Alteration of gut flora with probiotics may reduce stress-induced skin inflammation and hair loss, reports a study in the scientific journal Experimental Dermatology.

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Stress-induced skin inflammation and the gut microbiome

Crab shell healing properties

​Combining a sugar derived from crab and shrimp shells with nanomaterials may lead to biomedical applications that enhance bone regeneration, wound healing, and targeted drug delivery, reports a recent review study.

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Bowel prep for colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a common procedure screening for colorectal cancers. Effective bowel preparation is essential to achieve good visual screening results. A recent study suggests guidelines to optimize this preparation.

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The amygdala receives visual input from both subcortical and cortical areas.  It is believed that images directly from the subcortex are less refined but reach the amygdala faster (left). Pictures from the cortex are highly detailed but take a longer route (right). The amygdala can be activated in response to a fear cue even before there is conscious awareness of the trigger.

Our brain is not hard-wired. Our state of mind, emotional content of experiences, and the environment in which a memory event happens all affect how, how strong, and how long we remember an experience.

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