Neuroscience

Bioactive compound from the Rhodiola plant improves memory

In an ageing society, more people are suffering from memory disorders. The progressive loss of memory severely impairs the quality of life of those affected. So far, no drugs are known to prevent age-related cognitive decline.

Medical research

Protein is potential target for memory drugs

Researchers at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) have determined that the presence of a particular protein in the brain may suppress the brain's ability to learn, making it a potential precursor to memory loss in ...

Neuroscience

Here's what we can learn from people with synaesthesia

Imagine what the world would be like if numbers had specific spatial locations, music had shapes, or colours made sounds. Perhaps you'd experience the bass in the Jamie xx track Gosh as cuboid, metallic and heavy, with spiralling ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Unraveling the complex puzzle of Alzheimer's disease

In the movie Still Alice, Julianne Moore plays a Columbia linguistics professor who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, an extremely rare version of the disease. Moore's performance, for which she has already won several ...

Neuroscience

Researchers shed new light on the genetics of memory performance

In the largest study of the genetics of memory ever undertaken, an international researcher team including scientists from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), have discovered two common genetic variants that are ...

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