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Todays Blue Whale (not the past) is the largest ever vertebrate, actually all time.

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Lymphatic vessels cleaning system for the brain and are important for curing Alzheimers, MS and more
brian wang | May 24, 2017 |

Researchers have shown that lymphatic vessels extend into the brain.

It has major implications for a wide variety of brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, stroke and traumatic brain injury.

Researchers have identified two networks: the vessels that lead into and surround the brain, and those within the brain itself. The first is known as the lymphatic system for the brain, while the latter is called the glymphatic system. The “g” added to “lymphatic” refers to glia, the kind of neuron that makes up the lymphatic vessels in the brain. The glymphatic vessels carry cerebrospinal fluid and immune cells into the brain and remove cellular trash from it.

When the systems malfunction, the brain can become clogged with toxins and suffused with inflammatory immune cells. Over decades, this process may play a key rolein Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative illnesses, research suggests. “This is a revolutionary finding,” Nedergaard says. “This system plays a huge role in the health of the brain.”

 

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Europe might have been the birthplace of mankind, not Africa, scientists find

 

 

The last common ancestor we shared with chimps seems to have lived in the eastern Mediterranean – not in East Africa as generally assumed.

 

This bold conclusion comes from a study of Greek and Bulgarian fossils, suggesting that the most mysterious of all ancient European apes was actually a human ancestor, or hominin. However, other researchers remain unconvinced by the claim.

 

Go back 12 or more million years ago and Europe was an ape’s paradise. But, about 10 million years ago, environmental conditions deteriorated and the European apes began to disappear. Apes became largely confined to Africa, splitting there into gorillas, chimpanzees and humans.

 

At least, that’s what most researchers think happened. But in 2012, Nikolai Spassov at the National Museum of Natural History in Sofia, Bulgaria, and his colleagues reported the discovery of an ape tooth from Bulgaria that was just 7 million years old. It was, they said, the youngest European ape fossil yet found.


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Six bars of chocolate a week could cut risk of common heart condition

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The study defined a portion of chocolate as 30g Credit: PA

    Laura Donnelly, Health Editor

23 May 2017 • 10:30pm

Eating up to six bars of chocolate a week could reduce the risk of a potentially heart condition by almost one quarter, a study by Harvard University suggests.

The research on more than 50,000 people found strong links between regularly eating the treat and a reduced risk of suffering a heart flutter.

The strongest association was found among men eating between two and six portions of chocolate a week - with a portion classified as 30g, which is a small bar.

 

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Small study shows probiotics can beat back depression
Michael Franco Michael Franco May 24, 2017
 

 

In March of this year, researchers showed that a probiotic found in yogurt was able to reverse symptoms of anxiety and depression in mice. Now, in a small study involving 44 adults, investigators at McMaster University in Canada have shown a different probiotic can have the same effect in humans.

 

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Cannabis extract reduces seizures in children with rare form of epilepsy
Rich Haridy Rich Haridy May 24, 2017

 

A new clinical trial has revealed strong evidence showing that cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant, significantly reduces the frequency of seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy (Credit: hanohiki/Depositphotos)

As the medical community slowly shakes off the 20th century stigmatization of marijuana, we are finally seeing solid clinical evidence to back up what has long been anecdotally observed. A new clinical trial has provided strong evidence that cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant, significantly reduces the frequency of seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy.

 

http://newatlas.com/...seizures/49707/


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