Cholesterol plays a role in Alzheimer’s

May 20, 2018 by

A study led by the University of Cambridge found that cholesterol caused amyloid-beta clusters to develop 20 times faster than they would have otherwise....

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Serotonin receptor may be the key to boosting memory

May 17, 2018 by

Scientists at Columbia University Irving Medical Center found that when serotonin release was increased, mice’s spatial memory improved. If a drug could be designed to enhance serotonin activity in specific receptors in the hippocampus, it may help people retail...

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New study shows learning occurs in dendrites, not synapses

May 4, 2018 by

A new study proposes that learning isn’t done in the synapses but rather in a few dendrites, the branches that feed inputs to the neuron....

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Can beets help Alzheimer’s?

May 2, 2018 by

A pigment found in beets called “betanin” may help the keep the brain from accumulating clusters of amino acids called “amyloid beta” that lead to Alzheimer’s....

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Low dopamine may indicate early Alzheimer’s

Apr 30, 2018 by

A link between the loss of dopamine-firing cells and the brain’s inability to form new memories has been discovered....

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Micro concussions may alter football players’ brains

Apr 28, 2018 by

Increasing evidence supports the idea that brains with subconcussive impacts, also known as “micro concussions,” have measurable differences compared to brains that have received no micro concussions....

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Father’s fitness may boost kids’ brain power

Apr 26, 2018 by

Exposing mice to a stimulating environment with lots of exercise increased their learning ability, and also the learning ability of their offspring....

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