Neuroscience

Mimicking deep sleep brain activity improves memory

It is not surprising that a good night's sleep improves our ability to remember what we learned during the day. Now, researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have discovered a brain circuit that governs how ...

Neuroscience

Study sheds light on role genes play in memory retention

(Medical Xpress)—A combined team of researchers from the Institute for Basic Science and Seoul National University, both in South Korea, has found three types of repressive regulations in the hippocampus of mice that impact ...

Medical research

Popular diabetes drugs' cardiovascular side effects explained

Drugs known as thiazolidinediones, or TZDs for short, are widely used in diabetes treatment, but they come with a downside. The drugs have effects on the kidneys that lead to fluid retention as the volume of plasma in the ...

Cardiology

Portable ultrasound brings help for heart failure patients

Detecting fluid retention in patients early is important to prevent their heart failure from getting worse. Nurses who are trained in the use of hand-held pocket ultrasound devices can dispense diuretic drugs more precisely. ...

Genetics

Researchers find genetic link to PTSD

(Medical Xpress) -- A team of Swiss and German researchers has found that a certain gene allele can be linked to increased emotional memory retention and because of that appears to be a factor in people who suffer from post ...

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