Adderall: A Drug to Watch as Schools Reopen

The return to in-person schooling may cause some college students to increase their drinking and drug use. Adderall is a prescription drug of choice for those students who choose to use it for nonmedical purposes. While potentially valuable for some students with ADHD, Adderall is not for everyone. It can...
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Thinking impaired in 60% of COVID-19 survivors

In a sample of over 400 older adults in Argentina who had recovered from COVID-19, more than 60% displayed some degree of cognitive impairment, a researcher from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio reported July 29 at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. It is not known...
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Catholics see challenging balance in Simone Biles’ decisions at Olympics

WASHINGTON (CNS) — When Simone Biles, described as the world’s greatest gymnast, announced July 27 she would not be competing in a team event with the U.S. women’s Olympics gymnastics team and the next day withdrew from the all-around final, many people were shocked, but many supported her decision to prioritize her mental health.
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Alnylam seeks to widen scope of siRNA delivery via PeptiDream deal

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and PeptiDream entered into a license and collaboration agreement to develop peptides for targeted delivery of siRNA therapeutics to a broader range of tissues outside the liver, the companies announced. Under the deal, Alnylam will make an undisclosed upfront payment to PeptiDream, with the latter eligible to receive milestones potentially totalling up to $2.2 billion, as well as low-to-mid single digit royalties on future sales.
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When Is MRI Useful in the Management of Congenital Melanocytic Nevi?

When used for appropriate patients, MRI imaging is helpful in congenital melanocytic nevus (CMN) management and may help predict neurologic outcomes or drive neurosurgical intervention, results from a small multi-institutional study showed. "The majority of congenital nevi are considered low risk for cutaneous and/or systemic complications," Holly Neale said at...
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Carstairs Nature Space plans outlined

CARSTAIRS - Town council has been updated on recent work and future plans for the new Carstairs Nature Space (CNS). The review came from a Carstairs and District Agricultural Society delegation made up of Charlie Van Arnam, Kelly Casebeer and Jerry Roberts at the recent regularly scheduled council meeting. The...

ARCA West Preview: 2021 NAPA Auto Parts Colorado 150 at Colorado National Speedway

Colorado National Speedway will be the scene of the return of the ARCA Menards Series West. The NAPA Auto Parts Colorado 150 is race number four of 2021 and the first West race since July 3rd. In that race, Jesse Love stole the victory from Dean Thompson taking the lead late. Thompson absolutely dominated the race at Irwindale and almost looked for sure en-route to his first career victory. He had to settle with a runner-up finish but enters this weekend’s race tied with Todd Souza for the points lead.

In vivo gene editing alleviates amyloid pathologies

Brain-wide genome editing via a single systemic dose of modified adeno-associated virus (AAV) variants that cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) may represent a promising new approach for the development of disease-modifying treatments for familial Alzheimer's disease (FAD). This strategy could also be applicable to other central nervous system (CNS) disorders,...

Contactless payments for mass transit launched in Bulgarian capital

Passengers using public transportation in Sofia, Bulgaria, can now pay using contactless following introduction of a new ticketing system. Smart city payment company O-City has partnered with DSK Bank in Bulgaria and its subsidiary DSK Mobile and local operator CNS, which is delivering the new ticketing system overseen by the Sofia Urban Mobility Centre, to introduce contactless payment.
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Beige adipocytes mediate the neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects of subcutaneous fat in obese mice

Visceral obesity increases risk of cognitive decline in humans, but subcutaneous adiposity does not. Here, we report that beige adipocytes are indispensable for the neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects of subcutaneous fat. Mice lacking functional beige fat exhibit accelerated cognitive dysfunction and microglial activation with dietary obesity. Subcutaneous fat transplantation also protects against chronic obesity in wildtype mice via beige fat-dependent mechanisms. Beige adipocytes restore hippocampal synaptic plasticity following transplantation, and these effects require the anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-4 (IL4). After observing beige fat-mediated induction of IL4 in meningeal T-cells, we investigated the contributions of peripheral lymphocytes in donor fat. There was no sign of donor-derived lymphocyte trafficking between fat and brain, but recipient-derived lymphocytes were required for the effects of transplantation on cognition and microglial morphology. These findings indicate that beige adipocytes oppose obesity-induced cognitive impairment, with a potential role for IL4 in the relationship between beige fat and brain function.

Study: HIV Patients Who Use Cannabis Daily See Lower Neuroinflammation

HIV-positive patients who consume cannabis daily have lower levels of neuroinflammation than non-cannabis consuming HIV-positive patients, according to a study. HIV-positive patients who consume cannabis daily have lower levels of neuroinflammation than non-cannabis consuming HIV-positive patients, according to a University of California, San Diego study published this week in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.
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RheumNow Podcast – Psoriatic Arthritis Without Psoriasis (7.30.2021)

Dr Jack Cush reviews rheumatology and COVID news from the past week on RheumNow.com. Dutch study of 644 Early Psoriatic Arthritis pts shows that 17% had no psoriasis (PASI = 0), 71% had mild psoriasis (PASI < 7), 9% moderate psoriasis (7–12) and 4% had severe psoriasis (PASI > 12). PASI didnt fluctuate much in 1st year https://t.co/XW3QhJ65Oz.
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Improving reproductive health: Reducing Neuroinflammation and Obesity. Pt.3

After learning the intricacies between neuronal signaling and gastrointestinal hormonal stimulation, we now understand how they influence each other. However, we need to take into account the environment in which these processes are taking place. Is the patient overweight or obese? Is there a chance that adipose-induced inflammation influences reproductive health? The neuroinflammation promoted by a high-fat diet is strongly associated with a detrimental effect on reproductive health.

O-CITY and DSK Bank’s Team up to Launch Contactless Payments in Bulgarian Public Transport

BPC’s smart city payment division O-CITY has partnered with DSK Bank in Bulgaria and its subsidiary DSK Mobile, both part of OTP Group and local operator CNS, which is delivering the new ticketing system overseen by the Sofia Urban Mobility Center. Together the companies have accelerated Sofia’s digital payment transformation in mass transit by enabling an open loop contactless EMV card to pay directly into the transport vehicle, which allows travelers across the capital to experience contactless payments.
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Smokers vulnerable to various neuro-ailments amid the COVID era

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page Send by Email. COVID in last 18 months has shown a devastating effect on human life. Apart from affecting the lung, it also affected different part of body. It mainly affects lung and increases level of ferritin, D-Dimer, CRP and cytokines eg IL-6. High levels of all these chemicals may have catastrophic effect on vital organs.