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Gut health linked to cognitive function

Mar 1, 2022 by

A new study published in JAMA Neurology reports that scientists have found an association between the composition of microorganisms that inhabit the gut and cognitive health. The researchers hope that the findings will help lead to prevention or treatments...

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Math ability predicted by neurotransmitter levels

Sep 7, 2021 by

Researchers have discovered that a person’s math ability might be linked to levels of two chemical messengers in the brain: glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Oddly enough, the correlations were reversed in adults (lower GABA and higher glutamate =...

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Sound sleep helps heal traumatic brain injuries

Apr 15, 2021 by

A new study published in the “Journal of Neurotrauma” has found that sound sleep plays a critical role in healing traumatic brain injury....

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Reading for fun improves verbal abilities

Apr 13, 2021 by

A new study from Concordia University has found that the more people read fiction, the better than language skills....

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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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