An interesting video on the brain and its ability to imagine. It is based on the fact that cells that fire together quite together. Imagine that!
You may be checking your own DNA in your kitchen soon enough… Read More
We have all heard the same message about exercise over and over. We need to be active. We need to get off the chair and off the couch. We know. We know. YAWN. But do we actually do it? Do you understand that it might actually mean the difference between life and death? This is… Read More
Evolution does funny things Over millenia of evolution, each creature figures out a way of spreading and procreating. Viruses take over other cells and make their machinery reproduce the virus. Some viruses, though, get more ambitious. The rabies virus spreads itself from animal to animal by making dogs rabid, so they will bite other animals… Read More
Medications are useful in combating disease, but one of the biggest reasons for their not having their full benefit is that people don’t actually take them. Up to half of patients don’t take their medications as they are meant to. This can be because the reason why is not explained or understood, so make sure… Read More
I am often asked about what diet patients should consider, or about different types of exercise for particular health problems, or how to better manage stress. Patients rightly want to know about supplements, vitamins, acupuncture and other alternatives etc… I know that there is a lot out there about these topics and that it can be… Read More
At this stage, brain diseases such as Parkinson’s disease have lots of treatment that improve symptoms and quality of life of patients, but no therapy that fixes the underlying problem. This is clearly something important to search for. An interesting but very early study, in other words far from being tested in humans is showing… Read More