Fall 2015

The smell of Parkinson’s disease

The smell of Parkinson’s disease






There has been a promising development in the attempt to understand and diagnose Parkinson’s disease thanks to one woman and her sense of smell. Joy Milne, a woman from Perth, Scotland, has attracted the attention of the scientific community by her ability to “smell” Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is a debilitating […]

 
 

Nearly half of U.S. seafood supply lost, along with its nutritional value

Nearly half of U.S. seafood supply lost, along with its nutritional value






A recent Johns Hopkins-funded study found that 40 to 47 percent of the U.S. seafood supply is lost (1). In the study published this past August, authors Dave Love, Jillian Fry, Michael Milli, and Roni Neff attempted to quantify the loss of seafood supply and, therefore, the loss of nutrition, […]

 
 

Purpose of neurons within the hypothalamus clarified

Purpose of neurons within the hypothalamus clarified






For many years, neurologists and other scientists have been concerned with the functions of brain and the purpose of each group of neurons within it. A recent study conducted at the Yale School of Medicine announced that a group of neurons previously thought to control appetite also affects bone density […]

 
 

Researchers identify differences in brain activity of men and women in response to negative emotions

Researchers identify differences in brain activity of men and women in response to negative emotions






Even in the face of increasing gender equity, scientists are aware of existing differences between the genders, whether biologically or psychosocially. Previous studies have already demonstrated one such difference: that women tend to have stronger emotional responses to negative stimuli than men, which may account for their doubled likelihood of […]

 
 

Rare de novo mutations may cause half of autism cases

Rare de novo mutations may cause half of autism cases






Researchers at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have found an association between rare genetic mutations and extreme forms of autism. The strength of the associations suggests that mutations in these genes can actually cause autism. This goes against the theory that common mutations can accumulate to increase the risk of […]

 
 
 
 
 

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