Neuroscience

Support cells in the brain offer a new strategy to boost memory

A study by scientists from the Gladstone Institutes shows that decreasing the number of A2A adenosine receptors in a particular type of brain cells called astrocytes improved memory in healthy mice. What's more, reducing ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Memory loss associated with Alzheimer's reversed for first time

Patient one had two years of progressive memory loss. She was considering quitting her job, which involved analyzing data and writing reports, she got disoriented driving, and mixed up the names of her pets. Patient two kept ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Alzheimer's progression tracked prior to dementia

For years, scientists have attempted to understand how Alzheimer's disease harms the brain before memory loss and dementia are clinically detectable. Most researchers think this preclinical stage, which can last a decade ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Exercise can shield the aging brain, studies show

(HealthDay) -- Evidence is mounting that exercise provides some protection from memory loss and Alzheimer's disease, with three new studies showing that a variety of physical activities are associated with healthier brains ...

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