Saturated fatty acids increase when making memories

Jul 6, 2021 by

Researchers at UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute have discovered that saturated fatty acid levels unexpectedly rise in the brain during memory formation. Typically, in a kitchen setting, saturated fats, like coconut oil and butter, stay solid at room temperature. In...

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Microscopic metals in Alzheimer’s patients’ brain

Jul 1, 2021 by

In a collaboration of three universities, scientists have discovered tiny deposits of elemental, uncharged iron and copper in postmortem brains samples from two people who had Alzheimer’s disease. These highly reactive particles of metals appear to be stabilized within...

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How exercise helps with ADHD

Jun 29, 2021 by

A growing body of research indicates that exercise may be especially helpful for people with ADHD. Here are some of the reasons why it’s worth noting....

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Making music helps thinking and memory in older adults

Jun 24, 2021 by

A new meta-analysis of earlier research found that music may be of benefit to older adults with cognitive decline. In addition, studies found that both listening to and active participation in music may help thinking and memory in older...

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Healthy hearts may mean better cognitive abilities

Jun 22, 2021 by

A new study of more than 29,000 people living in the United Kingdom found that those with a healthy heart structure and function performed significantly better in cognitive ability tests than those with a less healthy heart structure and...

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Mediterranean diet may reduce dementia risk

Jun 17, 2021 by

A new study has found that the Mediterranean diet may help reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline by helping to prevent the buildup of two proteins and brain-volume shrinkage associated with Alzheimer’s....

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High blood pressure may be bigger dementia risk for women

Jun 15, 2021 by

Even after accounting for other risk factors, a new study found that hypertension was associated with a higher risk of dementia in women than in men....

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