For seniors, weightlifting improves cognitive function

Feb 23, 2017 by

According to a new study from the University of Sydney, gradually increasing muscle strength improve cognitive function for those between 55 and 68....

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Prenatal stress alters gut bacteria to cause cognitive problems in offspring...

Feb 21, 2017 by

There’s new evidence that prenatal stress can harm the baby well into adulthood due to the maternal gut bacteria....

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Pregnancy after 35 linked to better cognition

Feb 19, 2017 by

A new study has found that postmenopausal women who had their last pregnancy after 35 had better verbal memory on tests....

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Alzheimer’s is a “diabetic disorder of the brain”

Feb 15, 2017 by

By looking at how insulin signaling works in the brain and pancreas in people with diabetes, a research team has found a promising treatment for Alzheimer’s....

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Study: Development of Executive Functions

Feb 14, 2017 by

Abstract Executive functions refer to top–down processes utilized in goal-directed behavior. Executive functions and academic achievement relate robustly, from early childhood through adolescence. Executive functions and their neural networks appear to be malleable, and environments can support their development. Varied approaches, including educational curricula, structured physical exercise, and computer-based training, can improve executive functions. The intervention work suggests that children who are most “at-risk” demonstrate the largest gains, but evidence of far transfer to academic achievement or other behavioral outcomes that are important to schools is at this point only promising. The review highlights developmental considerations for measurement and intervention, and discusses implications for schools in supporting children’s development of executive functions. Policy implications of the scientific findings suggest strategies for providing environments that foster the development of executive functions. Development of Executive Function_mentions...

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Scientists create blood test for concussions

Feb 13, 2017 by

A research team working under a program of Lawson Health Research Institute has developed a blood test to identify concussions in adolescent athletes. The test identifies the concussions with greater than 90 percent certainty....

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Antibiotic restores cell communication in areas damaged by Alzheimer’s...

Feb 7, 2017 by

Researchers reduced synaptic disruption and cleared the lines of neuronal communication in mice with early stage Alzheimer’s using an FDA-approved antibiotic called Ceftriaxone....

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