How depression affects memory

Nov 30, 2013 by

New research indicates that depression affects memory by impairing the brain’s ability to differentiate things that are similar....

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Motivation plays big role in preserving brainpower later

Nov 29, 2013 by

A study of retirees found that those who wanted to use their brains – and enjoyed doing it – were less likely to experience cognitive decline later in life....

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New method to grow neural stem cells

Nov 28, 2013 by

Scientists have found a new way to produce neural stem cells that can then go on to form neurons in the brain. This could be significant for those who suffer from TBIs, Alzheimer’s and more....

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Fruit flies allow researchers to study TBIs in humans

Nov 27, 2013 by

Like humans, the fruit flies react to severe head trauma with things like loss of coordination, temporary incapacitation and neurodegeneration. This is allowing scientists to study the effects of TBIs on humans, including the role that genetics plays in determining outcome....

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Teachers 3.5 times more likely to develop a speech and language disorder...

Nov 26, 2013 by

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have been a very surprising discovery: People with speech and language disorders are 3.5 times more likely to be teachers than patients with Alzheimer’s dementia....

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Scientists discover a pre-assembly method to form memories

Nov 25, 2013 by

Researchers have discovered that neurons have a pre-assembly technique that helps them quickly manufacture proteins at the synapses to more rapidly form memories....

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