Leak in blood-brain barrier may be cause of poor memory

Apr 8, 2021 by

Researchers looked at 150 articles about the blood-brain barrier and found that it leaks as we age and we lose cells called pericytes....

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Stronger brain activity after writing on paper

Apr 6, 2021 by

A study published in “Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience” found that writing on physical paper led to more brain activity when university students and recent graduates tried to remember information an hour later....

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Difficulty learning nonsense words may indicate a child’s high risk of dyslexia...

Apr 1, 2021 by

In a new study, dyslexic 7- and 8-year-olds were shown to have different activation in the left hemisphere compared to the control group. This is the region of the brain that specializes in processing language and speech....

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New drug prevents hallmark of Alzheimer’s in animals

Mar 30, 2021 by

A new study in the “Journal of Experimental Medicine” reports that scientists have identified a new drug that can inhibit the development of plaques in the brains of animals....

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Untreated ADHD in adults

Mar 26, 2021 by

Most people don’t “outgrow” attention deficits and many adults with ADHD symptoms don’t receive a diagnosis of the condition. Without treatment, adults can see their work performance, mental health and relationships impacted by ADHD....

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The 13 factors that shape brain health

Mar 24, 2021 by

The American Heart Association has outlined a list of 13 crucial factors that affect the maintenance of cognitive abilities....

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Choir signing can improve cognitive function among the elderly...

Mar 18, 2021 by

A team of scientists from the University of Helsinki have found that for the elderly, the cognitive benefits of choir singing may be similar to those of playing an instrument...

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