Neuroscience

Substance use in adolescence and risk for aggression

Alcohol and cannabis use during adolescence is a well-known risk factor for alcohol use disorder (AUD) and cannabis use disorder (CUD) during adulthood. Whether early drug use plays a causative role in predisposing teens ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Outrunning dementia with physical activity

Regular exercise can improve brain function and may protect against dementia in middle-aged and older adults, with women benefitting almost twice as much as men, according to University of Queensland research.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why people with depression can sometimes experience memory problems

While we often associate depression with low mood, tiredness and feelings of hopelessness, less well known is that some people with depression may experience problems with their memory—such as feeling more forgetful than ...

Neuroscience

Blink: The link between aerobic fitness and cognition

Although exercise is known to enhance cognitive function and improve mental health, the neurological mechanisms of this link are unknown. Now, researchers from Japan have found evidence of the missing link between aerobic ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Discovery of early plasma biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease

A Quebec research team has discovered two early plasma markers to detect Alzheimer's disease five years before its onset. The results of this recent study led by the doctoral student Mohamed Raâfet Ben Khedher and postdoctoral ...

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Rancho Los Amigos Scale

The Rancho Los Amigos Scale (a.k.a. the Rancho Los Amigos Cognitive Scale and the Rancho Scale) is a medical scale intended to assess the level of recovery of brain injury patients and those recovering from coma. It is named after the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.

The scale is from one to ten.

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