What is Your Metronome?

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Tic-Toc. Lub-Dub. Buzz. What’s the sound of your metronome? What keeps your beat? Guides your rhythm on a daily basis? For mothers it might be a child’s cry that guides them from one moment to the next. For a rural farmer in an isolated region, the rise and fall of the sun. For you? For me? For many of us, the beat-setter …

Cigarettes, Trans Fats
and Light Bulbs

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It wasn’t long ago that a surgeon might stroll into the operating room with a lit cigarette in tow, as some lauded nicotine’s beneficial effects on focus and attention, but the CDC now considers tobacco use the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. Trans fats used in fast foods were considered a healthy alternative to saturated fats, until further research linked them …

Sleep Promotes Neurogenesis

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Neurogenesis: neu·ro·gen·e·sis (nur’ə-jěn’ĭ-sĭs, nyur’-) n. Formation of nervous tissue. As recently as 10 years ago, scientists and medical professionals thought it was impossible for human beings to grow new nerve cells. Research from institutions including UC Berkeley, UC San Diego and UCLA are showing that good ol’ sleep helps promote a healthy amount of neurogenesis. This includes areas like the “hippocampus” which …