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Depression (major depression) Alternative medicine – Mayo Clinic

Posted: August 21, 2016 at 11:12 am

Alternative medicine is the use of a nonconventional approach instead of conventional medicine. Complementary medicine is a nonconventional approach used along with conventional medicine.

Make sure you understand the risks as well as possible benefits if you pursue alternative or complementary therapy. Don’t replace conventional medical treatment or psychotherapy with alternative medicine. When it comes to depression, alternative treatments aren’t a substitute for medical care.

Examples of supplements that are sometimes used for depression include:

Nutritional and dietary products aren’t monitored by the FDA the same way medications are. You can’t always be certain of what you’re getting and whether it’s safe. Also, because some herbal and dietary supplements can interfere with prescription medications or cause dangerous interactions, talk to your health care provider before taking any supplements.

Complementary and alternative medicine practitioners believe the mind and body must be in harmony for you to stay healthy. Examples of mind-body techniques that may be helpful for depression include:

Relying solely on these therapies is generally not enough to treat depression. They may be helpful when used in addition to medication and psychotherapy.

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Singularitarianism /r/Singularitarianism – reddit

Posted: July 29, 2016 at 3:10 am

Welcome to /r/Singularitiarianism

A subreddit devoted to the social, political, and technological movement defined by the belief that deliberate action ought to be taken to ensure that an Intelligence Explosion benefits human civilization.

The theory of Singularitarianism is that our human species is an infant waiting to be born. An infant that is unaware of an outside world beyond the womb. The hope, purpose, and meaning in the creation of greater-than-human intelligence is our will to be born. The birth of humanity, the birth of the infant, is the evolution of the intelligence of our man and machine civilization.

Singularitarianism is a non-religious, decentralized futurist and transhumanist movement. Singularitarianism is faith in scientific skepticism and admiration for the biological phenomenon of human intelligence. From this biological intelligence comes the awe, responsibility, and capability of creating non-biological machine intelligence.

The Singularity places a horizon across humanity’s understanding because we are still discovering the scientific nature of our own intelligence. Not until we understand and improve upon the biological heritage of our intelligence can we begin to understand the meaning of superintelligence. Ultimately, this reverence for universal forms of intelligence and sentience is our safeguard against mysticism, fanaticism, and ideology. Understanding and improving intelligence is simultaneously our greatest imperative and our guiding principle. This movement does not believe in God- but that simply man is a bridge and not an end- that instead we can become the Gods themselves. The human future(s) are infinite.

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Genetic Engineering in Agriculture | Union of Concerned …

Posted: September 10, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Yes. We understand the potential benefits of the technology, and support continued advances in molecular biology, the underlying science. But we are critics of the business models and regulatory systems that have characterized early deployment of these technologies. GE has proved valuable in some areas (as in the contained use of engineered bacteria in pharmaceutical development), and some GE applications could turn out to play a useful role in food production.

Thus far, however, GE applications in agriculture have only made the problems of industrial monocropping worse. Rather than supporting a more sustainable agriculture and food system with broad societal benefits, the technology has been employed in ways that reinforce problematic industrial approaches to agriculture. Policy decisions about the use of GE have too often been driven by biotech industry public relations campaigns, rather than by what science tells us about the most cost-effective ways to produce abundant food and preserve the health of our farmland.

These are a few things policy makers should do to best serve the public interest:

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Transhuman Strategies: Adam Marblestone on Neurobiology Research – Video

Posted: April 4, 2015 at 4:41 am



Transhuman Strategies: Adam Marblestone on Neurobiology Research
Adam Marblestone speaks on what the science community needs to do next to understand the human body. Adam Marblestone is developing new strategies to accelerate brain science. He is currently.

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Bitcoin World: Digital currency gets boost from volatile markets – Video

Posted: March 10, 2015 at 3:48 am



Bitcoin World: Digital currency gets boost from volatile markets
A light-hearted online-platform helps people understand the potential benefits of using the digital money. RT's Lizzie Phelan in Berlin explains how we could…

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Justice || Spoken Word By Diamond Cash – Video

Posted: January 13, 2015 at 4:51 pm



Justice || Spoken Word By Diamond Cash
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DiamondCashRich IG: http://instagram.com/diamondcashrich/ I begin to feel like most Americans don't understand the First Amendment, don't understand the idea of…

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Manuel Rivas – Python for Personal and Population Genome Interpretation – Video

Posted: December 12, 2014 at 11:44 pm



Manuel Rivas – Python for Personal and Population Genome Interpretation
PyData NYC 2014 Over the past five years the drop in DNA sequencing costs has quickly transformed our ability to understand the genome. In this tutorial, we will introduce you to pyPLINK/SEQ,…

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Space Station Live: A Pain in the Back – Video

Posted: November 28, 2014 at 7:45 pm



Space Station Live: A Pain in the Back
NASA Commentator Lori Meggs at the Marshall Space Flight Center speaks with Jojo Sayson, a co-investigator for the Intervertebral Disc Damage study, about research underway to understand the…

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DNA10: A More Elegant Model of DNA – Video

Posted: November 1, 2014 at 11:44 pm



DNA10: A More Elegant Model of DNA
using spheres and planes to understand the many spirals (I think 10 ten) embedded in my more elegant model of DNA.

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Atlas shows how genes affect our metabolism

Posted: May 12, 2014 at 8:44 am

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11-May-2014

Contact: Mark Thomson press.office@sanger.ac.uk 01-223-492-384 Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

In the most comprehensive exploration of the association between genetic variation and human metabolism, researchers have provided unprecedented insights into how genetic variants influence complex disease and drug response through metabolic pathways.

The team has linked 145 genetic regions with more than 400 molecules involved in human metabolism in human blood. This atlas of genetic associations with metabolism provides many new opportunities to understand the molecular pathways underlying associations with common, complex diseases.

Metabolic molecules, known as metabolites, include a wide range of different molecules such as vitamins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleotides. They make up parts of, or are the products of, all biological pathways. This new compendium of associations between genetic regions and metabolite levels provides a powerful tool to identify genes that could be used in drug and diagnostic tests for a wide range of metabolic disorders.

“The sheer wealth of biological information we have uncovered is extraordinary,” says Dr Nicole Soranzo, senior author from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. “It’s exciting to think that researchers can now take this freely available information forward to better understand the molecular underpinnings of a vast range of metabolic associations.”

The team measured the levels of a large number of metabolites, both those already known and many as yet uncharacterised, from many different metabolic pathways.

They found 90 new genetic associations, trebling the figure of known genetic associations with metabolites. In many of the cases where metabolites were known, the team were able to link the molecule to gene function. They mapped genes to their likely substrates or products and linked these to a number of conditions, including hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

They further found that these genetic regions map preferentially to genes that are currently targeted in drug-development programmes. This provides new opportunities to assess genetic influences on drug response, and to assess the potential for existing drugs to treat a wide range of diseases.

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