The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease: The Role of Maternal Nutrition

By Kaitlin Carson Are alterations in diet during pregnancy enough to change the course of offspring development? Insights from the Dutch Hunger Winter, a famine that occurred near the end of World War II in which food supplies were severely restricted for a period of 5 months, have helped us address the effects of diet … Continue reading The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease: The Role of Maternal Nutrition

Treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): Is surgery an option?

By Rachel Kallus, PsyD Over the last few years, organizing has evolved from your least favorite chore to a trendy topic on social media, Netflix reality shows, and loads of advertisements. Organizing icons and brands like Marie Kondo and The Container Store have become household names we refer to constantly. With people spending more time … Continue reading Treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): Is surgery an option?

Key to a Healthy Mind is a Glass of Wine

By Savanna Ledford Anti-inflammatory properties of wine may protect you from Alzheimer’s Disease. From Olivia Lerche, Daily Express The Power of Wine             Research has shown that wine, the drink of choice for some when unwinding from a mentally exhausting day, may have a larger role for our health. What would you think if I … Continue reading Key to a Healthy Mind is a Glass of Wine

A Neuroscientific Perspective of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

By Nicole Lookfong The COVID-19 pandemic has created psychological consequences within the population, such as an increased risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), by way of chronic stress, increased perception of threats, rising mortality rate, and limited resources1. Normally, the prevalence of PTSD in the United States is 7-8%, with individuals experiencing symptoms such … Continue reading A Neuroscientific Perspective of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Food for Thought: How Diet Can Affect Your Brain

By Rebecca Fleeman We are consistently told that throughout our lives we should “eat right and exercise”. Ask anyone why diet and physical activity are important, and they will likely respond with answers on disease prevention and longevity. The general public is largely aware that a bad diet can lead to weight gain, and that … Continue reading Food for Thought: How Diet Can Affect Your Brain

A Tale of Two Studies: The effects of APOE at the blood brain barrier in Alzheimer’s disease

By Stephanie Baringer It is always exciting for scientists to see their research interests published in high impact journals, such as Nature, Cell, and Science. One can imagine my excitement when two articles that focused on the blood brain barrier (BBB) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) were published in Nature within about a month of each … Continue reading A Tale of Two Studies: The effects of APOE at the blood brain barrier in Alzheimer’s disease

The Re-Introduction of Psychedelics in Medicine

By Rahul Nachnani Millions of patients are struggling with treatment-resistant psychiatric diseases including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and addiction. These folks often go through numerous rounds of medications, therapies, providers, and are understandably frustrated with the lack of progress in their mental health and recovery. In an ideal setting, rather than months of ring-around-the-pharmacy, … Continue reading The Re-Introduction of Psychedelics in Medicine

The Hype Behind Supplements for Your Brain

By Mariam Melkumyan A few months ago, I was shopping at CVS and came across a stand that caught my attention. It was a stand full of brain support supplements with labels including “Brain Armor”, “Brain Fog Capsule”, “Brain Performance”, “All-Day Focus”. Later on, my brother brought up the brain supplement by Qualia, saying that … Continue reading The Hype Behind Supplements for Your Brain