Nerve finding unravels mystery about communication between the gut and brain

Scientists at Flinders University have, for the first time, identified a specific type of sensory nerve ending in the gut and how these may ‘talk’ to the spinal cord, communicating pain or discomfort to the brain.

This discovery is set to inform the development of new medications to treat problems associated with gut-to-brain communication, paving the way for targeted treatments to mitigate related dysfunction.

While our understanding of the gut’s neurosensory abilities has grown rapidly in recent years, two of the great mysteries have been where and how the different types of sensory nerve endings in the gut lie, and how they are activated.

An important step in answering these questions has been made possible through the development of new techniques by Professor Nick Spencer’s Visceral Neurophysiology laboratory at Flinders University in South Australia.

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Acetylcholine Supplements: Benefits, Side Effects, and Types

In recent years, nootropics, also called smart drugs, have gained popularity among people looking to improve their mental performance.

Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter, or brain chemical, that plays a role in many key aspects of brain function, such as memory, thinking, and learning.

While acetylcholine supplements don’t exist, supplements that may indirectly raise acetylcholine levels have become popular among people interested in nootropics as a way to enhance mental performance.

This article explores the benefits and side effects of acetylcholine supplements, and outlines the best types.

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Japón donó suplementos médicos a China y puso en las cajas un poema budista:
“Tenemos diferentes montañas y ríos, pero compartimos el mismo sol, la misma luna y el mismo cielo”.

Después, China envió mascarillas médicas a Italia y colocó en las cajas un poema de Séneca, antiguo filósofo romano:
“Somos olas del mismo mar, hojas del mismo árbol, flores del mismo jardín”.

 




Quercetin and Vitamin D — Allies Against Coronavirus?

 

 

 

 

 

As the outbreak of novel coronavirus, COVID-19,1 continues to spread around the world,2researchers are feverishly searching for effective remedies. According to a February 15, 2020, Nature article,3 more than 80 clinical trials are underway testing remedies ranging from intravenous vitamin C and stem cells from menstrual blood to HIV drugs and malaria medication.

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Nutraceuticals have potential for boosting the type 1 interferon response to RNA viruses including influenza and coronavirus

NOX2-dependent oxidant production inhibits TLR7 signaling

In light of worldwide concern regarding the recent outbreak of a deadly novel strain of coronavirus in China, it is fortuitous that two recent discoveries point the way to effective nutraceutical measures for potentiating the type 1 interferon response to RNA viruses.

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Can vitamin C cure Coronavirus? scientists separate fact from fiction

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vitamin C is a common remedy that some people believe will cure a common cold and flu. Although it helps us maintain good immune function, there’s little evidence that it can prevent or substantially reduce either of these diseases. But in the midst of the novel coronavirus outbreak, some “influencers” are claiming that taking mega doses of vitamin C can cure COVID-19 (the disease caused by novel coronavirus).

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