Oct 2017 – Research News

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Did you know that a common parasite is being linked to neurological disorders?

In the new study, though, a team of more than 30 researchers from 16 institutions assessed how T. gondii‘s secreted proteins could impact the neural chemistry of human hosts. This poses the greatest risk to developing fetuses infected in the womb,

For More Information  See:
https://www.sciencealert.com/mind-altering-parasite-transmitted-by-cats-linked-to-several-brain-disorders

Can you eat some animal foods and still have a healthy diet?

A Harvard study found a slightly lower intake of animal foods combined with a higher intake of healthy plant foods was associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease.

For More Information  See:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/well/eat/good-vegan-bad-vegan.html?

Do you like to add lots of salt to your food?

Salt is not all bad, but too much of it can have a serious impact on your cardiovascular health. Reducing our salt intake can seem challenging, however, and new research maps the neurons that make passing up salt so difficult.

For More Information See:
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319569.php

Take a look at this Multimedia Presentation to see your reactions to see how the Arts, Music, and Stories heighten emotion.  It’s a neural turn-on.

The Washington Post constructed this presentation using the ballet “Swan Lake” to show how the brain reacts to the sights, sounds, and story of the ballet.

For More Information See:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/lifestyle/your-brain-on-art/?utm_term=.7ddee1343fcc

Get free resource material for educators, teachers, or parents.

Make history come alive. That makes it interesting, challenging, and so much fun.

The Tippecanoe County Historical Association has a study guide to learn more about Fort Quiatenon in the 1700’s and the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon. There’s some interesting reading material, but it also can be used to plan some games like a “Treasure Hunt “using the computer or craft ideas.

For More Information See:
http://www.tippecanoehistory.org/wp-content/uploads/Fort-Ouiatenon-School-Guide.pdf

http://www.tippecanoehistory.org/

What do you think?  Can a jellyfish sleep?

When we sleep, our brains process memories, cleanse our cells of toxins, and prepare for a new day. A jellyfish doesn’t have a brain. Do you think it sleeps? Find out the real answer.

For More Information See:
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/09/you-don-t-need-brain-sleep-just-ask-jellyfish

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