News tagged with decline
While studying rats' ability to navigate familiar territory, Johns Hopkins scientists found that one particular brain structure uses remembered spatial information to imagine routes the rats then follow. ...
Neuroscience Apr 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new study conducted by monitoring the brain waves of sleeping adolescents has found that remarkable changes occur in the brain as it prunes away neuronal connections and makes the major ...
Neuroscience Mar 19, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 0 |
A team of researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College has discovered that amyloid peptides are harmful to the blood vessels that supply the brain with blood in Alzheimer's disease—thus accelerating cognitive decline by ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Feb 04, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—There's new hope in the fight against Huntington's disease. A group of researchers that includes scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley ...
Neuroscience Nov 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
An international team of scientists have identified for the first time a key factor responsible for declining muscle repair during ageing, and discovered how to halt the process in mice with a common drug. Although an early ...
Medical research Sep 26, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (17) | 21 |
In a paper published in the July 11 online issue of Science Translational Medicine, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified two key regulatory proteins critic ...
Neuroscience Jul 11, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
A new marker of Alzheimer's disease can predict how rapidly a patient's memory and other mental abilities will decline after the disorder is diagnosed, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
In a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, memory problems stem from an overactive enzyme that shuts off genes related to neuron communication, a new study says.
Medical research Feb 29, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Cognitive loss and brain degeneration currently affect millions of adults, and the number will increase, given the population of aging baby boomers. Today, nearly 20 percent of people age 65 or older suffer ...
Neuroscience Feb 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- When it comes to communication in the brain, more is usually better. But now scientists have linked increased communication in a network of brain regions to more severe mental impairment in patients with ...
Neuroscience Jan 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
The brain's capacity for memory, reasoning and comprehension skills (cognitive function) can start to deteriorate from age 45, finds research published in the British Medical Journal today.
Health Jan 06, 2012 | 3.2 / 5 (9) | 36 |
(Medical Xpress)—The instability of "white matter" in humans may contribute to greater cognitive decline during the aging of humans compared with chimpanzees, scientists from Yerkes National Primate Research ...
Neuroscience May 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 2 |
There may be a way for older people to prevent natural aging of their minds, and it could be as simple as playing a video game.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 01, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (8) | 2 |
Declining levels of the protein BubR1 occur when both people and animals age, and contribute to cell senescence or deterioration, weight loss, muscle wasting and cataracts. Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that adult progenitor ...
Medical research Apr 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
A review of published research has found no evidence that drugs, herbal products or vitamin supplements help prevent cognitive decline in healthy older adults.
Health Apr 15, 2013 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Decline is a change over time from previously efficient to inefficient organizational functioning, from previously rational to non-rational organizational and individual decision-making, from previously law-abiding to law violating organizational and individual behavior, from previously virtuous to iniquitous individual moral behavior. Note: The word decline should not be confused with the word obsolete. Decline refers to the degenerating of something whereas obsolete refers to the outdating of something or that it is no longer in use. It is the process of declining, a gradual sinking and wasting away.
Social decline or moral decline is typically characterised as reduced adherence to cultural or social norms or values and widespread lapses in ethical behavior.
Entities and organizations may enter a state of decline if they fail to respond effectively to changes, because they :
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