Rosehip Cell: the new neuron scientists have recently discovered!

“The brain is a more diverse forest of bristling nodes and branching energies than even Ramón y Cajal* could have imagined.” *Spanish neuroanatomist Santiago  and Nobel Prize winner over 100 years ago who illustrated how neurons are responsible for the way we walk, talk and exist. “On Monday (27/08/2018), an international team of researchers introduced the … Read moreRosehip Cell: the new neuron scientists have recently discovered!

Understand what’s behind your headache

Everyone suffers from occasional headaches, according to The World Health Organisation. However, these are not so constant and/or so severe to the point of disrupting the afflicted person’s daily life. What to do when headaches become frequent and painful that the sufferer can no longer function properly, or go on with his/her every day chores? … Read moreUnderstand what’s behind your headache

Why do most of us forget a book we read or a movie we watched?

According to a new research, the way we absorb information shapes how we use our memory. And the internet era is continuously reshaping “the forgetting curve”. The memories of Pamela Paul regarding books are less about the words themselves and more about the experience. “Mostly, I remember where and what book I was reading. I … Read moreWhy do most of us forget a book we read or a movie we watched?

Neurological disorders are on the rise in New Zealand and worldwide.

According to an article by Professor Valery Feigin, the director at The National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences at the University of Auckland. Neurological disorders such as stroke, meningitis, encephalitis, Alzheimer’s and other dementias, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis migraine and many others have ranked as the leading cause group of disabilities in 2015, … Read moreNeurological disorders are on the rise in New Zealand and worldwide.

Encapsulated anthocyanins to increase their health benefit potential.

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The flavonoids constitute the largest group of phenols and are responsible for the red, blue and purple colours and taste of many fruits and vegetables. More than 9000 flavonoid structures have been described, and these include more than 600 different anthocyanins that are widely distributed among at least 27 plant families, 73 genera and innumerable … Read moreEncapsulated anthocyanins to increase their health benefit potential.

Brain disorders have a genetic link and can be inherited.

The relationship among psychiatric disorders is very narrow, at least from the molecular level. That is what has been detected by an international research about brain disorders. The genetic variables were analysed in over 800,000 people (both patients and healthy people) from all over the world. The result showed that psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, … Read moreBrain disorders have a genetic link and can be inherited.

Going Soft On Our Self… by Claire Sykes

The ultimate aim to be strong enough to keep up the very passion which got us to the point of wanting to carry on our own personal journey to amelioration. A recent story in my local paper here prompted me to stop and think about sugar. The writer had shared her experience at trying to … Read moreGoing Soft On Our Self… by Claire Sykes

Good gut bacteria could help in cancer treatment.

The fact that a balanced gut microbiome is important for overall health is no secret. Over the past decade, scientists have linked gut bacteria to several illnesses, including depression and obesity. More recently, researches have turned their minds to studying the relationship between gut bacteria and how cancer patients respond (or don’t respond) to treatment. … Read moreGood gut bacteria could help in cancer treatment.

Science tries to find what’s really behind gluten sensitivity.

Based on the original article published in Science on 23/05/2018. Over the past decade, the number of people who report some level of gluten sensitivity has continuously increased all over the world. In 2014, around 3 million people in the USA have weaned off of gluten even though they have not been diagnosed as celiacs. This … Read moreScience tries to find what’s really behind gluten sensitivity.

NZ Blackcurrants speed up fat burn in women by 27%

Recent scientific study supports that NZ blackcurrant extract can speed up fat burn in women. Professor Mark Willems, from the University of Chichester, said: ‘It is great to know that there are now observations of enhanced exercise-induced fat oxidation by New Zealand blackcurrant extract in endurance trained women and men. Prof. Williems has published several … Read moreNZ Blackcurrants speed up fat burn in women by 27%