Heavy metal exposure combined with Alzheimer’s gene may impair cognition...

Jan 16, 2020 by

Researchers from the environmental and occupational health sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health study’s mice to see what could trigger the symptoms of cognitive decline. They found that heavy metal exposure to cadmium, combined with...

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Belly fat may decrease mental flexibility with age

Jan 14, 2020 by

A study out of Iowa State University found that fluid intelligence tended to decrease with age in people with more abdominal fat. The study, which was done on thousands of middle-aged and older people, found that more body fat...

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How we learn things shapes our memory

Dec 30, 2019 by

New research shows that we have multiple networks in our brain to help us store learned knowledge or associations. Even if that part of the brain is damaged, the brain will still leave alternative mechanisms available for learning....

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Researchers activate problem-solving during sleep

Dec 19, 2019 by

In a fascinating new piece of research, scientists were able to get study participants solve puzzles in their sleep. The researchers had participants solve part a puzzle while listening to a unique sound. While the volunteers slept, the scientists...

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Diets high in salt may promote cognitive decline

Dec 17, 2019 by

How could a diet high in salt promote cognitive decline? According to new research, it destabilizes levels of the protein tau, which is the hallmark of dementia. In a new study on mice, scientists found that a high-salt diet...

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Omega-3s helped ADHD in some youth

Dec 12, 2019 by

According to new research, omega-3 supplements helped kids and teens between ages 6 and 18 with ADHD who had lower levels of EPA in their blood. It appears the supplement replenished a lack of the nutrient....

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