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Aging delayed in older mice given blood component from young mice
New research has identified a novel approach to staving off the detrimental effects of aging, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-06-13)
IDIBELL-researchers negatively correlate a neuropeptide with executive functions
Researchers from IDIBELL and the group of Eating Disorders, of the HUB, led by Dr. (2019-06-12)
Specific multinutrient combination benefits patients with early stage Alzheimer's disease
A new longitudinal study has shown that a nutritional drink* designated a 'food for special medical purposes' containing the multinutrient combination Fortasyn Connect® can benefit patients with the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD), mild cognitive impairment, who are at risk of progressing to the dementia stage of AD, report scientists in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Reports. (2019-06-12)
Education, intelligence may protect cognition, but don't prevent Alzheimer's disease
In a search for clues to what may delay or prevent Alzheimer's disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists report that smarter, more educated people aren't protected from the disease, but do get a cognitive 'head start' that may keep their minds functioning better temporarily. (2019-06-11)
Researchers develop tool to predict postoperative delirium severity
A new tool seeks to predict the severity of patients' postoperative delirium and help practitioners more effectively care for patients as they recover from elective surgery. (2019-06-11)
Worm study sparks hope for slowing muscle decline
Muscle decline caused by ageing and certain diseases could be dramatically slowed by stopping a chain reaction that damages cells, new research shows. (2019-06-07)
Could boosting the gut microbiome be the secret to healthier older age?
Fecal transplants from young to aged mice can stimulate the gut microbiome and revive the gut immune system, a study by immunologists at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK, has shown. (2019-06-04)
Tolerance to stress is a 'trade-off' as fruit flies age
With the help of the common fruit fly (D. melanogaster), which ages quickly because it only lives about 60 days, FAU neuroscientists provide insights into healthy aging by investigating the effects of a foraging gene on age and stress tolerance. (2019-06-04)
Physical inactivity proved risky for children and pre-teens
At what age do children lose the desire to exercise? (2019-06-04)
Home exercise program reduces rate of falling in at-risk seniors
An in-home exercise program reduced subsequent falls in high-risk seniors by 36%, according the results of a 12-month clinical trial published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (2019-06-04)
Searching for the origins of the depressive symptoms in Huntington's disease
About 40% of the affected patients with Huntington's disease -- a neurodegenerative pathology -- show depression symptoms, even in early stages before the apparition of the typical motor symptoms of the disease. (2019-05-31)
Concussion symptoms reversed by magnetic therapy
Concussion symptoms -- such as loss of balance and ability to walk straight -- can be reversed by a new type of magnetic stimulation (2019-05-30)
Cognitive behavior therapy shown to improve multiple menopause symptoms
Although hormone therapy (HT) is the most commonly recommended treatment for menopause symptoms, research is ongoing for alternatives, especially nonpharmacologic options. (2019-05-29)
Surprisingly, inbred isle royale wolves dwindle because of fewer harmful genes
The tiny, isolated gray wolf population on Isle Royale has withered to near-extinction, but not because each animal carries a large number of harmful genes, according to a new genetic analysis. (2019-05-29)
As plaque deposits increase in the aging brain, money management falters
Aging adults often show signs of slowing when it comes to managing their finances, such as calculating their change when paying cash or balancing an account ledger. (2019-05-28)
When drug treatment for social anxiety is insufficient
A Japanese study group clarified that cognitive therapy maintained its effects more than a year after the end of therapy for patients with a social anxiety disorder even for those who did not respond to antidepressant drugs. (2019-05-28)
Broken brain cells repaired in dementia mouse model
Dysfunctional neurons in the hippocampus of adult female mice modeling dementia can be repaired and reconnected to distant parts of the brain, reports a new study published in JNeurosci. (2019-05-27)
Altered brain activity in antisocial teenagers
Teenage girls with problematic social behavior display reduced brain activity and weaker connectivity between the brain regions implicated in emotion regulation. (2019-05-27)
Hospitals fall short in teaching fall prevention to departing patients
Falls are a leading cause of hospitalizations and emergency room visits among older adults, but until now, little was known about the relationship between falls and hospital readmissions. (2019-05-24)
New neurons form in the brain into tenth decade of life, even in people with Alzheimer's
Researchers examining post-mortem brain tissue from people ages 79 to 99 found that new neurons continue to form well into old age. (2019-05-24)
Does your health in middle age predict how healthy you'll be later in life?
Cognitive decline is the medical term for a decline in your abilities to think, remember, and make decisions. (2019-05-24)
Exposure to air pollution before and after birth may affect fundamental cognitive abilities
A study finds that exposure to fine particulate matter in the first years of life is associated with poorer performance in working memory and executive attention. (2019-05-23)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder research needs more focus on patients, new study asserts
In a review of recent literature on obsessive-compulsive disorder, researcher/practitioner Professor Adam Radomsky writes that cognitive science is becoming further and further removed from the people those studies are supposed to help: OCD patients and the therapists who treat them. (2019-05-23)
NUS pilot study opens new possibilities for AI to enhance cognitive performance
Results of a pilot study conducted by researchers from the National University of Singapore provided evidence that an artificial intelligence known as CURATE.AI has the potential to enhance learning, and could pave the way for promising applications in personalized digital therapy, including the prevention of cognitive decline. (2019-05-22)
Unlike men, women's cognitive performance may improve at higher room temperature
Women's performance on math and verbal tests is best at higher temperatures, while men perform best on the same tests at lower temperatures, according to a study published May 22, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Tom Chang and Agne Kajackaite from the USC Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles, USA, and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin, Germany. (2019-05-22)
USC study finds warmer temperatures improve women's performance
A new USC study found that women performed better on math and verbal tasks at higher temperatures, while the opposite was true for men. (2019-05-22)
Head injury effects halted by xenon gas, finds first ever life-long study in mice
Following traumatic brain injury (TBI), xenon prevented early death, improved long-term cognition, and protected brain tissue in mice in a new study. (2019-05-21)
New cognitive training game to improve driving skills among the elderly
Researchers at Tohoku University have developed a new cognitive training game aimed at improving road safety among elderly drivers. (2019-05-20)
Chronic insomnia and memory problems: A direct link is established
The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, involving almost 30,000 adults aged 45 and over, has concluded that chronic insomnia disorder has a direct negative impact on cognitive functions, independent of other health issues. (2019-05-15)
Brain changes linked with Alzheimer's years before symptoms appear
In a records review of 290 people at risk for Alzheimer's disease, scientists at Johns Hopkins say they have identified an average level of biological and anatomical brain changes linked to Alzheimer's disease that occur three to 10 years -- some even more than 30 years -- before the disease's first recognizable symptoms appear. (2019-05-14)
Scientists estimate: Half of tropical forests under hunting pressure
Over half of the tropical forests is under hunting pressure. (2019-05-14)
Cognitive enhancers to boost abilities at work considered acceptable by the public
The general public largely views the use of cognitive enhancers such as Adderall as an acceptable practice when used by adults in the workplace, suggests a new study from Penn Medicine neurologists, which published this week in AJOB Neuroscience. (2019-05-10)
Cancer screening rates decline when patients see doctors later in day
Decision fatigue and doctors falling behind schedule may lead to lower cancer screening rates, Penn study finds. (2019-05-10)
Good sleep quality and good mood lead to good working memory with age
A team of psychologists has found strong associations between working memory -- a fundamental building block of a functioning mind -- and three health-related factors: sleep, age, and depressed mood. (2019-05-10)
The enduring effects of mother-child interactions as children become adults
Interactions between a mother and her child have been linked to cognitive outcomes in childhood, but little work has looked at farther-reaching effects. (2019-05-09)
Are otters threatening amphibian populations?
The Eurasian otter typically eats fish, but amphibians, which are in global decline, are also part of its diet, especially when fish are scarce. (2019-05-09)
Abrupt climate change drove early South American population decline
Abrupt climate change some 8,000 years ago led to a dramatic decline in early South American populations, suggests new UCL research. (2019-05-09)
American Cancer Society sets 2035 challenge goals
The American Cancer Society has set a challenge goal to reduce overall cancer mortality 40% between 2015 and 2035. (2019-05-08)
Physical and mental health of seniors linked to optimism, wisdom and loneliness
In a new study of older adults living in a senior continuing care facility, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine parse how distinctive factors, such as wisdom, loneliness, income and sleep quality, impact the physical and mental functioning of older persons. (2019-05-08)
Maternal nut consumption during pregnancy linked to improvements in neurodevelopment in children
For the first time links have been observed between a nut-rich maternal diet during the first trimester of pregnancy and better outcomes after birth in cognitive function, attention capacity and long-term working memory. (2019-05-07)
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