Our brain folds lose tension as we age

Jan 16, 2017 by

Researchers have found that the cerebral cortex loses tension as we age, especially in people with Alzheimer’s. The researchers compare it to skin begin to slacken as we age....

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Brain training may help keep seniors on the road

Jan 14, 2017 by

A Penn State University study of over 2,000 adults 65 or older found that those who participated in training designed to improve cognitive abilities are more likely to continue driving over the next decade....

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New strategy to prevent Alzheimer’s

Jan 12, 2017 by

A study published in Neuron showed that scientists were able to prevent the early events of Alzheimer’s and the development of brain pathology in experimental animal models. Specifically, they found that the inhibition of Nuak1 resulted in reduced levels of tau....

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Youth football players show brain changes after just one season...

Jan 4, 2017 by

Researchers have identified white matter changes in the brains of kids after head impacts in just one season of playing football—even when there was no diagnosis of concussion....

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Regular exercise may safeguard against memory loss

Jan 2, 2017 by

Researchers have learned that regular exercise may help ward off memory decline for people with vascular cognitive impairment....

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Hypertension in teens and kids linked to poorer brain skills

Dec 29, 2016 by

Research published in The Journal of Pediatrics indicates that children and adolescents with high blood pressure may be at risk of weaker cognitive skills....

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Concussion can now be diagnosed with 95% specificity

Dec 21, 2016 by

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers have shown that the I-Portal Neuro Otologic Test can diagnose concussions with 95% specificity and 89% sensitivity....

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