Alcohol : Why Are We Addicted To It?

Alcoholism is one of the serious addiction problems that we are facing today. Data state that alcoholism affect some 14 million people in the United States alone, costing US$ 184 billion a year. (Newton &Messing, 2006) Why are some of us addicted to alcohol and why is alcohol a part of our society? Alcohol plays…
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So, What’s The Take-home Message From Our Neurochemistry Class?

Have you ever wondered? ——–Why do we become forgetful as we get older? How do pain killers magically alleviate our physical pain and why are some of us addicted to them? Why is eating fruits and vegetables that are rich in Vitamin C, E, Flavonoids and Carotenoids good for reducing the chances of having Parkinson’s,…
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Bipolar Disorder In Children- Efficient And Careful Diagnostic Tools Needed.

Bipolar disorder is generally defined as recurrent periods of mania and depression (Bipolar I) or hypomania and depression (Bipolar II). According to the website of National Institute of Mental Health (NIH), the lifetime prevalence of bipolar spectrum disorders is 0 to 3 % among adolescents, depending on assessment measured and the range of the spectrum…
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Concussion Recovery Time Varies On Individual Basis

Concussion is a common accident experienced by people of all ages. It can be a result of a fall, a hit to the head or any type of traumatic brain injury. Sports related concussions in athletes are among the most common incidents. We discussed about the neurometabolic cascade of concussion in class as it is…
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Link Between Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Free Radicals And Anti-oxidants!

Did you know that Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease share the same causal cellular pathway? This pathway is the MAPK pathway which is involved in cell proliferation, differentiation, survival, death, and transformation. The pathway is believed to be started when the cell is under oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is caused by imbalance between the production…
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