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Showing posts from: January 2015

Why We Need a “Good Night’s Sleep”

Neuroscientist Jeff Iliff’s sleep research follows two main paths: The first is the exploration of how the brain’s support cells, called glia, contribute to maintaining the proper environment for neuronal function and how their failure in conditions like vascular dementia, stroke, and traumatic brain injury leads to neurodegeneration.

The second seeks to define the basic cellular mechanisms by which brain blood flow is coordinated up and down the vascular tree. A lot to do with sleep.

Now an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, Jeff was a part of a University of Rochester Medical Center team that discovered a brain cleansing system, which they dubbed the “glymphatic system.”

Treating Ear Infections – Hold the Onions

Don’cha just love Vintage Medical Advice? Page 477 of a 1919 textbook of medicine recommends treating an earache with a baked onion – externally thankfully. Today, we treat ear infections a tad bit differently.
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Parenting: An Astronauts Guide To Optimism

Chris Hadfield, an astronaut who recently spoke at a TED conference about “What I learned from going blind in space” tells us in this short video what his New Year’s resolution is for 2015.