Insights from ME/CFS May Help Unravel the Pathogenesis of Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome

New paper by: Anthony L. Komaroff 1 and W. Ian Lipkin 2 1 Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’sHospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA2 Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, ColumbiaUniversity, New York, NY Available here from 7 June 2021 Journal Pre-proofDOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molmed.2021.06.002 Citation: A.L. Komaroff andContinue reading “Insights from ME/CFS May Help Unravel the Pathogenesis of Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome”

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome as a breakdown of homeostasis

David F Marks published on 31 May 2021 here Abstract Homeostasis is a fundamental physiological principle that ensures equilibrium, stability and safety of the organism in a continuously changing and potentially life-threatening environment. This article introduces a new theory of the aetiology of ME/CFS that hypothesises that ME/CFS is caused by a breakdown of homeostasisContinue reading “Myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome as a breakdown of homeostasis”

Towards a comprehensive theory of obesity and a healthy diet: The causal role of oxidative stress in food addiction and obesity

Review published in Behavioural Brain Research Volume 384, 20 April 2020, 112560 written by: Tobore Onojighofia Tobore Independent Scholar, San Diego 92110, United States ShareCite https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2020.112560 Get rights and content Abstract Background Obesity is a major public health problem whose prevalence has been rapidly increasing in the United States (U.S), and globally. It is one ofContinue reading “Towards a comprehensive theory of obesity and a healthy diet: The causal role of oxidative stress in food addiction and obesity”

How is obesity associated with happiness? Evidence from China

Abstract Yiwei Liu, Ling Xu, Aaron Hagedorn First Published October 11, 2020  Research Articlehttps://doi.org/10.1177/1359105320962268 Liu Y, Xu L, Hagedorn A. How is obesity associated with happiness? Evidence from China. Journal of Health Psychology. October 2020. doi:10.1177/1359105320962268rticle information  Abstract Happiness is a universal goal that people pursue. Studies of the relationship between obesity and happiness have shown mixed findings. ItContinue reading “How is obesity associated with happiness? Evidence from China”

Body mass index trajectories during mid to late life and risks of mortality and cardiovascular outcomes: Results from four prospective cohorts

Yun-JiuChengab1 Zhen-GuangChenc1 Su-HuaWuab1 Wei-YiMeiab Feng-JuanYaod MingZhange Dong-LingLuof ShareCite https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2021.100790 Get rights and content Citation: Cheng, Y. J., Chen, Z. G., Wu, S. H., Mei, W. Y., Yao, F. J., Zhang, M., & Luo, D. L. (2021). Body mass index trajectories during mid to late life and risks of mortality and cardiovascular outcomes: Results from fourContinue reading “Body mass index trajectories during mid to late life and risks of mortality and cardiovascular outcomes: Results from four prospective cohorts”

Total Wake: Natural, Pathological, and Experimental Limits to Sleep Reduction

New Mini Review Article in Frontiers in Neuroscience by: Yuri Panchin1,2 and Vladimir M. Kovalzon1,3* 1Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia 2Department of Mathematical Methods in Biology, Belozersky Institute, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia 3Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia Front. Neurosci., 07 April 2021Continue reading “Total Wake: Natural, Pathological, and Experimental Limits to Sleep Reduction”

ME/CFS as a Breakdown in Homeostasis

Here I present a new theory of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), a disabling and complex illness affecting millions of people worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines ME/CFS as follows: People with ME/CFS are often not able to do their usual activities. At times, ME/CFS may confine them to bed. PeopleContinue reading “ME/CFS as a Breakdown in Homeostasis”

The reactive scope model—a new model integrating homeostasis, allostasis, and stress.

Romero, L. M., Dickens, M. J., & Cyr, N. E. (2009). The reactive scope model—a new model integrating homeostasis, allostasis, and stress. Hormones and behavior, 55(3), 375-389. Abstract Allostasis, the concept of maintaining stability through change, has been proposed as a term and a model to replace the ambiguous term of stress, the concept of adequately orContinue reading “The reactive scope model—a new model integrating homeostasis, allostasis, and stress.”

Vividness, Consciousness, and Mental Imagery: Making the Missing Links across Disciplines and Methods

Guest Editor: Amedeo D’Angiulli https://www.mdpi.com/journal/brainsci/special_issues/Vividness_Consciousness_Imagery All articles can be accessed freely online. Marks, D.F. I Am Conscious, Therefore, I Am: Imagery, Affect, Action, and a General Theory of Behavior. Brain Sci. 2019, 9(5), 107; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci9050107. Views: 2082, Downloads: 1277, Citations: 2, Altmetrics: 2 https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/9/5/107 Lefebvre, E.; D’Angiulli, A. Imagery-Mediated Verbal Learning Depends on Vividness–Familiarity Interactions:Continue reading “Vividness, Consciousness, and Mental Imagery: Making the Missing Links across Disciplines and Methods”

Sleep function and synaptic homeostasis

Tononi, G., & Cirelli, C. (2006). Sleep function and synaptic homeostasis. Sleep medicine reviews, 10(1), 49-62. Summary This paper reviews a novel hypothesis about the functions of slow wave sleep—the synaptic homeostasis hypothesis. According to the hypothesis, plastic processes occurring during wakefulness result in a net increase in synaptic strength in many brain circuits. The role ofContinue reading “Sleep function and synaptic homeostasis”