words, L-arginine seemed to be more effective than Mevacor not only in reducing the production of atherosclerosis, but also helped the smaller blood vessels.
Using data from 6 different studies from all over the world, the total cholesterol level that correlated with an increase in cancer prevalence is below 190 mg% and an even higher risk when below 160mg%. The cancers found were lung, colon (in non-smokers), breast (beyond radiographic mammary dysplasia), prostate, and leukemia. (i.e. Nathan Pritikin). There is an increase in mental illness inversely related to cholesterol levels as well. There was a protective effect for cancer mortality with cholesterol of greater than 240mg%. The studies suggest an optimal range of cholesterol is 180-239mg%. This is a range of 60 mg/dl. One might attempt to get into the lower end of this range with heart disease patients and the higher end with cancer patients.
[http://www.drkaslow.com/html/cholesterol.htm]

The LDL molecule is an essential part of optimal health, serving to work with white blood cells to kill pathogens and to rebuild damaged tissue. It is the oxidization of LDL, which is precipitated by stress, smoking, lack of exercise and a high sugar diet, that is atherogenic that becomes ineffective at doing what it's supposed to do, which is to kill bacteria (yes, LDL is a part of the immune system) and to build new cells.
It is the oxidized LDL that contributes to the deterioration of the blood vessel wall, not the native (normal) LDL.
[http://aciditytheory.blogspot.com/2011/08/is-it-ldl-cholesterol-unquestionably.html]

ACIDITY
pH (hydronium ions concentration, low pH=high concentration) is a measure of the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution Blood has a pH of 7.35-7.45.
If pH is lower (blood is acid) the body is trying to bring to homeostasis (balance towards alcalinity)
“Certainly all tissues change with age. There is anatomic and chemical aging. The acidity of tissues increases with age; this favors the precipitation of cholesterol”, O. J. Pollak, 1952
The heart is an organ of high metabolic activity, susceptible to drops in pH during ischemia and hypoxia.
In hypertension the concentration of lactic acid in both venous and arterial blood may be significantly elevated. Lactic acid in blood plasma is also significantly elevated during stress situations and indicative of stress levels. [http://aciditytheory.blogspot.com/2011/08/is-it-ldl-cholesterol-unquestionably.html]

Ageing, improper diet, environmental pollution, lifestyle, physical inactivity, tobacco smoking and genetic predisposition-most of these risk factors might result in altered autonomic nervous system, sympathetic bias, increased lactic acid and acidic environment thus propitiating atherogenesis.
Many cardiovascular disease processes, including myocardial ischemia, congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, acute myocardial infarction, heart broken syndrome, arrhythmias and ischemic stroke are precipitated or worsened by perturbations in the autonomic nervous system, with sympathetic activation and excessive secretion of catecholamine (adrenaline and noradrenaline)
Even hypertension, traditionally considered as originated from kidneys, now is regarded as triggered primarily through the nervous system and later exacerbated by non-neural factors.
In advanced plaques the existence of hypoxic areas in the arterial wall – with accumulation of lactic acid in atherosclerotic lesions – seems related to a decreased oxygen diffusion capacity and increased oxygen consumption by the foam cells.
[http://www.infarctcombat.org/AcidityTheory.pdf]

Macrophages and lymphocytes convert most of their glucose into lactate rather than oxidizing it completely to CO2, and macrophages possess a selective transporter in their plasma membranes for lactic acid. This lactic acid may make the extracelullar space surrounding macrophages acidic in atherosclerotic lesions
A pathological study has demonstrated that approximately two-thirds of the atherosclerotic plaques show lactate dehydrogenase isoenzyme shifts significantly above that of the media and
intima.
It has been reported that lowering pH augments the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) by releasing Fe and Cu radicals and decreasing anti-oxidant defense capacity.
Dietary carbohydrate is the major determinant of postprandial glucose levels. Post-prandial hyperglycemia is recognized as a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease
[http://articlesofhealth.blogspot.com/2011/05/emotional-stress-increases-lactic-acid.html ]
FISH intake and fish oil supplementation reduces morbidity/mortality associated with cardiovascular disease. In fact, studies are showing that the habitual intake of omega-3 fatty acid may reduce the progression of coronary atherosclerosis.
QUERCITIN, the most abundant of the flavonoids, found in high concentration in red wine and in fruits and vegetables used in Mediterranean diet, may also decrease lactic acid production.
Other polyphenols like RESVERATROL and CURCUMIN may also reduce lactic acid production in blood.
Some phytochemicals with proved therapeutic benefit for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, like CRATAEGUS oxyacantha, have demonstrated in studies a decrease in lactic acid production.
[http://lansbury.bwh.harvard.edu/omega_3_reviews_L.htm]
[http://www.infarctcombat.org/AcidityTheory.pdf]

FOODS - Fructose Unfairly Blamed for Obesity Epidemic?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120221125020.htm

FOODS - Can Consuming Caffeine While Breastfeeding Harm Your Baby?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120221125405.htm

FOODS - Edible Cosmetics are Revolutionizing the Beauty Product Industry

http://www.treehugger.com/organic-beauty/edible-cosmetics-revolutionizing-beauty-product-industry.html

FOODS - First test-tube hamburger ready this fall: researchers

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-test-tube-hamburger-ready-fall.html

HEART - Injectable Gel Could Repair Tissue Damaged by Heart Attack

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120221165757.htm

HEART - Scientists Unlock Evolutionary Secret of Blood Vessels

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120221124810.htm
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-scientists-evolutionary-secret-blood-vessels.html

LONGEVITY - Anticipation of Stressful Situations Accelerates Cellular Aging



http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120221165803.htm
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-stressful-situations-cellular-aging.html

LONGEVITY - Does Depression Contribute to the Aging Process?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120221124825.htm

NEWS - Cell Energy Sensor Mechanism Discovered

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120221145915.htm

NEWS - Evolution of Staph 'Superbug' Traced Between Humans and Livestock

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120221124711.htm

NEWS - Implantable, Wireless Sensors Share Secrets of Healing Tissues

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120221124707.htm

NEWS - Over-Reactive Parenting Linked to Negative Emotions and Problem Behavior in Toddlers

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120221103918.htm

NEWS - Barfipelago: Using Twitter to Fight Virus Outbreak

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/02/norovirus-barfipelago/

NEWS - Researchers find new evidence on how cholesterol gets moved from HDLs to LDLs

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-evidence-cholesterol-hdls-ldls.html

NEWS - Caught in the act: Study discovers microbes speciating

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-caught-microbes-speciating.html

NEWS - Honeycomb structure responsible for bacteria's extraordinary sense

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-honeycomb-responsible-bacteria-extraordinary.html

NEWS - Tuberculosis researchers find answer to 30-year-old puzzle

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-tuberculosis-year-old-puzzle.html

NEWS CANCER - 'Stealth' properties of cancer-causing genetic mutations identified

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-stealth-properties-cancer-causing-genetic-mutations.html

SLEEP - Gene Affects Ability to Sleep in Fruit Flies

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120220211013.htm

SLEEP - Study: Sleeplessness Causes Our Mental Circuits to Overheat

http://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2012/02/20/study-sleeplessness-causes-our-mental-circuits-to-overheat/

BRAIN - Why do some people never get depressed?

Why do some people become depressed while others are more resilient? The BBC's Geoff Watts investigates.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16749565

BRAIN - Scientists teach computers to assess psychiatric risk

http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre81e2ab-us-anxiety-computers/

BRAIN - Researchers Make Living Model of Brain Tumor

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120216134322.htm

BRAIN - Study posits a theory of moral behavior

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-posits-theory-moral-behavior.html

BRAIN - Drinking Alcohol Shrinks Brain Regions In Mice

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120215190018.htm

DIABETES - New Study Strengthens Link Between Obesity, Diabetes and BPA

http://www.treehugger.com/health/new-study-strengthens-link-between-obesity-diabetes-and-bpa.html

FOODS - Battling the Obesity, Food Waste and Hunger Conundrum: Halfsies

http://www.forbes.com/sites/bethhoffman/2012/02/15/battling-the-obesity-food-waste-and-hunger-conundrum-halfsies/

FOODS - China's Xi, U.S. officials talk food trade in Iowa meeting



http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre81f1fm-us-usa-china-xi/

HEART - Cellular Aging Increases Risk of Heart Attack and Early Death

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120216094921.htm

HEART - Genetic mutation implicated in 'broken' heart

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-genetic-mutation-implicated-broken-heart.html

NEWS - Motherhood 'Detrimental' to Women's Scientific Careers, Study Concludes

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120214134620.htm

NEWS - Maybe It's Time For Drug Companies To Drop TV Ads

http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnlamattina/2012/02/15/maybe-its-time-for-drug-companies-to-drop-tv-ads/

NEWS - Mimicking Nature to Design Better Medical Tests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120214134940.htm

NEWS - BIg Step Toward Vaccine for Hepatitis C

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120216095040.htm

NEWS - Weight Loss Can Be Contagious, Study Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120214122124.htm

NEWS - Shedding light on how body fends off bacteria

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-body-fends-bacteria.html

NEWS - Scientists create molecular map to guide treatment of multiple sclerosis

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-scientists-molecular-treatment-multiple-sclerosis.html

NEWS - Computer programs may be able to identify individuals most at risk of anxiety, mood disorders



http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-individuals-anxiety-mood-disorders.html

NEWS CANCER - Video Games Lead to New Paths to Treat Cancer, Other Diseases

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120216094642.htm

NEWS CANCER - Researchers find new drug target for lung cancer

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-drug-lung-cancer.html

PREVENTION -Vaccine discovered for hep C

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-vaccine-hep.html

BRAIN - Will Listening to Mozart Really Make Me Smarter?

University of California at Irvine found that students who listened to 10 minutes of a Mozart sonata demonstrated a temporary increase in spatial-temporal reasoning, as measured by an IQ test.

University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston recently found that doctors who listened to Mozart before screening patients for colon polyps found more polyps than those who didn’t. Classical music probably made the doctors feel good, thereby improving cognition


http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/01/the-neuroscience-of-music/

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-01/will-listening-mozart-really-make-me-smarter

BRAIN - Gene Therapy Boosts Brain Repair

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120209140208.htm

HEART - New ability to regrow blood vessels holds promise for treatment of heart disease

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-ability-regrow-blood-vessels-treatment.html

HEART - New molecule has potential to help treat genetic diseases and HIV

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-molecule-potential-genetic-diseases-hiv.html

NEWS - Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush

Bits meet bite: Check out the connected toothbrushhttp://gigaom.com/2012/02/10/bits-meet-bite-check-out-the-connected-toothbrush/

NEWS - Alzheimer's Symptoms Quickly Reversed in Mice

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120209144005.htm

NEWS - How a Protein Protects Cells from HIV Infection

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120212192555.htm

NEWS - Japan priest fights invisible demon: radiation

Aoki had long been a believer in nuclear power, but he had a change of faith after the meltdowns and now seeks to assuage a sense of guilt.
"The thing I'd come to believe was good and useful to society turned out to be useless and caused everybody trouble," Aoki said. "I feel a deep sense of remorse."
http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre81906n-us-japan-disaster-invisible/

NEWS - Lens produces hours of scientific work in seconds

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-lens-hours-scientific-seconds.html

PREVENTION - Starve a virus, feed a cure? Findings show how some cells protect themselves against HIV

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-starve-virus-cells-hiv.html

BRAIN - Hearing Metaphors Activates Brain Regions Involved in Sensory Experience

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120203182623.htm

BRAIN - Right hand or left? How the brain solves a perceptual puzzle

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-left-brain-perceptual-puzzle.html

BRAIN - Magnetic research for better brain health

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-magnetic-brain-health.html

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-magnetic-therapy-popular-depression.html

BRAIN - Proposed autism diagnostic criteria roils medical community

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-autism-diagnostic-criteria-roils-medical.html

DIGESTION - Straight from the gut: Microbes can cause obesity

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-straight-gut-microbes-obesity.html

EXERCISE - Doctor-Professor Dr. Mike Evans answers the old question "What is the single best thing we can do for our health"

Dr. Mike Evans answers the old question "What is the single best thing we can do for our health" in a completely new way.
How long, how often, how intense?
No exercise to 1 hour/week = reduces HDis by 50%
11-20 MIN WALK 12% REDUCTION of HBP
>21 MIN WALK 29% decrease HBP
fOR EVERY 10 min increase of exercise, there is a 12% reduction of likelyhood of getting HBP
20 min/d+60min/wk aerobic class - 88% event free - compared to 70% for Stent - stent fixes just a part of the heart


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUaInS6HIGo&feature=share

FOODS - Why red wine can be healthy: Probable mechanism underlying resveratrol activity uncovered

Researchers have identified how resveratrol, a naturally occurring chemical found in red wine and other plant products, may confer its health benefits. The authors present evidence that resveratrol does not directly activate sirtuin 1, a protein associated with aging. Rather, the authors found that ...
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120202151133.htm

FOODS - Puerto Rico Wants to Feed You Iguanas

http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/puerto-rico-wants-feed-you-its-4-million-iguanas.html

FOODS - Dark chocolate and red wine are the heart-healthy food, drink of love

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-dark-chocolate-red-wine-heart-healthy.html

FOODS - Marcel Dicke: Why not eat insects?

6 million species 80% on 6 legs
-they remove dung
-control pests
-polinate crops
-are food for animals
500 gr/year: tomato soup, peanut butter (30 insect parts/100gr), chocolate (60 insect parts /100gr),noodles (225 insect parts /225gr), noodles (225 insect parts/225gr) or any processed foods
Cochineal (=E120) $30 for 1gr- is a natural dye - 150-180 metric tonnes / year
1kg of beef , 3kg pork, 5kg chicken, 9 kg locust - converted into 10kg feed
1kg grasshoppers = 10 frankfurters


http://www.ted.com/talks/marcel_dicke_why_not_eat_insects.html

FOODS - Yogi Prahlad Jani - A Breatharian Holy Man 65 years sun gazer no food:

http://www.vismaya-maitreya.pl/naturalne_leczenie.html#bretarianizm_/_inedia


Is it possible to stare directly into the sun and not eat food? Meet Mason. Official Trailer - "Eat The Sun" Directed By: Peter Sorcher


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZM9iDdkKZ7M

Prahlad Jani - A Breatharian Holy Man (PL)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XYd4YWd5Aw

HEART - A Lonely Heart Can Make You Sick: Middle Aged Divorced Women Vulnerable to Contracting HIV

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120203180903.htm

HEART - Looking at the micro could mend broken hearts

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-micro-broken-hearts.html

IMMUNE SYSTEM - Key to Immune Cell's 'Internal Guidance' System Discovered

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-key-immune-cell-internal-guidance.html 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120205163806.htm

LONGEVITY - Why Do Cells Age? Discovery of Extremely Long-Lived Proteins May Provide Insight Into Cell Aging and Neurodegenerative Diseases

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120203180905.htm

NEWS - Researchers ID Key Parkinson’s Disease Protein, Call It ‘Breakthrough’


 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogxNnBLKn2I&feature=player_embedded

RGS4: A New Target for PD Therapy?
http://anewdomain.net/2012/02/03/researcher-id-key-parkinsons-disease-protein-call-it-breakthrough/NEWS

NEWS - Placebos and Distraction: New Study Shows How to Boost the Power of Pain Relief, Without Drugs

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120203141503.htm

NEWS - Early Study Suggests Nanodiamonds Safe for Implants

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-nanodiamond-coatings-safe-implants.html 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120205163720.htm

NEWS - Proposed autism diagnostic criteria roils medical community

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-autism-diagnostic-criteria-roils-medical.html

NEWS - US girl, 9, gets six-organ transplant

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-girl-six-organ-transplant.html

NEWS - Positive parenting during early childhood may prevent obesity

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-positive-parenting-early-childhood-obesity.html

NEWS - Looking healthy is more attractive than manliness

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-healthy-manliness.html

NEWS - UGA discovery uses 'fracture putty' to repair broken bone in days

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-uga-discovery-fracture-putty-broken.html

PREVENTION - Natural Energy Boosters

http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=456E8B4F8324E4794C16C73A6CBD225C

VITAMINS - Regular Use of Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Could Reduce the Risk of Colon Cancer, Study Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120203141509.htm

BRAIN - Renowned physicist invents microscope that can peer at living brain cells

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-renowned-physicist-microscope-peer-brain.html

BRAIN - Schizophrenia: When Hallucinatory Voices Suppress Real Ones, New Electronic Application May Help

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120203092031.htm

BRAIN - How to Tell Apart the Forgetful from Those at Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120202201600.htm

BRAIN - Untangling the Mysteries of Alzheimer's

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120202151725.htm

BRAIN - Young Children Exposed to Anesthesia Multiple Times Show Elevated Rates of ADHD

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120202092259.htm

DIABETES - Elevated Glucose Associated With Undetected Heart Damage

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120202151719.htm

FOODS - Should We Regulate Sugar Like Alcohol or Tobacco?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/artcarden/2012/02/02/should-we-regulate-sugar-like-alcohol-or-tobacco/

FOODS - Saving Food From The Fridge: It Will Taste Better, May Even last Longer, And Reduce Your Energy Bills

http://www.treehugger.com/kitchen-design/saving-food-fridge-it-will-taste-better-may-even-last-longer-and-reduce-your-energy-bills.html

FOODS - Coffee Consumption Reduces Fibrosis Risk in Those With Fatty Liver Disease, Study Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120202151029.htm

FOODS - Eating Together? Simply a Matter of Adapting

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120202093828.htm

HEART - Re-Blockage Rates Low in Both Stented and Surgically-Opened Arteries, Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120201094313.htm

HEART - Erratic Heart Rhythm May Account for Some Unexplained Strokes



http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120202094600.htm

IMMUNE SYSTEM - Human Immune Cells React Sensitively to 'Stress'

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120202093834.htm

LONGEVITY - Identical twins reveal mechanisms behind aging

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-identical-twins-reveal-mechanisms-aging.html

NEWS - Boston Children’s Hospital Is Sending Some Patients Home With Sleek New Robots

http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679235/boston-children-s-hospital-is-sending-some-patients-home-with-sleek-new-robots

NEWS - Researchers ID Key Parkinson’s Disease Protein, Call It ‘Breakthrough’


RGS4: A New Target for PD Therapy?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogxNnBLKn2I&feature=player_embedded 

http://anewdomain.net/2012/02/03/researcher-id-key-parkinsons-disease-protein-call-it-breakthrough/

NEWS - Researchers ID Key Parkinson’s Disease Protein, Call It ‘Breakthrough’


RGS4: A New Target for PD Therapy? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogxNnBLKn2I&feature=player_embedded 

http://anewdomain.net/2012/02/03/researcher-id-key-parkinsons-disease-protein-call-it-breakthrough/

NEWS -New procedure repairs severed nerves in minutes, restoring limb use in days or weeks

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-procedure-severed-nerves-minutes-limb.html

NEWS -A new study shows how to boost the power of pain relief, without drugs

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-boost-power-pain-relief-drugs.html

NEWS - New study uncovers probable mechanism underlying resveratrol activity

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-uncovers-probable-mechanism-underlying-resveratrol.html

NEWS - Untangling the mysteries of Alzheimer's

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-untangling-mysteries-alzheimer.html

NEWS - Experimental Drug Reduces 'Second Stroke' After Aneurysm Rupture

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120201094319.htm

NEWS - Re-Blockage Rates Low in Both Stented and Surgically-Opened Arteries, Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120201094313.htm

NEWS - Clopidogrel With Aspirin Doesn't Prevent More Small Strokes, May Increase Risk of Bleeding and Death, Researchers Report

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120203113319.htm

NEWS - Anemia May More Than Triple Your Risk of Dying After a Stroke

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120202094558.htm

NEWS - Men Behaving Nicely: Selfless Acts by Men Increase When Attractive Women Are Nearby

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120202093836.htm

NEWS CANCER - New technology to tackle treatment-resistant cancers

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-technology-tackle-treatment-resistant-cancers.html

NEWS CANCER - Engineer builds robot based on crab to remove stomach cancers

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-robot-based-crab-stomach-cancers.html

NEWS CANCER - 'Biopsy in a Blood Test' to Detect Cancer

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120202201744.htm

SLEEP - Sleep Deprivation Tied to Increased Nighttime Urination in Preadolescence

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120201135314.htm

WATER - Stylish Carbon Filter Water Bottle by Black + Blum Taps Ancient Japanese Techniques

http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/stylish-carbon-filter-water-bottle-black-blum-taps-ancient-japanese-techniques.html

BRAIN - Scientists Decode Brain Waves to Eavesdrop

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120131175158.htm

BRAIN - Short-Term Memory: Synch'd Brain Oscillations

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120131121421.htm

BRAIN - Gene Mutation in Autism Found to Cause Hyperconnectivity in Brain's Hearing Center

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120131175627.htm

BRAIN - Men More Likely to Have an Accurate Memory of Unpleasant Experiences



http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-men-accurate-memory-unpleasant.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120201092721.htm

BRAIN - Severe, Rapid Memory Loss Linked to Future, Fatal Strokes

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120201094315.htm

BRAIN - Sleep Apnea Linked to Silent Strokes, Small Lesions in Brain

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120201094323.htm

BRAIN - Why the Brain Is More Reluctant to Function as We Age


http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-brain-reluctant-function-age.html

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120201105124.htm

BRAIN - Brain capacity limits exponential online data growth



http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-brain-capacity-limits-exponential-online.html

BRAIN - Stimulation of Brain Hormone Action May Improve Pneumonia Survival

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120131093056.htm

BRAIN - New evidence touch-sensing nerve cells may fuel 'ringing in the ears'

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-evidence-touch-sensing-nerve-cells-fuel.html

BRAIN - Just another pretty face: Professor investigates neural basis of prosopagnosia

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-pretty-professor-neural-basis-prosopagnosia.html

BRAIN - Imaging study shows how humor activates kids' brain regions

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-imaging-humor-kids-brain-regions.html

BRAIN - Testosterone makes us less cooperative and more egocentric, study finds

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-01-testosterone-cooperative-egocentric.html

DIGESTION - Women taking indigestion drugs at increased risk of hip fracture after menopause

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-01-women-indigestion-drugs-hip-fracture.html

EXERCISE -Exercise can improve the health and wellbeing of cancer patients

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-01-health-wellbeing-cancer-patients.html

FOODS - The Only Chart You Need To Mix A Proper Cocktail

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1668928/the-only-chart-you-need-to-mix-a-proper-cocktail

FOODS - "Hunger In L.A." Immerses Viewers In An Interactive Journalism Experience (And A Food Line)

http://www.fastcocreate.com/1679530/hunger-in-la-immerses-viewers-in-an-interactive-journalism-experience-and-a-food-line

FOODS - Carbs and Pasta Aren't Killing You, But Infographics Might

http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/carbs-pasta-wont-kill-you-infographics-might.html

FOODS - Weekday Vegetarian: Roasted Winter Vegetable Jambalaya

http://www.treehugger.com/easy-vegetarian-recipes/weekday-vegetarian-roasted-winter-vegetabe-jambalaya.html

FOODS - Researchers: Societal control of sugar essential to ease public health burden

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-societal-sugar-essential-ease-health.html

FOODS - DRINKS Decaffeinated coffee preserves memory function by improving brain energy metabolism

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-decaffeinated-coffee-memory-function-brain.html

HEART - Heart failure is associated with loss of brain cells and a decline in mental processes

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-01-heart-failure-loss-brain-cells.html

IMMUNE SYSTEM - Exposure to Common Environmental Bacteria May Be Source of Some Allergic Inflammation

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120131121851.htm

IMMUNE SYSTEM - Honey Could Be Effective at Treating and Preventing Wound Infections

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120131205919.htm

METABOLISM -Chaos in the cell's command center

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-chaos-cell-center.html

NEWS - Redrawing 'Map' of Blood Cell Production

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120131093100.htm

NEWS - Norovirus Is the Leading Cause of Infection Outbreaks in U.S. Hospitals

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120131121417.htm

NEWS - Testosterone Makes Us Less Cooperative and More Egocentric

 Testosterone can skew one’s judgement
creating the impression that decisions are best taken alone even in situations that call for collaboration,testosterone boosts risk-taking, anti-social behaviour and the kind of aggressiveness that fuels contact sports and trading floors on Wall Street,"The higher levels of testosterone were associated with individuals behaving egocentrically and deciding in favour of their own selection over their partner’s," even when that choice was wrong .Too much testosterone can help blind us to other people’s views.This can be very significant when we are talking about a dominant individual trying to assert his or her opinion in, say, a jury.The broader conclusion, is that hormonal levels can disrupt our attempts to work together . Oxytocin, promotes the urge to work side-by-side' - according to a study released Wednesday.
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-01-testosterone-cooperative-egocentric.html

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120131210259.htm

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/02/01/testosterone-can-skew-ones-judgement-study/

NEWS - Scientists Prove Plausibility of New Pathway to Life's Chemical Building Blocks

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120131175629.htm

NEWS - Ferroelectric Switching Discovered for First Time in Soft Biological Tissue

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-ferroelectric-soft-biological-tissue.html

NEWS - Gene mutation in autism found to cause hyperconnectivity in brain's hearing center

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-01-gene-mutation-autism-hyperconnectivity-brain.html

NEWS - Stem cells could drive hepatitis research forward

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-02-stem-cells-hepatitis.html

NEWS CANCER - “I have your results”

http://www.salon.com/2012/01/31/i_have_your_results/

NEWS CANCER - Exercise can improve the health and wellbeing of cancer patients

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-01-health-wellbeing-cancer-patients.html

NEWS CANCER - Genes linked to cancer could be easier to detect with liquid lasers

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-genes-linked-cancer-easier-liquid.html

PREVENTION -Pairing Masks and Hand Washing Could Drastically Slow Spread of a Pandemic Flu

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120131175729.htm