Genetics

Better cognition seen with gene variant carried by one in five

A scientific team led by the Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco has discovered that a common form of a gene already associated with long life also improves learning and memory, a finding that could have implications ...

Neuroscience

Structural dynamics underlying memory in aging brains

(Medical Xpress)—When the brains of those who have succumbed to age-related neurodegeneration are analyzed post-mortem, they typically show significant atrophy on all scales. Not only is the cortex thinner and sparser, ...

Neuroscience

Turning on the switch for plasticity in the human brain

The most powerful substance in the human brain for neuronal communication is glutamate. It is by far the most abundant, and it's implicated in all kinds of operations. Among the most amazing is the slow restructuring of neural ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Could a poo transplant one day be the secret of eternal youth?

Fecal transplants could one day be used as a therapy to restore cognitive function in the elderly—according to new research from the University of East Anglia, the University of Florence and the Quadram Institute.

Neuroscience

Unlocking the mysteries of the brain

A research team highlights the mechanisms underlying memory and learning capacity—specifically, how our brains process, store and integrate information.

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