Neuroscience

Contrary to popular belief, ALS does affect the mind

It's known as the disease that attacks the body but leaves the mind unaffected. But a new study shows that amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, does affect the mind, especially later in ...

Pediatrics

Talking to baby might boost middle school success

(HealthDay)—Time spent reading to toddlers or having "conversations" with them helps boost their intelligence and thinking skills, even a decade later, new research shows.

Neuroscience

Pregnancy history may be tied to Alzheimer's disease

A woman's history of pregnancy may affect her risk of Alzheimer's disease decades later, according to a study published in the July 18, 2018, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ...

Neuroscience

Huntington's disease—how brain training games could help

In the search for new treatments, science often focuses on medication first. But drugs aren't the only way to fight illness, particularly when looking at brain diseases. My research looks into how playing specially designed ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Depression linked to memory problems and brain aging

Depression in older adults may be linked to memory problems, according to a study published in the May 9, 2018, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study also showed that ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Changes in the eye connected to a decline in memory

Researchers in the US have found that changes in the blood vessels of the eye are associated with a greater decline in people's memory and language skills over a 20-year period. Their findings are published today in the scientific ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Brain stimulation shows promise for Alzheimer's disease in early trial

Scientists in the US have found that electrically stimulating regions of the brain in three people with Alzheimer's disease was safe and appeared to show an effect on thinking skills and day-to-day tasks in two of the volunteers. ...

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