Tag: Sapolsky

Medical Research

Effect of acupoint catgut-embedding therapy on changes of structure of hippocampal neurons in senile chronic stress rats

  This study ambitiously explores catgut-embedding for the havoc wrought by stress on senility.  One of Sapolsky’s key findings was that stress causes a feed forward loop on the hippocampus during senility.  The altered hippocampus then causes more stress, which then leads to more senility.  This is a particular nasty ramification of stress.  I am…

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Stress, Bowel Disease, and Anxiety

I went to this talk a week ago.  Aditi Bhargava has developed a model of ongoing stress in mice with focus not only on gut health, but how it affects anxiety states.  The talk had some aspects that lost me (probably more my fault than hers) but the topic of stress and how it relates…

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Income Inequality and Stress: A Huge Toll

In an article outlining some of the negative effects of early childhood poverty (1 in 5 children in the U.S. live in poverty) because of what early-life stress does to the nervous system, the author, Moises Velasquez-Manoff, suggests that lower status in society has extremely deleterious effects on health that start early in life.  We…

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