Parasitic worm eggs may soon be legally sold as food in Germany

Parasites such as eggs of pig whipworm living in our body can be a useful treatment for autoimmune disease such as allergies and inflammatory bowel problems by calming our immune system. However, it can be dangerous to take any type of worm without consultation and monitoring with doctor, since there is no completely harmless worms…

You’ve probably been tricked by fake news and don’t know it

Inaccurate information can manipulate our brain. From an experiment, it was revealed that a group of participants who were asked to read misinformation are more likely to give incorrect answers than who read correct information, even though they know it is fake. read more

Brain Inflammation Linked to Suicidal Thinking in Depression

A study showed that inflammatory in the brain has a close association depressive disorder, increasing suicidal ideations of the patients. From an experiment, the researchers found that the activation of immune cells related to inflammatory response was most prominent in the certain region of brain which regulates mood and originates depression. read more

Old fathers pass on more mutations to kids than old mothers

Genetic mutations are more likely to be passed on by older fathers than older mothers, causing rare disease such as autism and schizophrenia, according to a research. Unlike women whose sex cells do not be divided, sex cells of men continually divided, and this cell division causes mutations which are linked to disorder. read more

How hot peppers and marijuana could help cure gut problems

A study found that marijuana and chili pepper can be treatments for gut disease such as celiac and ulcerative colitis which was occurred by inflammation in the gut and attacking its own cells. Marijuana and chili pepper make our body feels hot, activating our immune cells, and this helps calm down the massive immune system…

‘My Genes Made Me Do It’: Behavioral Genetic Evidence in Criminal Court

According to a paper, there is a close link between gene variants and violent behavior. However, it does not seem that this evidence will reduce the sentence of the defendants in the criminal trials since such genetic explanation are not sufficient to decrease responsibility for impulsive behavior. read more

Brain training turns recall rookies into memory masters

It was reported that learning a method of loci which is a memorization strategy used by ancient orators has effect on increasing memory skill among normal people. From an experiment, researchers found out that participants who trained the method of loci showed significant improvement in memory skill, whereas people who learned other memory skills showed…

Link Between Toxoplasma Infection and Common Brain Disease

According to a study, infection with brain-dwelling parasites called T. gondii may lead to some neurological disorders such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. From an experiment, researchers found that bits of micro RNA found in children with toxoplasmosis matched those found in patients with neurodegenerative disease. read more

Long sitting periods may be just as harmful as daily total

Sitting for one to two hours at a time without moving can increase risk of death, according to a recent study. Researchers found that people who accrue the sedentary time more than 13 hours per day had higher mortality rate than people who kept most of their sitting bouts in shorter time. read more

Childhood Maltreatment May Change Brain’s Response to Threat

A study reveals that maltreatment such as emotional abuse and neglect during childhood may change the brain activity, especially in response to a threat, shifting between two brain regions known as amygdala and the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis. read more