Hey so in my Child/Adolescent Psychopathology class we briefly discussed exercise-induced neurogenesis, a phenomenon about which I had not heard but had a hunch. “Exercise sets into motion an interactive cascade of growth factor that has the net effect of stimulating plasticity, enhancing cognitive function . . . [and] stimulating neurogenesis (Wilcox et al. 2009)” So as you’re being creative with your body and building muscle, endurance and strength, you’re also replenishing your brain! #winwinwinwinwin 💪❤️ Here’s a nice leg/glute/posterior chain workout add-in: Bulgarians to RDL, then superset single-leg RDLs and glute-focused RDLs. (🎧 Darkside - ty dolla, future, kiiara)
We're huge fans of Surly Amy's science-inspired art and her Surly-Ramics jewellery, and thought this neuron watercolour illustration was just lovely! 😍 #regram 📷: @surlyamy
Huntington’s disease is one of the few inherited conditions whose genetic cause is clear-cut; this neurodegenerative disease develops in all individuals with abnormal nucleotide repeats in their Huntingtin (or HTT) gene sequence. Yet how this defective HTT causes neuronal loss is unclear, and the disease remains incurable. While most patients develop symptoms as adults, new research suggests that problems arise much earlier. To spot the first signs of Huntington’s, scientists monitored the development of the disease in human stem cells. They noticed that, as neurons [nerve cells] began to form, inaccurate partitioning of DNA during cell division led to abnormal neurons, with several nuclei per cell (pictured, as clusters of blue spheres). Cell lines completely lacking HTT showed similar issues, suggesting that the lack of a functional HTT could be causing the problem in Huntington’s. This fresh focus on early development could yield new avenues for research on this devastating condition.
Written by Emmanuelle Briolat
Image from the Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Molecular Embryology at The Rockefeller University
Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Molecular Embryology, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA
Image copyright held by the original authors
Research published in Development, January 2018
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Our bodies are electrical entities literally one with the earth. We are both nervous systems consisting of neurons which are very sensitive transmitters sending information back and forth to our brain. Trees are antennas that send spiralling energy out to everything flowing through the universe, sending and receiving HUMAN and SUN vibrations! This is why we must spend time in the sun and eat food from the earth because it needs sunlight to grow so we can acquire its DNA information for our soul (SOL as the sun is also called). Our bodies photosynthesize like plants do! Think of us as radios, or CELLphones. Reality is an illusion/frequency and everyone is tuned to a different station! This is the importance of being around like-minded people on YOUR same vibration... Axons link neurons together like a chain, and when we walk barefoot on the earth (grounding) we connect with the earth completing the chain! I encourage everyone to ground this summer. This is why in the near future I will be moving to the Tropic of Cancer before the dollar collapses. #SeekWisdom#SeekTruth#WiseUpSoYouRiseUp#neurons#NervousSystem#deep#life#trees#earth#enlightenment#signals#sun#health#alkaline#photosynthesis#jamaica
How do neurons spread their tendrils in the brain? Work by our own Wesley Grueber and his lab is unraveling this mystery.
📸: Sensory neuron axons (white) converging in a developing fruit fly; featured on the cover of the latest issue of the Journal of Neuroscience! Image and artwork by Sam Qian and Luke Hammond.