Enriched environments help fight off Alzheimer’s

Mar 6, 2013 by

More proof that “use it or lose it” applies to the aging brain. A new study published in the March 6, 2013 issue of “Neuron” found that “prolonged exposure to an enriched environment” activated receptors in the brain, which...

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Lack of socialization reduces brain’s myelin in mice

Nov 29, 2012 by

When adult mice are isolated from social contact, their brains produce less myelin (the sheath around the nerve fibers). They also found that they had fewer myelin-forming cells in the part of the brain used for thinking and complex...

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Arbaclofen, Fragile X and autism

Sep 20, 2012 by

A new drug helps autistic and Fragile X with social interactions. It’s called Arbaclofen and it works by “tamping down” overactive brain signals. Scientists believe it will help people with autism too....

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