The sleep “sweet spot” that keeps your brain sharp

Nov 25, 2021 by

A multiyear study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that both short and long sleepers experienced greater cognitive decline than people who were able to sleep for a moderate amount. This...

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Friends who listen may help protect your memory and thinking skills...

Nov 23, 2021 by

Past studies have shown that socializing—especially for older adults—can help protect age-related cognitive decline. But a new study published in JAMA Network Open found that simply having friends who listen and support you can protect your memory and thinking...

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Brain activation in sleeping toddlers show memory for words

Nov 16, 2021 by

Researchers at the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis were able to watch how specific regions of the brains of two-year-olds activated when recalling the memory newly learned words while they slept....

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Hormone to treat autism shows no benefit

Nov 11, 2021 by

A multicenter study published in the October 13, 2021 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine has found that oxytocin is ineffective at boosting social skills among children with autism. The long-awaited findings provide clarity to smaller, less...

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How yoga helps with ADHD

Nov 9, 2021 by

Multiple studies have shown that yoga appears to benefit people with ADHD by strengthening the prefrontal cortex. This part of the brain is responsible for decision making, planning and focus, skills that are often more difficult for people with...

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Early biomarkers may predict Alzheimer’s onset

Nov 2, 2021 by

New research published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine has revealed that circulating microRNAs, which are easily measured blood proteins, may identify the early risk of Alzheimer’s. Targeting these microscopic nucleotides for therapy could delay the onset of dementia...

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