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Resveratrol Oligomers Inhibit Biofilm Formation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Resveratrol Oligomers Inhibit Biofilm Formation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Pseudomonas aeruginosa | Mental Health | Scoop.it

Biofilm formation is closely related to bacterial infection and is also a mechanism of antimicrobial resistance. Hence, the antibiofilm approach provides an alternative to an antibiotic strategy. In this study, the antibiofilm activities of resveratrol (1) and five of its oligomers, namely, ε-viniferin (2), suffruticosol A (3), suffruticosol B (4), vitisin A (5), and vitisin B (6), were investigated against enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA14. Vitisin B (6), a stilbenoid tetramer, was found to inhibit biofilm formation by the two bacteria the most effectively and at 5 μg/mL inhibited E. coli O157:H7 biofilm formation by more than 90%.

 

Jin-Hyung Lee†, Yong-Guy Kim†, Shi Yong Ryu‡, Moo Hwan Cho†, and Jintae LeeJ. Nat. Prod., Article ASAPDOI: 10.1021/np400756gPublication Date (Web): December 20, 2013


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How to Meditate: A Beginner's Guide

How to Meditate: A Beginner's Guide | Mental Health | Scoop.it
The in's and out's of meditation — what it is, why it's used, and the many benefits you can get from practicing it.

 

The word meditation can immediately conjure images of Buddhist monks in saffron robes or new-age beatniks in clouds of incense — which isn’t necessarily untrue. But meditation isn’t about religion per se, or even spirituality, really.

 

Meditation is about training your brain to bring your thoughts and feelings into awareness; it’s about examining who you are and your place in the world; it teaches you to appreciate every moment for what it is. Similar to how we do bicep curls to develop our arms, meditation tones and strengthens the mind.


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Cristina Spiegel's curator insight, October 11, 2013 10:41 AM

Best way to get focused.

The BioSync Team's curator insight, October 20, 2013 3:59 PM

Meditation is about training your brain to bring your thoughts and feelings into awareness; it’s about examining who you are and your place in the world; it teaches you to appreciate every moment for what it is.

—Perry Santanachote


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 21, 2013 4:24 PM

This is an important life skill whoever you are.

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Don’t Wait For a Wake Up Call to Start Living Your Life, Start Now!

Don’t Wait For a Wake Up Call to Start Living Your Life, Start Now! | Mental Health | Scoop.it
We see it time and time again, people go on living life in a state that could be described as robotic until suddenly something major happens in their life that kicks them into LIVING.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, October 11, 2013 9:06 PM

Are you letting excuses like “I’m just not ready” or “I don’t have enough money” or “I am too busy” or “The right thing hasn’t presented yet” sidetrack you?


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6 Simple Steps to Eliminate Excuses

6 Simple Steps to Eliminate Excuses | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Fear is what fuels excuses. We start making excuses when we are afraid how someone will react to something we say or do.

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3 Ways Your Comfort Zone Is Restricting Your Life

3 Ways Your Comfort Zone Is Restricting Your Life | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Your comfort zone can often be created through actual self-delusion. You tell yourself that there are no better alternatives, that you're helpless to change the situation, and in it lies a certain comfort.

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Patricia Clason's curator insight, October 12, 2013 8:04 PM

Something to think about - when was the last time you ventured beyond your comfort zone?

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Daniel Goleman on Science of Attention and Focus: In-Depth Interview

Daniel Goleman on Science of Attention and Focus: In-Depth Interview | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Joshua Freedman and Daniel Goleman discuss his new book, FOCUS on the science of learning to pay attention as a leader, & in life. In-depth interview.

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Patricia Clason's curator insight, October 13, 2013 8:48 AM

What has you distracted? Great Interview with Daniel Goleman. Auto-pilot can be destructive. Use your FULL ATTENTION - FOCUS! 

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We could all use a little self-improvement, really

We could all use a little self-improvement, really | Mental Health | Scoop.it

We could all used a little self-improvement, really. #sanfrancisco #sfc #usfca


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IBM Researcher Can Build A Detailed Personality Profile Of You Based On 200 Tweets

IBM Researcher Can Build A Detailed Personality Profile Of You Based On 200 Tweets | Mental Health | Scoop.it
IBM researcher Michelle Zhou says she can accurately evaluate a person's personality by analyzing as few as 200 tweets, Dean Takahashi of VentureBeat reports.

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7 Things Really Amazing Communicators Do

7 Things Really Amazing Communicators Do | Mental Health | Scoop.it

It doesn't matter whether you are in the business of delivering products or services--either way, your success depends heavily on communication. When things go wrong, you can almost always trace the problem to a breakdown in communication. And when things go right, it's usually great communicators who helped create the successful results. It's a necessary skill in every aspect of business, social and family life. How you communicate will determine if you lead, command respect, earn trust and are well liked. Poor communicators will suffer from confusion, low self-esteem and frustration.


Many of you have experienced great communicators such as Presidents Reagan and Clinton, and most of you have suffered through that boring lecture or maddening argument from a person who just couldn't make their point in a way you could comprehend. No need for you to be the offender. Just emulate these seven traits, and you'll rise to your highest potential and enjoy life along the way.


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Want to be successful? You have to communicate effectively. Here are 7 practices to master.

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Hypnosis Exercise to Release Stress, Anxiety, and Pain

Hypnosis Exercise to Release Stress, Anxiety, and Pain | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Try out this new and unique hypnosis exercise designed to release stress, anxiety, and pain.

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Get Over Yourself: How Your Ego Sabotages Your Creativity

Get Over Yourself: How Your Ego Sabotages Your Creativity | Mental Health | Scoop.it

An inflated ego can surface in the most subtle ways. Know the difference between confidence and arrogance so you can do your best creative work.


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Very Interesting: You Are Not So Smart Podcast: The Psychology of Arguing

Very Interesting: You Are Not So Smart Podcast: The Psychology of Arguing | Mental Health | Scoop.it

 

Reasoning is generally seen as a means to improve knowledge and make better decisions. However, much evidence shows
that reasoning often leads to epistemic distortions and poor decisions. This suggests that the function of reasoning should be rethought.


... the function of reasoning is argumentative. It is to devise and evaluate arguments intended to persuade.


Reasoning so conceived is adaptive given the exceptional dependence of humans on communication and their vulnerability to misinformation.

 

A wide range of evidence in the psychology of reasoning and decision making can be reinterpreted and better explained in the light of this hypothesis.

 

Poor performance in standard reasoning tasks is explained by the lack of argumentative context.

 

When the same problems are placed in a proper argumentative setting, people turn out to be skilled arguers.

 

Skilled arguers, however, are not after the truth but after arguments supporting their views. This explains the notorious confirmation bias.


This bias is apparent not only when people are actually arguing, but also when they are reasoning proactively from the perspective
of having to defend their opinions.

 

Reasoning so motivated can distort evaluations and attitudes and allow erroneous beliefs to persist.

 

Proactively used reasoning also favors decisions that are easy to justify but not necessarily better.

 

In all these instances traditionally described as failures or flaws, reasoning does exactly what can be expected of an argumentative device:

Look for arguments that support a given conclusion, and, ceteris paribus, favor conclusions for which arguments can be found.

 

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"David McRaney is a journalist and self-described psychology nerd. He's the author of the books You Are Not So Smart and You Are Now Less Dumb. He has written for several publications, including The Atlantic and Psychology Today. He lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi."
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16 Ways to Get Motivated and Break out of the Slump

16 Ways to Get Motivated and Break out of the Slump | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Even the most motivated of us — you, me, Tony Robbins — can feel unmotivated at times.

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The Habits of Happiness

What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.


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5 Ways To Become More Resilient

5 Ways To Become More Resilient | Mental Health | Scoop.it
By Therese Borchard The opposite of depression is not happiness, according to Peter Kramer, author of "Against Depression" and "Listening to Prozac," it is resilience: the ability to cope with life’s frustrations without falling apart.

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JettRay's curator insight, October 13, 2013 8:02 AM

No brainers? The last one may surprise you....or not. :)

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10 Ways to Evolve & Be a Better Person - PsychCentral.com (blog)

10 Ways to Evolve & Be a Better Person - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Mental Health | Scoop.it
10 Ways to Evolve & Be a Better Person
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10 Ways to Evolve & Be a Better Person. By Joyce Marter, LCPC. “What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization.” ~Abraham Maslow.

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Electrovista's curator insight, October 13, 2013 2:08 PM

Practice gratitude and acceptance...

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I could do a better job practicing gratitude and acceptance... Thanks for your sharing Ron and for your comments Renata! :-)
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IBM Teaming Up With Universities To Advance Cognitive Computing

IBM Teaming Up With Universities To Advance Cognitive Computing | Mental Health | Scoop.it

IBM is working to extend the capabilities of cognitive computing systems like Watson, and is engaging the support of four university research programs to help. The project partners include Carnegie Mellon University, MIT, New York University and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


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Clinical hypnosis can reduce hot flashes after menopause

Clinical hypnosis can reduce hot flashes after menopause | Mental Health | Scoop.it
Clinical hypnosis can effectively reduce hot flashes and associated symptoms among post-menopausal women, according to a new study.

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Christian Poggiolesi's comment, April 22, 2013 10:33 AM
Le "vampate di calore" o "calori notturni" rientrano nelle manifestazioni più tipiche della menopausa, vengono percepite come una sensazione di forte calore accompagnata da sudorazioni e tachicardia e possono risultare estremamente fastidiose. Le 187 partecipanti allo studio hanno riportato, dopo circa 5 sessioni di ipnosi, la scomparsa o la diminuzione in media dell'80% delle "vampate di calore", senza dover ricorrere alle tradizionali terapie ormonali, che comportano potenziali effetti dannosi per la salute. Una ricerca interessante da tenere d'occhio. Che ne pensate?
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How The iPad Can Promote The Development Of Non-Cognitive Skills

How The iPad Can Promote The Development Of Non-Cognitive Skills | Mental Health | Scoop.it
How The iPad Can Promote The Development Of Non-Cognitive Skills

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