Researchers investigate connection between loss of motivation and Alzheimer’s disease progression

Journal Reference: Changyong Guo, Di Wen, Yihong Zhang, Richie Mustaklem, Basil Mustaklem, Miou Zhou, Tao Ma, Yao-Ying Ma. Amyloid-β oligomers in the nucleus accumbens decrease motivation via insertion of calcium-permeable AMPA receptors. Molecular Psychiatry, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41380-022-01459-0 The study, led by Yao-Ying Ma, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, was recently featured in … Read more

Giant stars undergo dramatic weight loss program

Journal Reference: Yaguang Li, Timothy R. Bedding, Simon J. Murphy, Dennis Stello, Yifan Chen, Daniel Huber, Meridith Joyce, Dion Marks, Xianfei Zhang, Shaolan Bi, Isabel L. Colman, Michael R. Hayden, Daniel R. Hey, Gang Li, Benjamin T. Montet, Sanjib Sharma, Yaqian Wu. Discovery of post-mass-transfer helium-burning red giants using asteroseismology. Nature Astronomy, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41550-022-01648-5 … Read more

Levels of a certain hormone could predict or detect bone loss in premenopausal women

Journal Reference: Arun S Karlamangla, Albert Shieh, Gail A Greendale, Elaine W Yu, Sherri‐Ann M Burnett‐Bowie, Patrick M Sluss, Deborah Martin, Anthony Morrison, Joel S Finkelstein. Anti‐Mullerian Hormone as Predictor of Future and Ongoing Bone Loss During the Menopause Transition. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 2022; DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.4525 The findings could help physicians determine … Read more

Loss of neurons, not lack of sleep, makes Alzheimer’s patients drowsy

Journal Reference: Jun Y. Oh, Christine M. Walsh, Kamalini Ranasinghe, Mihovil Mladinov, Felipe L. Pereira, Cathrine Petersen, Neus Falgàs, Leslie Yack, Tia Lamore, Rakin Nasar, Caroline Lew, Song Li, Thomas Metzler, Quentin Coppola, Natalie Pandher, Michael Le, Hilary W. Heuer, Helmut Heinsen, Salvatore Spina, William W. Seeley, Joel Kramer, Gil D. Rabinovici, Adam L. Boxer, … Read more

Crowdsourcing campaign identifies drivers of tropical forest loss

Journal Reference: Juan Carlos Laso Bayas, Linda See, Ivelina Georgieva, Dmitry Schepaschenko, Olga Danylo, Martina Dürauer, Hedwig Bartl, Florian Hofhansl, Roman Zadorozhniuk, Maksym Burianchuk, Flavius Sirbu, Brigitte Magori, Kateryna Blyshchyk, Volodymyr Blyshchyk, Ahmed Harb Rabia, Chandra Kant Pawe, Yuan-Fong Su, Merajuddin Ahmed, Kripal Panging, Oleksandr Melnyk, Olesia Vasylyshyn, Roman Vasylyshyn, Andrii Bilous, Svitlana Bilous, Krishna … Read more

Weight loss doesn’t help pregnancy probabilities, study finds

Journal Reference: Richard S. Legro, Karl R. Hansen, Michael P. Diamond, Anne Z. Steiner, Christos Coutifaris, Marcelle I. Cedars, Kathleen M. Hoeger, Rebecca Usadi, Erica B. Johnstone, Daniel J. Haisenleder, Robert A. Wild, Kurt T. Barnhart, Jennifer Mersereau, J. C. Trussell, Stephen A. Krawetz, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, David B. Sarwer, Nanette Santoro, Esther Eisenberg, Hao … Read more

Magnetic excitations could provide information transfer without heat loss

Journal Reference: T. Weber, D. M. Fobes, J. Waizner, P. Steffens, G. S. Tucker, M. Böhm, L. Beddrich, C. Franz, H. Gabold, R. Bewley, D. Voneshen, M. Skoulatos, R. Georgii, G. Ehlers, A. Bauer, C. Pfleiderer, P. Böni, M. Janoschek, M. Garst. Topological magnon band structure of emergent Landau levels in a skyrmion lattice. Science, … Read more

Manchester United: Will the difficult matches in March be the loss of Ralf Rangnick’s team? | Football News Sky News

Manchester United Will the difficult matches in March be the

Gary Neville has called March a “big month” for Manchester United and watching their games it’s easy to see why. Premier League games against title contenders and top four rivals combined with Atletico Madrid’s visit to the Champions League is a huge test for United. After caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick called on the team to … Read more

Eating prunes may help protect against bone loss in older women

Journal Reference: Janhavi J Damani, Mary Jane De Souza, Hannah L VanEvery, Nicole C A Strock, Connie J Rogers. The Role of Prunes in Modulating Inflammatory Pathways to Improve Bone Health in Postmenopausal Women. Advances in Nutrition, 2022; DOI: 10.1093/advances/nmab162 In a research review, the researchers found that prunes can help prevent or delay bone … Read more

People with less memory loss in old age gain more knowledge

Journal Reference: Elliot M. Tucker-Drob, Javier de la Fuente, Ylva Köhncke, Andreas M. Brandmaier, Lars Nyberg, Ulman Lindenberger. A strong dependency between changes in fluid and crystallized abilities in human cognitive aging. Science Advances, 2022; 8 (5) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abj2422 At the age of 20, people usually find it easier to learn something new than at … Read more