How dark chocolate could boost brain health

Jun 2, 2018 by

Two new studies found that eating dark chocolate (70 percent cacao) enhances neuroplasticity in the brain and helps fight infection and disease....

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The brain may be able to rewire itself after stroke

Mar 10, 2018 by

After a stroke, temporary sensory deprivation may help the brain rewire itself by leaving the affected areas with more plasticity....

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Adolescent brain makes learning easier

Jan 8, 2018 by

  A new study has found that because the brains of adolescents react more responsively to rewards, making it easier for them to learn....

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Understanding the brains of high-IQ people

Dec 8, 2017 by

A research team at Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany have shown that intelligent people have key differences in brain activation patterns compared to less intelligent people....

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Adult brains undergo structural changes earlier than we thought...

Nov 1, 2017 by

New research has found that fractional anisotropy decreases significantly with age and that the link to age-related changes is so significant that researchers can accurately estimate an individual’s age just by analyzing brain scans....

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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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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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