Life Sciences October 2019

    A selection of several articles related to Life Sciences published in September & October (74aH*)





  • Osteocalcin, plays a key role in the stress response

    A recent study shows that rather than adrenaline, another hormone, osteocalcin, plays a key role in the stress response. The skeleton releases osteocalcin into the blood to affect the pancreas, brain, muscles and other organs.



    Regions of the brain associated with lefthandedness

    Four regions of the brain have been associated with lefthandedness. These genetic effects are linked with differences in the connections between areas related to the language. In left-handed people language areas of the left and right sides of the brain communicate with each other in a more coordinated way. The hallmarks of the future development of handedness start appearing in the brain in the womb.



    The speed of walking reveals the health of the brain

    Slow walkers have accelerated aging on a 19-step scale, even when the study is about 45-year-olds. The neurocognitive tests of these people, as children, could predict their walking speed at age 45.



    Benefits of physical and mental activity while getting older

    There are many benefits to remaining physically and mentally active as people get older. But excessive mental activity could be harmful according to a study on postmortem brain tissue from extremely long-lived people compared to people who died in their 60s and 70s. The difference is the level of a protein called REST which is also protective against Alzheimer’s disease.



    Breathing can affect the cleansing of the brain

    The cerebrospinal fluid flows into the brain and washes away waste material. The flow is driven by the heartbeat and the breath. The amount of fluid volume is far greater for a breathing cycle than for a heartbeat. Deep breaths carry more volume than fast, shallow breathing.



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    (74aH*) : August 6th is the anniversary of the atomic bomb explosion on Hiroshima in 1945.
    This date represents the entrance of Humanity into the age of Revelation (Apocalypsis).
    Thus, since August 6, 2019, we are in 74 aH, (meanning 74 after Hiroshima).
    It is also an “atheist” and universal calendar to replace the existing “monotheist”, religious and non universal calendars.