Miscalibrated humor. Science threads. Biologist. 🧪, 🔬 and 🖥️ research: aging, ☢️ stress, 🌿chemistry, 🌊🐻, circadian 🕑 and 🛌. Dreaming of ♟️.
Jun 7 • 10 tweets • 10 min read
1/ "Fits at Chess" might seem like a punchline, but it's a real health concern 🧠. I've been exploring research papers on the negative effects of #Chess on well-being, societies, and ecosystems, and found the first report of chess triggering #epilepsy from 1965. #NorwayChess2/ These cases fall into a category of reflex #epilepsy - seizures are activated by specific, identifiable triggers. Such triggers can be external (flashing lights, hot water 🚿), internal (emotions, thought 💭), or a mix of both. #chess#NorwayChess#neuroscience#brain
Jun 5 • 4 tweets • 5 min read
1/4 Here we go! Chess eats your 🧠 gray matter!
"Grey matter volume and cortical thickness were reduced in chess players compared with those of control men in the occipitotemporal junction and precunei." #Chess#chesspunks#NorwayChess2/4 Chess is a silent "killer" of 🧠 cortex locally.
💊 Older adults make up 56% of the global cancer population, yet they're just 40% of participants in new cancer therapy trials. The underrepresentation of this key demographic in clinical trials is a major concern. #clinicaltrials#healthcare#aging
💊Trials biased towards younger patients without comorbidities and multiple prescription drugs yield cleaner datasets but may not provide sufficient evidence on drug safety and efficacy for older populations. 2/3 #ClinicalTrials#aging#healthcare