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Revealed: How the 'Iron Man' of immune cells helps T cells fight infection
The immune system's killer T cells are crucial in fighting viral infections. (2019-02-19)
New molecules reverse memory loss linked to depression, aging
New therapeutic molecules developed at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) show promise in reversing the memory loss linked to depression and aging. (2019-02-14)
Shedding light on the pathway to put the traumatic past behind
By shedding light on the underlying brain circuits of ABS pairing's powerful effects to reduce fear, this study can come as a powerful reassurance of its fear-reducing effects to PTSD patients. (2019-02-13)
Chronic inflammation in middle age may lead to thinking and memory problems later
People who have chronic inflammation in middle-age may develop problems with thinking and memory in the decades leading up to old age, according to a new study published in the Feb. (2019-02-13)
Researchers identify novel molecular mechanism involved in Alzheimer's
Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health have identified a novel mechanism and potential new therapeutic target for Alzheimer's disease. (2019-02-11)
How exercise may protect against Alzheimer's
A hormone called irisin -- produced during exercise -- may protect neurons against Alzheimer's disease. (2019-02-08)
Endocannabinoid system, a target to improve cognitive disorders in models of Down syndrome
A study by the Neuropharmacology Laboratory-NeuroPhar of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS) at UPF reveals the involvement of the endocannabinoid system in cognitive disorders in mouse models of Down syndrome. (2019-02-06)
Word order predicts a native speakers' working memory
Memory plays a crucial role in our lives, and several studies have already investigated how we store and retrieve information under different conditions. (2019-02-04)
Sleep apnea creates gaps in life memories: Study
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is estimated to affect over 936 million people worldwide, and people with OSA are known to suffer memory problems and depression. (2019-01-31)
Learning new vocabulary during deep sleep
Researchers of the University of Bern, Switzerland, showed that we can acquire the vocabulary of a new language during distinct phases of slow-wave sleep and that the sleep-learned vocabulary could be retrieved unconsciously following waking. (2019-01-31)
UMD study finds exercise benefits brains, changes blood flow in older adults
Exercise training alters brain blood flow and improves cognitive performance in older adults, though not in the way you might think. (2019-01-31)
Lowering blood pressure reduces risk of cognitive impairment
Intensive control of blood pressure in older people significantly reduced the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a precursor of early dementia, in a clinical trial led by scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health. (2019-01-28)
What you eat could impact your brain and memory
High levels of a satiety hormone could decrease a person's likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease. (2019-01-28)
Groundbreaking new reusable adhesive works underwater
Illinois researchers have introduced a new cutting-edge reusable adhesive that activates in seconds, works underwater, and is strong enough to deadlift 11 pounds: shape memory polymers (SMPs). (2019-01-28)
Do bigger brains equal smarter dogs? New study offers answers
Larger dogs have better short-term memory and self-control than smaller breeds, according to research led by the Arizona Canine Cognition Center at the University of Arizona. (2019-01-28)
To sleep well, let yourself be rocked!
Anyone who has ever put a baby to sleep by gently cradling it knows that rocking promotes sleep. (2019-01-24)
It may be possible to restore memory function in Alzheimer's, preclinical study finds
Research published today (Jan. 22) in the journal Brain reveals a new approach to Alzheimer's disease (AD) that may eventually make it possible to reverse memory loss, a hallmark of the disease in its late stages. (2019-01-22)
Unexpected link found between feeding and memory brain areas
Researchers reveal an unexpected connection between the lateral hypothalamus and the hippocampus, the respective feeding and the memory centers of the brain. (2019-01-21)
Signs of memory problems could be symptoms of hearing loss instead
Older adults concerned about displaying early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease should also consider a hearing check-up, suggest recent findings. (2019-01-18)
Epigenetics contribute to male and female differences in fear memory
In a mouse model of traumatic memory, male mice recall fear-related memories better than female mice, according to a study in Biological Psychiatry. (2019-01-17)
How the human brain works during simultaneous interpretation
Researchers at the Centre for Bioelectric Interfaces and the Centre for Cognition & Decision Making of the Higher School of Economics utilized electroencephalogram (EEG) and the event-related potential (ERP) technique to study neural activity during simultaneous interpretation of continuous prose. (2019-01-17)
Researchers identify brain cells likely involved in memories of eating that influence next meal
Brain cells involved in memory play an important role after a meal in reducing future eating behavior, a finding that could be key in understanding and fighting obesity, according to a study led by Georgia State University. (2019-01-17)
Moving more in old age may be linked to sharper memory
Older adults who move more, either with daily exercise or even simple routine physical activity like housework, may preserve more of their memory and thinking skills, even if they have brain lesions or biomarkers linked to dementia, according to a study published in the Jan. (2019-01-16)
Moving more in old age may protect brain from dementia
lder adults who move more than average, either in the form of daily exercise or just routine physical activity such as housework, may maintain more of their memory and thinking skills than people who are less active than average, even if they have brain lesions or biomarkers linked to dementia, according to a study by Rush University Medical Center published in the January 16, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2019-01-16)
UCI study identifies a new way by which the human brain marks time
With a little help from HBO's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' University of California, Irvine neurobiologists have uncovered a key component of how the human brain marks time. (2019-01-15)
The human brain works backwards to retrieve memories
When we remember a past event, the human brain reconstructs that experience in reverse order, according to a new study at the University of Birmingham. (2019-01-14)
Next generation photonic memory devices are light-written, ultrafast and energy efficient
Researchers of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have developed a 'hybrid technology' which shows the advantages of both light and magnetic hard drives. (2019-01-14)
Early child deprivation and neglect impair memory and executive functioning at age 16
Young children experiencing deprivation and neglect in institutional settings have impaired memory and executive functioning at ages 8 and 16 compared with peers placed early in quality foster homes, report investigators at Boston Children's Hospital. (2019-01-14)
Early development of memory for space and time
By observing how newborn rats first navigate and begin to remember the environments they are born into, researchers have gained new insight into how brains develop the ability to turn experiences into memory. (2019-01-10)
Do you recognize this image?
Allergy sufferers may use antihistamines to reduce symptoms, but new research reveals that better long-term memory might be possible with pro-histamine treatment. (2019-01-08)
Childhood stress of mice affects their offspring behavior
Russian neuroscientists discovered that the stress experienced by mice during their first weeks of life, affects not only them but also their offspring. (2019-01-08)
Stroke produces dysfunctional brain cells
Mice produce new neurons in the hippocampus following a stroke that fail to develop properly, finds new research published in JNeurosci. (2019-01-07)
Researchers develop 128Mb STT-MRAM with world's fastest write speed for embedded memory
A research team, led by Professor Tetsuo Endoh at Tohoku University, has successfully developed 128Mb-density STT-MRAM (spin-transfer torque magnetoresistive random access memory) with a write speed of 14 ns for use in embedded memory applications, such as cache in IOT and AI. (2018-12-28)
Long-term memory encoding engram neurons are established by the transcriptional cycling
Long-term memory (LTM) is formed by repetitive training trials with rest intervals and LTM formation requires transcription factors, including CREB and c-Fos. (2018-12-27)
Study yields new insight on how memory works
Two Veterans Affairs researchers have explored how memory is tied to the hippocampus, with findings that will expand scientists' understanding of how memory works and ideally aid in detection, prevention, and treatment of memory disorders. (2018-12-26)
Confronting the side effects of a common anti-cancer treatment
Results of a new study by neuroscientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggest that a new treatment approach is needed -- and how this may be possible -- to address adverse effects of aromatase inhibitors, drugs commonly prescribed to both men and women to prevent recurrence of estrogen-positive breast cancer. (2018-12-26)
Breast cancer drug impairs brain function
A comprehensive study of monkeys given the breast cancer drug letrozole reveals side effects that impact the brain. (2018-12-24)
New optical memory cell achieves record data-storage density
Researchers have demonstrated a new technique that can store more optical data in a smaller space than was previously possible on-chip. (2018-12-20)
Mind-body exercises may improve cognitive function as adults age
Mind-body exercises -- especially tai chi and dance mind-body exercise -- are beneficial for improving global cognition, cognitive flexibility, working memory, verbal fluency, and learning in older adults. (2018-12-19)
How the brain reacts to loss of vision
If mice lose their vision immediately after birth due to a genetic defect, this has a considerable impact, both on the organisation of the cerebral cortex and on memory ability. (2018-12-19)
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