Category Archives: Neurology

Can oxidative stress shrink your brain?

With baby boomers growing older, the age of the population in the United States is increasing. About 50 million Americans are affected each year by over 600 neurodegenerative diseases. Neurodegenerative disease refers to conditions in which nerve cells progressively degenerate … Continue reading

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Is gluten making you overstimulated?

There has been a lot of controversy lately over gluten sensitivity, but the existence of celiac disease is something no one can argue against. Celiac disease affects 1 in 141 individuals in the United States and can cause intestinal damage. … Continue reading

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Sports can cause lasting brain trauma

What do baseball, football, and hockey all have in common? The answer is Post-concussion Syndrome (PCS). Any one of these sports, along with many other things we do that can cause trauma to the brain or spinal cord, can result … Continue reading

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You’ve heard that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but what about weight?

In the media, we often hear about the obesity epidemic. Another weight related problem that is becoming more and more widespread is anorexia nervosa. According to DSM-IV, Anorexia nervosa (AN) is characterized by an intense fear of gaining weight or … Continue reading

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Oxidative stress? Let’s take a look at DOPAC…

In the past several weeks, there have been a number of posts about oxidative stress and the effects that it can have on neurotransmitter pathways, including the tryptophan pathway and catecholamine synthesis. Dopamine metabolism can also contribute to oxidative stress. … Continue reading

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Neuropharmacology: How do your drugs work?

Almost everyone uses medications at some point in their life, but what are they actually doing in the nervous system? Neuropharmacology is a branch of medical science dealing with the properties and actions of a drug on and in the … Continue reading

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