What’s Breaking Down The Brain?

What we know and want to know about aging are the questions my peers and I have pondered over for ages. This passed weeks topic about the aging brain and Alzheimer’s disease raised some interesting questions and controversy. Insulin is an underlying factor causing diabetes, but is it the culprit causing dementia, and ultimately the…
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Live Long And Prosper

Spock really cuts to the core of  success with his Star Trek catch phrase. A person has truly succeeded if he or she has led a long meaningful life, perhaps with many children or a great legacy. Recent information may be cracking open the door to the former part of this common expression. The new…
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Tough Questions With Science: Immortality?

Earlier this week a person of great interest passed away, leaving us with an inquisitive quote on death: “No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that…
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Dear Dad, Remember Me? Links Between Alzheimer’s And Food

Alright Dad, I’m just trying to look out for you when I say this, put down the gallon of ice cream that I know is in your lap.  Yeah I know you work real hard and have never been at risk for being over weight, but this is about your memory.  I learned in class…
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Alzheimer’s Disease: Where We Stand On Treatment

  First off, I’m sure you have all at least heard of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), and how it causes its victims to lose their memory. I bet, however, that most of you don’t know what the cause of AD is. You aren’t alone though, researchers have been trying to determine what the main cause of…
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