Mental fatigue of multiple sclerosis linked to inefficient recruitment of neural resources

East Hanover, NJ. July 28, 2020. Researchers at Kessler Foundation conducted a pilot study comparing the effects of mental fatigue on brain activation patterns in people with and without multiple sclerosis (MS). Their findings indicate significant differences between the two groups in their recruitment of neural resources in response to increased task demands. The article,…

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Solving a DNA mystery

“A watched pot never boils,” as the saying goes, but that was not the case for UC Santa Barbara researchers watching a “pot” of liquids formed from DNA. In fact, the opposite happened. With research partners at the Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU), in Munich, Germany, the team’s findings appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy…

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Your brain on birth control

They are used by 150 million women worldwide and have been around for over 60 years. Oral contraceptives – like birth control pills – are part of many women’s lives, often starting during puberty and early adolescence. Do they have any impact on brain health? A uOttawa team of researchers has been investigating the question.…

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Calcium and vitamin D nutrient deficiencies lead to higher risk for osteoporosis

Pharmavite LLC, the makers of Nature Made vitamins, minerals and supplements, announced the publication of a research article in the journal PLoS ONE, which examines inadequate nutrient intake and its relationship to poor bone health, specifically risk of osteoporosis. The research was a cross sectional analysis of the U.S population [from National Health and Nutrition…

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