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Phone conversations may aid early detection of Alzheimer’s

Jul 29, 2021 by

Researchers used machine learning to develop models that use the acoustic features of a person’s conversations to identify whether they may have early Alzheimer’s. The models might eventually translate into smartphone apps or online solutions to help identify the...

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Reduced cholesterol breakdown may accelerate dementia in men

Jul 27, 2021 by

Researchers at the National Institute on Aging found a link between low serum levels of oxysterols and he progression of dementia in men, but not women. The study was published in the journal PLOS Medicine....

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Cognitive flexibility key to learning and creativity

Jul 22, 2021 by

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have found that cognitive flexibility appears to make people smarter in ways that aren’t always captured on IQ tests. Even in children, cognitive flexibility appears to improve reading abilities and school performance....

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Therapy dogs enhance college students’ thinking skills

Jul 20, 2021 by

A new piece of research from Washington State University has found that programs focused on petting therapy dogs increased the thinking and planning skills of stressed-out college students better than programs that included traditional stress-management information....

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Summer catch-up programs need to focus on teens’ wellbeing, not just academics...

Jul 15, 2021 by

New research published in the Journal of Affective Disorders indicates that it’s just as important that summer programs be focused on helping teens ages 11-6 with loneliness, social contact, parental relationships and mental health as academic progress...

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Non-invasive potential treatment for Alzheimer’s

Jul 13, 2021 by

Research on mice at Queensland Brain Institute’s Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research showed that low-intensity ultrasound effectively restored cognition without opening the blood-brain barrier....

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