Very premature babies at high risk of neurodevelopmental problems later...

Sep 24, 2013 by

Babies born between 22 and 25 weeks of gestation had a significant risk of developing moderate to severe neurological problems. At 22 weeks gestation, there was a 43 percent risk of moderate-severe impairment, and a 31percent risk of severe...

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Suprising discovery about inhibitory neurons during learning

Sep 23, 2013 by

Now that technology allows neuroscientists to see what inhibitory neurons are up to during learning, researchers have discovered something surprising: During heightened periods of learning, inhibitory neurons fires about HALF AS OFTEN as expected. Apparently, the brain turns off...

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Most stroke patients may have undiagnosed attention disorders...

Sep 22, 2013 by

Researchers in the UK found that the majority of people who have suffered a stroke had attention deficits that had not been diagnosed. The type of attention that was affected was linked to the part of the brain affected...

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Discovery of major cause of age-related memory loss

Sep 21, 2013 by

According to researchers from Columbia University Medical Center, a protein deficiency in the brain is behind much of age-related memory loss. In addition, the team says the discovery has strong causal evidence that Alzheimer’s and age-related memory loss are...

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Copper intake may cause Alzheimer’s

Sep 20, 2013 by

Our intake of copper may be causing Alzheimer’s. New research suggests that copper reduces our ability to clear away toxic proteins in our brain, and encourages “clumping” of those toxic proteins....

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Sodium is a switch for a neurotransmitter – the kainite receptor...

Sep 19, 2013 by

New research shows that sodium is a switch for a neurotransmitter receptor called the kainite receptor. The receptor is necessary for good brain function and “implicated” in diseases like epilepsy and also in neuropathic pain....

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