What is a Liposome?

Not discernable with a light microscope, a nanoliposome can be seen under an electron microscope as a sphere. Just as a water balloon has a thin outer layer with a water-filled interior, a liposome…

Electromagnetic Headaches

When it blows in the wind, we try to find out where it’s coming from. Once in a while, though, there’s so much stench we can’t identify the source. Such is the case with electromagnetic fields—EMF’s—…

Phosphatidylcholine And Memory: Aw, Forget It. Oh, You Already Did.

In his 1932 inaugural address, FDR told the world that we have nothing to fear but fear itself. If you ask people today what they fear, the list will likely include more specific things, like public…

Gut Bacteria And The Brain

Maybe what happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas, but what happens in your gut doesn’t stay in your gut, the place we think of as the processing plant that makes nutrients available for use by the…

Feeling Anxious? Maybe Not

Good for you. You’re going to Disney World. But don’t say you’re anxious about it. It’s okay to be anxious about going to the dentist. It’s understandable that you’d be anxious about your debut at an…

Mood Boosts Elder Brain Power

When you’re in a good mood, it’s almost amazing what you can accomplish. This has little to do with emotions and even less with temperament. The former are short-lived and specific, and may be turned…

How Balanced Are You?

Your checkbook might be. Your diet should be. If you walk a fine line, you must be. The national budget isn’t. Mental stability might be. Balanced, that is. Physical equilibrium, called…

Sleep Deprivation may Lead to Impaired Insulin Response in Fat Cells

Insulin response? Huh? It’s just what it says, the way the body responds to insulin and the challenges that excite it in the first place. Insulin, as you recall, is a polypeptide hormone secreted by…

Tuning In Your ADD/ADHD Child

All of us know children who have a hard time staying still, who find it difficult to listen, who can’t follow directions no matter how many times you present them, and who occasionally blurt out…

Is Your Hippocampus On A Hippo Campus?

Well, if you have half a mind, you have a whole hippocampus. It’s the part of the brain in charge of long-term memory (Where are the car keys?) and spatial relations (Will this car fit into that…