Protein in umbilical cord blood may restore the aging brain

Aug 31, 2017 by

Older mice that were injected with human umbilical cord blood had boosted brain function. A specific protein in the plasma may prove to be useful in drug development....

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LearningRx reviews study on brain plasticity

Jun 16, 2017 by

Brain plasticity: How adult-born neurons get wired in University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Neurobiology have found that adult-born neurons get “wired” into the brain because some of the cortical neurons transfer their connections from mature granule cells...

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LearningRx reviews study on observing fear and brain changes

May 1, 2017 by

Just observing fear changes brain connections A recent study has found that simply witnessing fear in someone who has experienced trauma can change our brain connections....

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LearningRx reviews study on talk therapy and brain connections...

Apr 25, 2017 by

Talk therapy strengthens connections in the brain to treat psychosis A team of researchers found that subjects who showed stronger connections in specific brain regions directly after receiving cognitive behavior therapy for psychosis had higher remission rates of psychosis...

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LearningRx reviews study on drug limiting brain damage from stroke...

Mar 11, 2017 by

A drug licensed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has been found to not only limit stroke damage by reducing death of brain cells, but also by promoting repair by spurring the birth of new ones....

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Probiotics may boost memory and learning in those with Alzheimer’s...

Jan 28, 2017 by

Researchers in Iran have shown that a daily dose of probiotics for three months may improve memory and thinking in people with Alzheimer’s....

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Music and dance alter the brain in opposite ways

Dec 13, 2016 by

According to research published in NeuroImage, the brains of dancers and musicians have changes in sensory and motor pathways—but the changes in white matter are at opposite ends of the spectrum....

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