RESISTANCE isn’t futile, especially when it comes to Alzheimer’s. Some people’s brains can withstand the ravages of the disease by elongating the connections between brain cells â€“ a process that seems to counter mental decline. Now we need to understand why some brains can respond to the disease in this way and to see if the effect can be enhanced with medicines or lifestyle changes. Alzheimer’s disease, which causes memory loss and confusion, is the most common form of dementia.
THE clearest case of a budding psychopath that Abigail Marsh ever met was 12-year-old button-nosed Jamie. He stole, set fires, and ran a profitable loan shark operation from his bedroom; when his schoolmates ran late with payments, he threatened to shoot fireworks at them. Then there was 14-year-old Amber, who killed her pet guinea pig, shoplifted designer goods and threatened to burn down the house as her family slept.
Can’t remember that childhood blankee you toted everywhere? Blame it on all those new brain cells you were making. The formation of brain cells normally helps us learn information, but it may also come with a downside – forgetting. Few adults can remember anything from before their third birthday, a phenomenon known as childhood amnesia, but the reason has always been unclear.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".