Brain stimulation improves schizophrenia-like cognitive problems

Brain stimulation improves schizophrenia-like cognitive problems A new study finds that stimulating the cerebellum in rats with schizophrenia-like thinking problems normalizes brain activity in the frontal cortex and corrects the rats’ ability to estimate the passage of time — a cognitive deficit that is characteristic in people with schizophrenia. Brain stimulation improves schizophrenia-like cognitive problems …

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Intestinal Barrier Function and the Gut Microbiome Are Differentially Affected in Mice Fed a Western-Style Diet or Drinking Water Supplemented with Fructose [Nutrient Physiology, Metabolism, and Nutrient-Nutrient Interactions]

Intestinal Barrier Function and the Gut Microbiome Are Differentially Affected in Mice Fed a Western-Style Diet or Drinking Water Supplemented with Fructose [Nutrient Physiology, Metabolism, and Nutrient-Nutrient Interactions] Background: The consumption of a Western-style diet (WSD) and high fructose intake are risk factors for metabolic diseases. The underlying mechanisms are largely unclear. Objective: To unravel…

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Circulating Vitamin K Is Inversely Associated with Incident Cardiovascular Disease Risk among Those Treated for Hypertension in the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study (Health ABC) [Nutritional Epidemiology]

Circulating Vitamin K Is Inversely Associated with Incident Cardiovascular Disease Risk among Those Treated for Hypertension in the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study (Health ABC) [Nutritional Epidemiology] Background: A role for vitamin K in coronary artery calcification (CAC), a subclinical manifestation of cardiovascular disease (CVD), has been proposed because vitamin K–dependent proteins, including the…

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