When music is medicine

From autism to Alzheimer's disease, music therapy is a growing profession that's being to used to help patients of all ages.
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Publication date: Available online 9 July 2018Source: Molecular and Cellular NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Jelena Borovac, Miquel Bosch, Kenichi OkamotoAbstractActivity-dependent plasticity of synaptic structure and function plays an essential role in neuronal development and in cognitive functions including learning and memory. The formation, maintenance and modulation of dendritic spines are mainly controlled by the dynamics of actin filaments (F-actin) through interaction with various actin-binding proteins (ABPs) and postsynaptic signaling messengers. Induction of long-term potentiation (LTP) triggers a cascade of events invo...
Source: Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 March 2017Source: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty AcidsAuthor(s): Grace Y. Sun, Agnes Simonyi, Kevin L. Fritsche, Dennis Y. Chuang, Mark Hannink, Zezong Gu, C. Michael Greenlief, Jeffrey K. Yao, James C. Lee, David Q. BeversdorfAbstractDocosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) enriched in phospholipids in the brain and retina, is known to play multi-functional roles in brain health and diseases. While arachidonic acid (AA) is released from membrane phospholipids by cytosolic phospholipase A2 (cPLA2), DHA is linked to action of the Ca2+-independent...
Source: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids (PLEFA) - Category: Lipidology Source Type: research
We present an overview of the evidence supporting the importance of dysbiosis in the development of intestinal and neurological diseases. In addition, the usefulness of dietary polyphenols in managing disorders, via modulation of the microbiota-gut-brain axis, is discussed.Key findings and conclusionsDietary polyphenols are increasingly envisaged as a novel and a relevant strategy in the prevention and treatment of neurological disorders. This is explained not only by their ability to reduce neuroinflammation and to improve memory and cognitive function, but also by their ability to modulate the gut microbiota, which makes...
Source: Trends in Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2018Source: Molecular and Cellular NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Jelena Borovac, Miquel Bosch, Kenichi OkamotoAbstractActivity-dependent plasticity of synaptic structure and function plays an essential role in neuronal development and in cognitive functions including learning and memory. The formation, maintenance and modulation of dendritic spines are mainly controlled by the dynamics of actin filaments (F-actin) through interaction with various actin-binding proteins (ABPs) and postsynaptic signaling messengers. Induction of long-term potentiation (LTP) triggers a cascade of events invo...
Source: Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
(University of Virginia Health System) A new technique for precisely targeting molecules within cells is paving the way for safer medicines that are free of side effects. Big benefits are expected in the battle against cancer, autism, Alzheimer's and more.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
We present an overview of the evidence supporting the importance of dysbiosis in the development of intestinal and neurological diseases. In addition, the usefulness of dietary polyphenols in managing disorders, via modulation of the microbiota-gut-brain axis, is discussed.Key findings and conclusionsDietary polyphenols are increasingly envisaged as a novel and a relevant strategy in the prevention and treatment of neurological disorders. This is explained not only by their ability to reduce neuroinflammation and to improve memory and cognitive function, but also by their ability to modulate the gut microbiota, which makes...
Source: Trends in Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 March 2017Source: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty AcidsAuthor(s): Grace Y. Sun, Agnes Simonyi, Kevin L. Fritsche, Dennis Y. Chuang, Mark Hannink, Zezong Gu, C. Michael Greenlief, Jeffrey K. Yao, James C. Lee, David Q. BeversdorfAbstractDocosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) enriched in phospholipids in the brain and retina, is known to play multi-functional roles in brain health and diseases. While arachidonic acid (AA) is released from membrane phospholipids by cytosolic phospholipase A2 (cPLA2), DHA is linked to action of the Ca2+-independent...
Source: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids (PLEFA) - Category: Lipidology Source Type: research
Abstract Carbon pricing is an important tool for mitigating climate change. Carbon pricing can have significant health co-benefits. Air pollution from fossil fuels leads to detrimental health effects, including premature mortality, heart attacks, hospitalization from cardiorespiratory conditions, stroke, asthma exacerbations, and absenteeism from school and work, and may also be linked to autism spectrum disorder and Alzheimer's disease. Reduction in fossil fuel combustion through a carbon price can lead to improvements in all these areas of health. It can also improve health by encouraging active transportation c...
Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Can J Public Health Source Type: research
We present an overview of the evidence supporting the importance of dysbiosis in the development of intestinal and neurological diseases. In addition, the usefulness of dietary polyphenols in managing disorders, via modulation of the microbiota-gut-brain axis, is discussed. Key findings and conclusions Dietary polyphenols are increasingly envisaged as a novel and a relevant strategy in the prevention and treatment of neurological disorders. This is explained not only by their ability to reduce neuroinflammation and to improve memory and cognitive function, but also by their ability to modulate the gut microbiota, which mak...
Source: Trends in Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE: The effects of air pollutants have been receiving increased attention both clinically and in the media. One such pollutant is mold, fungal growth in the form of multicellular filaments known as hyphae. The growth of molds is omnipresent not only in outdoor settings but also in indoor environments containing excessive amounts of moisture. METHODS: PubMed was searched for relevant articles using terms such as mold, mycotoxins, fungi, immunity, inflammation, neurodevelopment, cognition, Alzheimer's, and autism. FINDINGS: Exposure to molds is most commonly associated with allergies and asth...
Source: Clinical Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Clin Ther Source Type: research
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