Eating elderberries can help minimize influenza symptoms — ScienceDaily

Compounds from elderberries can directly inhibit the virus’s entry and replication in human cells, and can help strengthen a person’s immune response to the virus.
— Read on www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190423133644.htm

Links between gut microbes and depression strengthened

The once-wild idea that intestinal bacteria influence mental health has transformed into a major research pursuit.
— Read on www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00483-5

Fecal transplants: The ‘super-donor’ phenomenon — ScienceDaily

Fecal transplants could be used to treat intestinal disorders like inflammatory bowel disease — and perhaps even help prevent Alzheimer’s and cancer — if we can unlock the secrets of the gut-rejuvenating ‘super donor,’ say researchers.
— Read on www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190121103408.htm

Pokeweed Root 2018

I just harvested this two year old beauty and thought someone might like to see what they look like before being chopped up.

Infectious bacteria hibernate to evade antibiotics — ScienceDaily

Researchers have discovered a surprising tactic of pathogenic bacteria when being attacked by antibiotics: hibernation.
— Read on www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180925110025.htm

Gut sense: Neural superhighway conveys messages from gut to brain in milliseconds

Searching for a more direct connection between the gut and the brain, researchers were shocked to see that distance spanned by a single synapse, relaying the signal in less than 100 milliseconds, less than the blink of an eye. The finding has profound implications for the understanding of appetite and appetite suppressants, most of which target slow-acting hormones rather than fast-acting synapses.
— Read on www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180920161011.htm

Yet Another – Newly identified structure in lymph nodes was ‘hiding in plain sight’ – ScienceDaily

For the first time in decades, researchers have identified a new ‘micro-organ’ within the immune system — and they say it’s an important step towards understanding how to make better vaccines.
— Read on www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180822101319.htm

Brain discovery could block aging’s terrible toll on the mind: Faulty brain plumbing to blame in Alzheimer’s, age-related memory loss — and can be fixed — ScienceDaily

Aging vessels connecting the brain and the immune system play critical roles in both Alzheimer’s disease and the decline in cognitive ability that comes with time, new research reveals. By improving the function of the lymphatic vessels, scientists have dramatically enhanced aged mice’s ability to learn and improved their memories. The work may provide doctors an entirely new path to treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease, age-related memory loss and other diseases.
— Read on www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180726085721.htm

This comes as no surprise to me. There are two posts here which are related to this BigPharma “breakthrough”. The first, my experience with Pokeweed (Phylaccto americana) and neurological Lyme disease and thus brain trauma. The second post that relates is the embarrassing “discovery ” of the “interstitial”.

Leg exercise is critical to brain and nervous system

New research shows that using the legs, particularly in weight-bearing exercise, sends signals to the brain that are vital for the production of healthy neural cells. The groundbreaking study fundamentally alters brain and nervous system medicine — giving doctors new clues as to why patients with motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy and other neurological diseases often rapidly decline when their movement becomes limited.
— Read on www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180523080214.htm

International Statistic Of The Year – OMG

earther.com/lawns-are-an-ecological-disaster-1826070720

The Royal Statistical Society even awarded the fact that nearly eight times more Americans are killed by lawnmowers than Islamic terrorists.

Newfound ‘organ’ had been missed by standard method for visualizing anatomy

Researchers have identified a previously unknown feature of human anatomy with implications for the function of all organs, most tissues and the mechanisms of most major diseases.

— Read on www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180327093954.htm