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    • GABA(B) receptor-dependent bidirectional regulation of critical period ocular dominance plasticity in cats 

      Cai, Shanshan; Fischer, Quentin S.; He, Yu; Zhang, Li; Liu, Hanxiao; Daw, Nigel W.; Yang, Yupeng (PLOS, 2017-06-29)
      Gama amino butyric acid (GABA) inhibition plays an important role in the onset and offset of the critical period for ocular dominance (OD) plasticity in the primary visual cortex. Previous studies have focused on the ...
    • Gene expression patterns in visual cortex during the critical period: Synaptic stabilization and reversal by visual deprivation 

      Van Wart, Audra; Lyckman, Alvin W.; Horng, Sam; Leamey, Catherine A.; Tropea, Daniela; Watakabe, Akiya; McCurry, Cortina; Yamamori, Tetsuo; Sur, Mriganka (National Academy of Sciences, 2008-07)
      The mapping of eye-specific, geniculocortical inputs to primary visual cortex (V1) is highly sensitive to the balance of correlated activity between the two eyes during a restricted postnatal critical period for ocular ...
    • Genetic determinants restricting the reassortment of heterologous NSP2 genes into the simian rotavirus SA11 genome 

      Mingo, Rebecca; Zhang, Shu; Long, Courtney P.; LaConte, Leslie E. W.; McDonald, Sarah M. (Springer Nature, 2017-08-24)
      Rotaviruses (RVs) can evolve through the process of reassortment, whereby the 11 double-stranded RNA genome segments are exchanged among strains during co-infection. However, reassortment is limited in cases where the genes ...
    • Get the Facts - Carbs 

      Heilmann, Adam (Virginia Tech, 2016-09-30)
      Myth: Carbs are bad. Fact: Okay this one really bugs me. With the fad diets exploding over the past few years, I have been told this statement more times than I would like to count. I think the biggest culprit of the ...
    • Get the Facts - Counting Calories 

      Heilmann, Adam (Virginia Tech, 2016-11-25)
      MYTH: Counting calories is: • A waste of time • For women • For people on “diets” • Not feasible • Too difficult • Not important • Confusing FACT: This week’s article will be more of a recount of my own experiences ...
    • Get the Facts - Eating Fruit... 

      Heilmann, Adam (Virginia Tech, 2016-10-07)
      Myth: You need to eat fruit to be healthy. Fact: This is one of my favorites only because people automatically assume I must eat tons of fruits and veggies. On the contrary, I personally have never eaten a fruit other ...
    • Get the Facts - Protein Supplements 

      Heilmann, Adam (Virginia Tech, 2016-12-09)
      Myth: Protein supplements will destroy my kidneys, will make me fat, will make me bulky, are only for bodybuilders, are like steroids, and will make me crazy. Fact: I have heard these statements from different people ...
    • Get the Facts - Supplemental Protein 

      Heilmann, Adam (Virginia Tech, 2016-10-14)
      Myth: If I take supplemental protein without working out, it will make me fat. Fact: I want to start by saying if you begin eating more of anything without replacing something else with it or adding more exercise to ...
    • Get the Facts - Thanksgiving Recovery 

      Heilmann, Adam (Virginia Tech, 2016-12-02)
      Myth: Thanksgiving dinner was so bad that now I must diet and exercise for weeks to catch up. Facts: If you celebrate Thanksgiving, it can sometimes feel more like a binge eating holiday than a giving thanks holiday. ...
    • Get the Facts: Age and Losing Weight 

      Heilmann, Adam (Virginia Tech, 2017-03-31)
      Myth: I can’t lose weight because of my age/ “oh you are fit because you are young” Fact: A statement that I hear often that really frustrates me is when older adults who are overweight or not in the best shape ...
    • Get the Facts: Burning Fat without Losing Muscle 

      Heilmann, Adam (Virginia Tech, 2017-02-10)
      Fact: In a perfect world, we could go to the gym for 30 minutes and gain massive amounts of muscle while burning away all the fat. Unfortunately, this does not happen. Similar to other areas of the body, there is a balance ...
    • Get the Facts: Creatine 

      Heilmann, Adam (Virginia Tech, 2017-04-07)
      Myth: You need to take creatine to get big, or, creatine is like steroids and will make you big. Fact: Creatine is one of the most popular supplements among gym bros. If you ask most people why they have creatine as a ...
    • Get the Facts: Going to a Gym is the Only Way…. 

      Heilmann, Adam (Virginia Tech, 2017-03-17)
      Myth: The only way to get exercise is running or lifting weights at a gym Fact: One of the many reasons some do not begin or continue a workout plan is because of the idea that you need to lift weights or do cardio at ...
    • Get The Facts: How to Build Muscle 

      Heilmann, Adam (Virginia Tech, 2017-01-27)
      Facts (not alternate): Most people who aim to lose fat as their fitness goal also want to increase their muscle mass. People want to "have a butt" or "get big" but their workout routine doesn't always match that goal. ...
    • Get The Facts: Juice Cleanse 

      Heilmann, Adam (Virginia Tech, 2017-01-13)
      Myth: A juice cleanse diet will detoxify my liver and clear out chemicals from my body. Fact: This myth relates to a previous Wellness Weekly on processed and organics foods. Hundreds if not thousands take up a "juice ...
    • Get the Facts: Meals Per Day 

      Heilmann, Adam (Virginia Tech, 2016-10-28)
      Myth: In order to lose weight, I have to have _ meals per day and eat _ number of carbs right off the bat. Fact: This myth plays off of many of the topics talked about in previous issues of Wellness Weekly. I will break ...
    • Get The Facts: New Year’s Resolution 

      Heilmann, Adam (Virginia Tech, 2017-01-20)
      Myth: To stick to my new year's resolution of going to the gym, I must start going as much as possible right away. Fact: New Year's resolutions are great. Everyone makes them in one form or another. Whether it be "I ...
    • Get The Facts: Processed Foods 

      Heilmann, Adam (Virginia Tech, 2017-01-06)
      Myth: Processed foods are horrible for you and organic foods are the healthiest option available. Fact: The wave of fad diets introduced the layman to words such as processed and organic foods. Since these terms became ...
    • Get the Facts: Training for a Run 

      Heilmann, Adam (Virginia Tech, 2017-03-03)
      Myth: To train for a run, you just run. Fact: Many will say, to train for a marathon, half marathon, 5k or a sprint, you just do it until it gets easier. There is some truth to this but it is extremely oversimplified ...
    • Get the Facts: Veggies & Protein 

      Heilmann, Adam (Virginia Tech, 2016-11-11)
      Myth: Vegetarians/Vegans do not get enough protein and are weak/cannot build muscle. Fact: Vegetarian/vegan diets have been long debated as incomplete in nutritional value and have been looked down upon especially in ...