Blocking serotonin, adrenaline treats anxiety, brain damage due to alcohol “addiction”

Over the last 2 decades a large number of studies have come out demonstrating that the withdrawal symptoms in “addicts” are due largely due to elevated serotonin and adrenaline. As such, drugs such as cyproheptadine, clonidine, propranolol, etc have been successfully used off-label for treating withdrawal symptoms. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2178473 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6907020 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00421401 Now, a new study adds … Read more Blocking serotonin, adrenaline treats anxiety, brain damage due to alcohol “addiction”

The (remarkable) intelligence of plants

I made a few posts in the past about the altruism of plants, as well as their apparent consciousness (affected by anesthesia) despite the fact that they do not have a nervous system. The article below describes additional experiments demonstrating that plants are apparently capable of a number of stunning feats that make them look … Read more The (remarkable) intelligence of plants

The Linguistic Genius of Prairie Dogs

A nice article showing that the one of the most uniquely human aspect of our existence – language – is actually a capacity that much “lower” animals possess as well, and may be even more adept than us at using. Apparently, prairie dogs are not only capable of verbalizing sentences with just about the same … Read more The Linguistic Genius of Prairie Dogs

The (in)famous condition “chemo brain” may be simply a state of low DHEA

The condition known as “chemo brain” is notorious among cancer survivors and many other patients undergoing toxic interventions with chemotherapy and may affect up to 85% of cancer patients. It amounts to severe cognitive dysfunction, memory problems, and even personality changes that result in the patient becoming completely dependent and often unable to care for … Read more The (in)famous condition “chemo brain” may be simply a state of low DHEA