Flickering Light May Help Alzheimer’s

May 5, 2020 by

Scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that lights flickering at 40 beats per second has a beneficial effect on Alzheimer’s disease. The results were published in The Journal of Neuroscience....

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Smoking Linked to Loss of Brain Matter

May 1, 2020 by

We already know that smoking is bad for your lungs. Now researchers have linked cigarette smoking to a loss of gray or what matter in the brain too. The results were published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology....

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Measuring Iron in the Brain Detects Dementia Progression

Apr 23, 2020 by

UK researchers have discovered that they can detect the progression of dementia in those with Parkinson’s by measuring iron deposits in the brain. The results were published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry....

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Decreasing Brain Inflammation Helps Memory Loss

Apr 21, 2020 by

A new study on mice has found that a molecule involved in our brains’ mechanism for resolving inflammation might help ward off memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease. The study’s results were published in the journal GLIA....

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Sleep Apnea Tied to Alzheimer’s-like Changes

Apr 17, 2020 by

In a new French study, researchers discovered amyloid plaques—a characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease—in the brains of people who have sleep apnea. The results of the research were published in the journal JAMA Neurology....

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Boosting learning and memory while you sleep—with scents

Mar 3, 2020 by

New research has found that the strategic use of certain scents while learning and during sleep appears to improve exam performance. The results showed that using fragrance can work in everyday life—not just in a clinical setting....

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