Dementia

Study targets age-related mental decline

Forgotten where you've put the car keys? Can't remember the name of your next-door neighbour? If you're healthy and aged 55 or older then a University of Queensland medical trial might be just the thing for you.

Nov 18, 2014
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Readying the neural network

Synapse, the name for the signal-receiving site on a neuron, comes from the Greek word for contact. Neuroscientists used to maintain that neurons form one-to-one relationship to contact one another. Yet more ...

Nov 17, 2014
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Woman rises from the dead at Polish morgue

A 91-year-old Polish woman surprised morgue workers when she started moving, 11 hours after being declared dead at home, public television reported Thursday.

Nov 13, 2014
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