September 2011 Blog Posts (3)

Key to Survival of Brain Cells Discovered

 Nicolas G. Bazan, MD, Ph.D, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, and David Stark, an MD/Ph.D student working in his lab, have discovered how a key chemical neurotransmitter that interacts with two receptors in the brain promotes either normal function or a disease process -- determining whether brain cells live or die.

The work is published and highlighted…


Added by Alireza Sibaei on September 29, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

anti anxiety

“With the ideal comes the actual 
like two arrows in mid-air ..they meet” ~ Sandokai 

What does this have to say about stress and anxiety ..? The odds of events meeting our ideals are about as likely as two arrows meeting in mid-air. At the local-level, what we think people should do or say is an ideal ..what follows is the actual. Like arrows in mid-air, they seldom meet. At the…

Added by lee william robertson on September 26, 2011 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Neural basis of PTSD

Anxiety is a conditioned emotional response. First it focuses attention, and then it clamps the brain into rigidity by obsessively replaying past traumas [link].

Coming of age in a combat zone is bound to leave a deep impact on the tissues of the mind. I know that early experience with driving, while…


Added by lee william robertson on September 26, 2011 at 1:01am — No Comments

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