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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Lithium may restore cognitive function after radiation

Jan 9, 2020 by

A team of researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have found that lithium might be the first pharmacological treatment of cognitive late effects in childhood cancer survivors. Lithium works by helping two proteins; Tppp, which helps cells maintain...

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New study finds drumming makes your brain more efficient

Jan 6, 2020 by

New research has found that drummers modify the way the left and right sides of their brain communicate. The scientists found that the “cabling” that crosses hemispheres is significantly different for musicians vs. their non-musician counterparts....

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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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Childhood cognition may predict dementia risk later in life

Dec 27, 2019 by

Researchers looked at 502 people born in the same week in 1946 who had taken cognitive tests at age 8 and again at ages 69-71. They found that childhood cognition was a good predictor of dementia later in life,...

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