Category Archives: Health

Early Experiences and the Developing Brain

The developing brain is continuously absorbing sensory information and transforming this information into “fuel” for fine tuning the wiring and architecture of the brain circuit. The types of sensory information and early experiences the brain perceives during the malleable development period are critical for the evolution and structure of the brain circuit throughout life.

Part 1 from the “Three Core Concepts in Early Development” Series by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.

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March 13, 2014 · 7:09 pm

Moments of Miraculous Insight: From the Lab Bench to Cancer Treatment, The Story of Velcade

This video is the proof that when a combination of knowledge is put in effect, science can make huge leaps, including improving cancer treatment and understanding the disease itself.

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Exercise More, Eat Less = More and Healthy Years

Greek Salad

A new study reveals that exercise increases autophagy (derived from Greek roots: auto, meaning ‘self’, and phagy, ‘to eat’.), a mechanism by which the body cleans up whatever is unwelcome and tagged as ‘bad’. A summary of the study main points is featured in The Economist. This study was performed on genetically modified mice, but taking a good look around you can easily see the differences between people that exercise and those who do not. In addition, many studies have been pin-pointing that low-fat diets and in general a healthy diet,  with the Mediterranean Diet being top on the list, promotes a better and longer life and increases the immune defense.

http://www.economist.com/node/21543129?fsrc=rss|sct

http://news.cell.com//story.php?title=exercise-and-longevity-worth-all-the-sweat

Diet and Exercise in Ancient Greece

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