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Scientists have identified a key molecule responsible for triggering the chemical processes in our brain linked to our formation of memories. The findings, published in the journal Frontiers in Neural Circuits, reveal ...
Neuroscience Mar 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 2 |
From Junior Seau, former San Diego Chargers linebacker, to Dave Duerson, former Chicago Bears safety—who both committed suicide as a result of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)—traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have ...
Health Mar 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Research from the University of North Carolina has shown that children at risk of developing schizophrenia have brains that function differently than those not at risk.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 22, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Sleep plays an important role in the brain's ability to consolidate learning when two new potentially competing tasks are learned in the same day, research at the University of Chicago demonstrates.
Neuroscience Mar 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Why does chronic stress lead to increased risk for dementia? The answer may lie in the elevation of stress steroids that is seen in the brain during stress, Sara K. Bengtsson suggests in the thesis she is ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A study by researchers at King's College London highlights a link between lifelong exercise and improved brain function in later life.
Health Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (7) | 4 |
A new drug may improve memory problems in people with moderate Alzheimer's disease, according to a phase IIa study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 11, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Short bouts of moderately intense exercise seem to boost self control, indicates an analysis of the published evidence in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Health Mar 06, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
A ground-breaking trial that hopes to discover if a drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure could slow down the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD) will begin shortly.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 04, 2013 | 3.8 / 5 (4) | 0
Researchers at the University of Florida and The Johns Hopkins University have developed a line of genetically altered mice that model the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease. This model may help scientists identify new ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Feb 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Homer prevents stress-induced cognitive deficits: A lack of Homer-1 in the brain causes learning problems in mice
(Medical Xpress)—Before examinations and in critical situations, we need to be particularly receptive and capable of learning. However, acute exam stress and stage fright causes learning blockades and reduced ...
Neuroscience Feb 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Though it's most often associated with disorders like diabetes, Harvard researchers have shown how the signaling pathway of insulin and insulin-like peptides plays another critical role in the body – helping ...
Neuroscience Feb 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
In a new study in mice, a scientific collaboration centered at Brown University lays out in unprecedented detail a neurological signaling breakdown in Angelman syndrome, a disorder that affects thousands ...
Medical research Feb 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
It's been said that food is the language of love. If so, can certain foods—or aphrodisiacs—promote romantic feelings or sexual desire?
Health Feb 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Nitric oxide, a gaseous molecule produced in the brain, can damage neurons. When the brain produces too much nitric oxide, it contributes to the severity and progression of stroke and neurodegenerative diseases ...
Medical research Feb 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |