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Link: Best Supplements For Your Brain: 4 Nootropics That Work Like Smart Drugs But Don’t Require A Prescription

What a fun-looking word: nootropics. It refers to any type of compound or food that has the ability to improve your mental abilities, including your memory, ability to focus, motivation, or even mood. While the general category most definitely includes smart drugs, neuro-enhancing supplements fit the bill as well.

This link was posted by J.J. on 3rd December, 2014. The full text can be found at http://www.medicaldaily.com/best-supplements-your-brain-4-nootropics-work-smart-drugs-dont-require-prescription-312340#.VH9IjJxVYf4.facebook.

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Link: HE/AE Diagnosis & Treatment Survey

This survey link was posted by M.M. on 28th November, 2014. This survey is now closed.

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Link: Effects of Step-Wise Increases in Dietary Carbohydrate on Circulating Saturated Fatty Acids and Palmitoleic Acid in Adults with Metabolic Syndrome

Recent meta-analyses have found no association between heart disease and dietary saturated fat; however, higher proportions of plasma saturated fatty acids (SFA) predict greater risk for developing type-2 diabetes and heart disease. These observations suggest a disconnect between dietary saturated fat and plasma SFA, but few controlled feeding studies have specifically examined how varying saturated fat intake across a broad range affects circulating SFA levels.

Posted by G.D. on 25th November, 2014. The full study can be found at http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0113605.

Copyright © 2014 Volk et al.

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Link: Antiendomysial and antihuman recombinant tissue transglutaminase antibodies in the diagnosis of coeliac disease: a biopsy-proven European multicentre study.

The objective of this study was to investigate the value of serum (blood) “anti-tissue” transglutaminase IgA antibodies and IgA antiendomysial antibodies in the diagnosis of Coeliac (Celiac) Disease in a group of subjects in Europe.

This abstract only link was posted by G.D. on 19th November, 2014. The abstract can be found at http://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/15647647.

© Authors | Colin P., et al

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Link: Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying anti-neuronal antibody mediated disorders of the central nervous system

Over the last decade multiple autoantigens located on the plasma membrane of neurons have been identified. Neuronal surface antigens include molecules directly involved in neurotransmission and excitability. Binding of the antibody to the antigen may directly alter the target protein’s function, resulting in neurological disorders.

This was shared by G.D. on 16th  November, 2014. The abstract only can be found at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1568997213002115.

© 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved

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Link: Th17 Response and Inflammatory Autoimmune Diseases

The proinflammatory activity of T helper 17 (Th17) cells can be beneficial to the host during infection. However, uncontrolled or inappropriate Th17 activation has been linked to several autoimmune and autoinflammatory pathologies. Indeed, preclinical and clinical data show that Th17 cells are associated with several autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, and lupus. Furthermore, targeting the interleukin-17 (IL-17) pathway has attenuated disease severity in preclinical models of autoimmune diseases. Interestingly, a recent report brings to light a potential role for Th17 cells in the autoinflammatory disorder adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD). Whether Th17 cells are the cause or are directly involved in AOSD remains to be shown. In this paper, we discuss the biology of Th17 cells, their role in autoimmune disease development, and in AOSD in particular, as well as the growing interest of the pharmaceutical industry in their use as therapeutic targets.

Copyright © 2012 Janelle C. Waite and Dimitris Skokos. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

This study was posted on 28th October, 2014 by G.D. to this thread – https://www.facebook.com/groups/564512313648230/permalink/589270541172407/.

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Nalcrom (sodium cromoglicate)

Nalcrom capsules contain the active ingredient sodium cromoglicate, which is a type of medicine used to relieve the symptoms of allergies.

This information was posted by S.H.  to this thread by G.D. – https://www.facebook.com/groups/564512313648230/permalink/589522931147168/. The link in the original post, created by G.D. is no longer available.

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Link: Overview of the Cranial Nerves

Twelve pairs of nerves—the cranial nerves—lead directly from the brain to various parts of the head, neck, and trunk. Some of the cranial nerves are involved in the special senses (such as seeing, hearing, and taste), and others control muscles in the face or regulate glands. The nerves are named and numbered (according to their location, from the front of the brain to the back).

The full Merc Manuals “Consumer Version” can be found at http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/brain-spinal-cord-and-nerve-disorders/cranial-nerve-disorders/overview-of-the-cranial-nerves.

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This link was posted on 4th November, 2014 by J.J. to the thread https://www.facebook.com/groups/251477975360/permalink/10154754360385361/.

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Link: Be Wary of “Fad” Diagnoses

A small percentage of physicians and large percentages of chiropractors, naturopaths and bogus “nutritionists” are labeling patients with diagnoses not recognized by the scientific community. Some of these practitioners apply one or more of these diagnoses to almost every patient they see. The health-food industry profits from this process by selling books promoting these alleged conditions and supplement concoctions claimed to help them. Some “fad” diagnoses have been around for years, while others are recent creations.

This article by Dr. Stephen Barrett, MD talks about “fad” diagnoses.

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This article was posted by G.D. to the thread https://www.facebook.com/groups/251477975360/permalink/10154719116285361/.

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Link: Hashimoto’s encephalopathy : epidemiology, pathogenesis and management.

Hashimoto’s encephalopathy is a term used to describe an encephalopathy of presumed autoimmune origin characterised by high titres of antithyroid peroxidase antibodies. In a similar fashion to autoimmune thyroid disease, Hashimoto’s encephalopathy is more common in women than in men. It has been reported in paediatric, adult and elderly populations throughout the world. The clinical presentation may involve a relapsing and remitting course and include seizures, stroke-like episodes, cognitive decline, neuropsychiatric symptoms and myoclonus.

The full text of this study can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17850170.

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