Sleep is vital to associating emotion with memory

Feb 26, 2021 by

Researchers at the University of Michigan have confirmed that sleep tattoos memories into your brain. The team found that groups of neurons activated during prior learning, especially when emotion is involved....

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Hypertension during pregnancy tied to later cognitive decline...

Feb 18, 2021 by

A new report in Neurology indicates that a history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy is independently associated with poorer working memory and verbal learning 15 years after pregnancy....

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New studies support blood test for early detection of Alzheimer’s...

Feb 16, 2021 by

A team from the University of Gothenburg have found that an in-house blood test for Alzheimer’s can detect the disease early and track its course....

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Eye tests predict Parkinson’s-linked cognitive decline 18 months ahead...

Feb 9, 2021 by

A new study has found that a simple vision test can predict which people with Parkinson’s will develop cognitive impairment and possible dementia 18 months later....

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Rotten egg gas could guard against Alzheimer’s

Jan 28, 2021 by

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have shown that hydrogen sulfide, the foul-smelling gas, may help protect aging brain cells against Alzheimer’s disease. The team’s findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science....

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Newly discovered mutations linked to early onset dementia

Jan 7, 2021 by

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have discovered mutations associated with early onset dementia. They found that adult-onset ALSP (Leukoencephalopathy with axonal Spheroids and Pigmented glia), an ultra-rare condition, manifests initially with psychiatric and behavioral changes, followed by a rapid...

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Astrocytes eat connections to maintain adult brain plasticity...

Dec 31, 2020 by

A team of researchers from Korea have discovered the mechanism underlying plasticity in adult brains. The discovery, which was published in the journal Nature, may help scientists better understand neurological disorders....

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