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Exposure to PM 2.5 pollution linked to brain atrophy, memory decline
Women in their 70s and 80s who were exposed to higher levels of air pollution experienced greater declines in memory and more Alzheimer's-like brain atrophy than their counterparts who breathed cleaner air. (2019-11-20)
Predicting Alzheimer's disease-like memory loss before it strikes
Researchers at Gladstone Institutes are approaching Alzheimer's from a different angle. (2019-11-19)
Research reveals no link between statins and memory loss
Over 6 years, researchers evaluated the cognitive effects of statins in elderly consumers, revealing no negative impact and potential protective effects in those at risk of dementia. (2019-11-18)
Statins not associated with memory or cognition decline in elderly, may be protective in some patients
Given consumer concern that statins may be associated with memory or cognitive decline, a new study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology may offer reassurance, as no difference was found in the rate of memory or cognitive decline of elderly statin-users compared to never-users. (2019-11-18)
New cell therapy improves memory and stops seizures following TBI
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine developed a breakthrough cell therapy to improve memory and prevent seizures in mice following traumatic brain injury. (2019-11-15)
Restoring protein homeostasis improves memory deficits in Down syndrome model
Researchers found that that defects in a conserved stress pathway known as the 'integrated stress response,' or ISR, could explain the cognitive deficits in a mouse model of Down syndrome. (2019-11-14)
Non-volatile control of magnetic anisotropy through change of electric polarization
Researchers at Kanazawa University controlled the magnetic properties of a metal layer through the electrical polarization of a neighboring metal oxide layer. (2019-11-11)
Specific neurons that map memories now identified in the human brain
Columbia neuroengineers have found the first evidence that individual neurons in the human brain target specific memories during recall. (2019-11-11)
'I knew that was going to happen:' Déjà vu and the 'postdictive' bias
Memory researcher Anne Cleary has a new theory on why déjà vu is accompanied not only by feelings of prediction, but also an 'I knew that was going to happen' feeling. (2019-11-06)
Scientists identify circuit responsible for building memories during sleep
Neuroscientists at the University of Alberta have identified a mechanism that may help build memories during deep sleep, according to a new study. (2019-11-05)
New research explains why people with Down syndrome have spatial memory problems
Professor Juan Lerma's group, from the UMH-CSIC Institute of Neurosciences, in Alicante (Spain), has identified the gene called GRIK1, fundamental in the balance between excitation and inhibition in the brain, as one of the causes for people with Down syndrome having spatial orientation problems. (2019-11-01)
Researchers find high-intensity exercise improves memory in seniors
Researchers at McMaster University who examine the impact of exercise on the brain have found that high-intensity workouts improve memory in older adults. (2019-10-31)
Slow-wave sleep critical to brain's automatic 'self-rinse' cycle
Slow oscillating neural activity during non-REM sleep triggers waves of cerebrospinal fluid that flow in and out of the sleeping brain, washing it of harmful metabolic waste products, researchers find. (2019-10-31)
Name that tune: Brain takes just 100 to 300 milliseconds to recognize familiar music
The human brain can recognize a familiar song within 100 to 300 milliseconds, highlighting the deep hold favorite tunes have on our memory, a UCL study finds. (2019-10-30)
Coordinated brain activation supports spatial learning and decision-making
Specialized brain activation 'replays' the possible routes that rats can take as they navigate a space, helping them keep track of the paths they've already taken and choose among the routes that they can take next, according to a National Institutes of Health-funded study published in the journal Neuron. (2019-10-30)
In blacks with Alzheimer's gene, higher education may be protective
A new study from Columbia University found that a higher level of education protected against cognitive decline in black people with a gene linked to Alzheimer's disease. (2019-10-30)
Training for Title IX investigators lacks tested, effective techniques
Interviews are the central component of any Title IX investigation, but new research finds the techniques investigators are using may not be the most effective. (2019-10-28)
Memory training builds upon strategy use
Researchers from Åbo Akademi University, Finland, and Umeå University, Sweden, have for the first time obtained clear evidence of the important role strategies have in memory training. (2019-10-25)
Poverty may be more critical to cognitive function than trauma in adolescent refugees
For approximately a decade, research has examined whether trauma or poverty is the most powerful influence on children's cognitive abilities. (2019-10-24)
Study identifies brain injury as a cause of dementia in some older adults
A UCLA-led study finds that, with the use of MRI scans, it is possible to distinguish between memory loss caused by Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury. (2019-10-23)
Health in old age is a lifelong affair
Reduced food intake in old mice can no longer improve health. (2019-10-23)
Identified a neural mechanism involved in the creation and consolidation of memories
The memory of specific episodes is the base of autobiographical memory, but we do not know how the brain structures the experience to remember it in the long run. (2019-10-22)
In Alzheimer's research, MIT scientists reveal brain rhythm role
At the Society for Neuroscience 2019 annual meeting, MIT neuroscientist Li-Huei Tsai will present her lab's latest findings on sensory stimulation of gamma brain rhythms as a potential intervention for Alzheimer's disease. (2019-10-22)
Otago scientists' discovery leads to greater understanding of Alzheimer's disease
Otago scientists have made an important discovery in understanding the role a particular protein plays to impair memory in Alzheimer's disease, which could lead to more effective treatment in future. (2019-10-22)
A new discovery: How our memories stabilize while we sleep
Scientists at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology (CNRS/Collège de France/INSERM) have shown that delta waves emitted while we sleep are not generalized periods of silence during which the cortex rests, as has been described for decades in the scientific literature. (2019-10-18)
Dementia and eating disorders: it is a problem of (semantic) memory
Eating disorders shown by patients with dementia are characterised by a vast range of behaviours that span from preference for sugary foods, binges, increase in appetite, to changes in table manners or in food preferences. (2019-10-17)
Study reveals fundamental insight into how memory changes with age
New research from King's College London and The Open University could help explain why memory in old age is much less flexible than in young adulthood. (2019-10-17)
Mindfulness meditation training alters how we process fearful memories
Participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to alter how the brain processes fear memories. (2019-10-15)
Researchers build a soft robot with neurologic capabilities
In work that combines a deep understanding of the biology of soft-bodied animals such as earthworms with advances in materials and electronic technologies, researchers have developed a robotic device containing a stretchable transistor that allows neurological function. (2019-10-14)
A Yale-developed drug shows promise as immune therapy for cancers
A therapy developed by Yale researchers stimulates immune cells to shrink or kill tumors in mice, according to a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. (2019-10-14)
RUDN researchers proved that flash-memory 'fingerprints' of electronic devices are truly unique
Experts in applied mathematics at RUDN University have experimentally proved that it is possible to accurately identify electronic devices by defects in flash memory cells. (2019-10-14)
Research sheds new light on how the brain forms and recalls memories
Neuroscientists at the University of Birmingham have proved how different parts of the human brain work together to create and retrieve episodic memory. (2019-10-10)
Enhancing memory network via brain stimulation
Magnetic stimulation of the posterior parietal cortex increases functional connectivity of a neural network implicated in memory, shows human research published in eNeuro. (2019-10-10)
Food comas and long-term memories -- New research points to an appetizing connection
There may be a connection between food comas -- resting after eating -- and the formation of long-term memories, a team of neuroscientists concludes based on its study on brain activity in sea slugs. (2019-10-10)
Beyond the 'replication crisis,' does research face an 'inference crisis'?
For the past decade, social scientists have been unpacking a 'replication crisis' that has revealed how findings of an alarming number of scientific studies are difficult or impossible to repeat. (2019-10-10)
Rest may help reduce PTSD symptoms, UCL study finds
A period of rest following a traumatic event can reduce the subsequent development of involuntary 'memory intrusions'*, one of the hallmark symptoms in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new UCL study has found. (2019-10-09)
Columbia scientists reverse core symptom of schizophrenia in adult mice
Columbia researchers have restored normal working memory to a mouse model of schizophrenia, eliminating a core symptom of the disorder that, in people, has proven virtually impossible to treat. (2019-10-09)
Computer model helps make sense of human memory
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) and the RIKEN Center for Brain Science have created an artificial network to simulate the brain, demonstrating that tinkering with inhibitory circuits leads to extended memory. (2019-10-07)
Study pinpoints Alzheimer's plaque emergence early and deep in the brain
By scanning whole brains of Alzheimer's model mice from an early age, researchers were able to precisely trace the terrible march of amyloid plaques from deep brain structures outward along specific circuits. (2019-10-04)
Anticipating performance can hinder memory
Anticipating your own performance at work or school may hinder your ability to remember what happened before your presentation, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. (2019-10-03)
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