Exercise in childhood may prevent cognitive decline later

Oct 18, 2017 by

A study on rats has found that exercise at a young age may stave off cognitive impairment much later in life by creating a cognitive reserve....

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Heart-healthy middle age tied to lower risk of dementia

Oct 16, 2017 by

Research published in JAMA Neurology shows that risk factors like diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking in middle age may increase the likelihood of having dementia later in life....

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Brain activity is higher in women

Oct 14, 2017 by

Researchers used functional neuroimaging to look at the brains of more than 26,000 adults and found that women have higher activity in several brain regions, including those associated with anxiety, mood and impulse control....

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Action video games reduce gray matter

Oct 12, 2017 by

Researchers at two Canadian institutions have found that playing action video games can harm the brain by reducing the amount of gray matter in the hippocampus....

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Targeting an enzyme may reverse memory loss

Oct 10, 2017 by

New research indicates that it may be possible to not only prevent, but also   reverse the memory loss that comes with Alzheimer’s using drugs that block the HDAC2 enzyme from breaking the communication between neurons.       ...

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Making older brains young by manipulating a gene

Oct 8, 2017 by

Researchers from Japan and the U.S. were able to manipulate the Arc gene in the brains of middle-aged mice in order to restore the plasticity of their visual cortex like that of younger mice....

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