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Impressive life science research that would not have been possible w/o machine vision #AI (that they developed)
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400,000 fly videos-> whole #brain maps for gene expression + anatomical basis of 14 traits @CellCellPress @HHMIJanelia Kristin Branson 1/3
@CellCellPress @HHMIJanelia Beyond DeepLabCut, new #AI software to do that is DeepPoseKit elifesciences.org/articles/47994… @eLife #deeplearning from flies to giraffes 2/3
@CellCellPress @HHMIJanelia @eLife This week @NatureNews reviewed these #AI machine vision tools: "Deep learning powers a motion-tracking revolution"
by @robertakwok #openaccess
nature.com/articles/d4158… 3/3
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#MECFS patients face disbelief that they are sick

Many #MECFS patients are told that they are simply tired, stressed, anxious, depressed, lazy or malingering

How can #pwME respond to such disbelief and lack of understanding??????

See thread below:
2. Below are 7 evidence-based scientifically supported findings that you can use to inform those who dont understand that #MECFS is a multi-organ, systemic and severely debilitating illness

From a lovely review by @HarvardAskDrK in @JAMA_current
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3. #pwME have deficiencies in 3 organs important for the body's hormonal balances called the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis

Importantly, the deficiencies observed in #MECFS patients are quite different to that seen in #depression
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#Euroglia 2019 in #Porto (PT) has just published the Meeting Program.
Very much looking forward to be there! #GliaMeeting #NetworkGlia #glia
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New in this edition:
To promote interactions between speakers and attendants, the program includes a session called “meet the speakers”. The sessions will take place during the lunch breaks from Thursday to Saturday; glia2019.eu/?s=meet-the-sp…
What about the Posters in #Euroglia 2019 ??
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Wow! 👉 This team found that 84% of patients w/ acute ischemic #stroke had bacterial DNA in their blood clots removed from the #brain ☝️oral #pathogen viridans streptococci (already connected to #endocarditis) was the most common organism identified in the #blood clots
Here is the paper itself which states 👉 “We found DNA of viridans streptococci in most aspired thrombi of patients with acute ischemic #stroke, which suggests that oral bacteria may have a role in the cause of #cerebrovascular disease.”
Also 👉 “Repeated transient bacteremia, caused by poor dental care or bacterial #infections, may trap pathogens in atherosclerotic plaques and promote rupture of the plaques”: ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/JA…
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On defining #creativity @rexjung :

Distinct from #intelligence – a superhighway; #creativity as a slow meandering process down dirt road / side road

Must be both #novel and @useful – beyond simple #utility – something #new within a social context. Unexpected links ✨🤓✨
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This Mother's Day, breast health advocates’ daughters share how their moms have inspired them.

#MothersDay #MothersDay2019 #BreastCancerAwareness #breastcancer #HealthCare #GEHealth

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When a mammogram missed Jacquelyn’s breast cancer due to her dense breast tissue, she learned about this technology

#BreastCancerAwareness #breastcancer #mammography #mammogram #technology #HealthCare #GEHealth

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A 1,000-square-foot medical clinic in the Andes Mountains is transforming rural healthcare

In the mountains of #Peru, a husband and wife run a #Quechuan-speaking center where patients pay what they can and are never turned away due to a lack of resources

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In July 1969 the Apollo 11 astronauts conducting several tasks during extravehicular activity (EVA) operations on the surface of the moon. The EVA lasted approximately 2.5 hours with all scientific activities being completed satisfactorily. #OneGiantLeap

#Apollo11 landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

That's #OneSmallStep for [a] man, #OneGiantLeap for mankind.

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Incredibly important hypothesis piece published today 👉 “Proposed here is a theory that #microorganisms from within the #brain and elsewhere in the body contribute to the long-term #neurological deterioration characteristic of traumatic brain injury”: sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
From paper 👉 1. “First, since the normal human #brain is not sterile, but is host to a variety of microorganisms, blows to the #skull may dislodge them from their accustomed local environments, in which they have been living in quiet equilibrium with neighboring #brain cells”
2. “2nd, upon impact commensal #microbes already resident on surfaces of the nose, mouth + eyes, and potentially harmful organisms from the environment, may gain access to the #brain through the distal ends of the olfactory + optic #nerves or even a disrupted blood-brain barrier”
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[#ALLin1HOUR]

Happy #EarthDay, America! 🎉

Learn how the Energy Department, National Labs, and sites help make the world more sustainable. ⚡

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More people are experiencing severe food allergies than ever before

#food #health

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The Pentagon thinks bugs could hold the secrets to conscious experience.

#consciousness #physics #philosophy #brain #ArtificialIntelligence #AI #robots #DARPA

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18 myths & misconceptions of Post-Exertional Malaise #PEM in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome #MECFS

#PEM (aka PENE, "flare" or “crash”) is seriously debilitating symptom caused by exercise

#SickNotWeak #SickNotTired #pwME #chronicillness #medtwitter #MedEd
1. #PEM is just tiredness

No

#pwME experience <pathological> fatigue after #exercise which can be long-lasting and includes debilitating fatigue, flu-like symptoms, cognitive impairment, #sleep disturbance

@PNASNews #MECFS #MyalgicE #MedEd #medtwitter
pnas.org/content/114/6/…
2. #PEM is not a real

No

“there exists no medical condition.. where exertion.. causes #immune/ inflammatory-related symptoms like sore throat, tender lymph nodes, or flu-like feelings, yet 60%.. of.. [#pwME].. reported these symptoms”

@PLOSONE #MECFS
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1/ Here it is, the culmination of many hours of research - our published paper describing a genetic analysis of depression using data from over 2 million people.
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2/ We firstly analysed DNA data from 800,000 people from @uk_biobank, @23andMeResearch and @PGCgenetics and identified 102 independent variants associated with #depression.
3/ In an independent replication dataset of 1.3 million people, all of the 102 depression variants had an effect in the same direction, 87 were significant after applying Bonferroni correction and 56 passed the threshold for genome-wide significance.
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The 10 publications below provide scientific evidence that patients with #MECFS have #brain abnormalities in #neuroinflammation, #metabolism, #neurological connections and blood perfusion

#pwME suffer from #chronicillness

#pwME are #SickNotWeak
1. These studies “provide evidence of #neuroinflammation in #MECFS.. as well as evidence of the possible contribution of neuroinflammation to the pathophysiology of #MECFS

#pwME

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2. This Australian study found abnormalities in the #brain MRIs and peripheral Blood Pressure and Heart Rate in #MECFS patients including the Vasomotor centre, midbrain and hypothalamus

#pwME

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I'm excited to announce my new position as the Director of the Stanford-Synapse Brainwave Learning Center! My new role is central to a unique partnership between the Educational Neuroscience Initiative @Stanford and @SynapseSchool (an independent K-8 school).
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Since I began my training in educational #neuroscience, I have been adamant that progress in this field would require people specifically trained in #mind, #brain and #education to take positions outside of the traditional academic track & focus on challenges unique to MBE.
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We need spaces dedicated to rigorously investigating the questions at the heart of #MBE, where stakeholders (researchers, teachers, parents, administrators, and students) can work together. I am thrilled to be involved in first-of-its-kind initiative that does just that.
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Remember that #depression and #anxiety both come from a misunderstanding about how the brain works. The #brain is a "comparison machine". It doesn't know how to do anything else. It compares every experience you are having to other experiences you've had or could be having.
It's your job to remind the brain that it only sees things in black & white (& based on assumptions). You're not your brain (it's a tool). ALL thoughts are based on an incomplete picture (a half-truth). Reminding yourself that your thoughts aren't fact, that they're only half the
picture, allows you to keep yourself in a state of awareness. The reason #DepressionIsReal is because we believe our thoughts ARE reality - they are not. Thoughts are fragments of information, used by the brain to develop context. The greater the context, the greater the #wisdom.
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76 yr old Mom needs help gofundme.com/76-yr-old-mom-…
Please read my mom's gofundme & help in any way possible. We are struggling to survive. RTs help. 😭
In 2011 I was bitten by a tick (after being on antibiotics for 19 yrs). My rescue dog was bitten & died the next day. Wasn't treated for 11 mos- I had E. Chaffeensis, Rickettsia, & prob.#Lyme in spinal fluid & brain. Caught Coxsackie B4, cousin of polio & lost most use of L side.
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10-20% of pregnant women experience depression and/or anxiety during the perinatal period. (peri=around, natal=birth). #MaternalMHMatters #PerinatalMentalHealth
Maternal prenatal stress has been associated with a range of negative outcomes in the baby.. such as obstetric outcomes (e.g. preterm birth, low birth weight), emotional outcomes, behavioural outcomes and cognitive outcomes. Review: sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
The biological basis for this is still poorly understood. More research is needed in this area to help identify early markers (as well as protective factors) and to help inform early interventions to ensure the best possible outcome for the mother and the baby.
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