Education does not appear to help protect against dementia

Mar 8, 2019 by

Although some studies have theorized that the extent of your education might help protect against dementia, a new piece of research found that night to be true. However, the lead researcher does think that doing activities later in life...

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Drug Formula Regrows Brain Cells

Mar 6, 2019 by

In a fascinating new piece of research, a team of scientists were able to convert glial cells into functioning neurons with a simple drug formula. The study may help researchers develop a pill that could help people regain brain...

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How Music Helps Learning

Mar 4, 2019 by

Researchers from McGill University in Canada determined that music can motivate learning and activate the brain’s reward system. They used MRI to watch how enjoyable music motivated people’s brain to learn and try to earn rewards....

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New Compounds May Help Reverse Memory Loss

Mar 2, 2019 by

Research published in Molecular Neuropsychiatry showed that new compounds appear to reverse depression-induced memory loss quickly and “fix” the brain mechanisms that cause depression-related memory loss in the first place....

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How Language-Learning Boosts the Brain

Feb 28, 2019 by

New research out of Switzerland has shown that students who seriously committed to learning a new language had growth in several areas of the brain. The hippocampus, which is associated with learning and spatial navigation, and the outmost layer...

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Cognitive Decline Linked to Tooth Loss

Feb 25, 2019 by

A new study confirms what previous research has discovered: that P. gingivalis, the bacteria commonly found in people with periodontitis, boosts the production of beta-amyloid in the brain. In particular, the study found that for older men, the risk...

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Researchers find clues into early development of ASD

Feb 16, 2019 by

Researchers at the Salk Institute compared stem cells created from people with and without autism spectrum disorder. They found measurable differences in both the patterns and the speed of development in the cells derived from those with autism spectrum...

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