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Modeling the Cellular Basis of Memory

April 17th, 2014
Modeling the Cellular Basis of MemoryResearchers at the Salk Institute have created a new model of memory that explains the cellular mechanisms responsible for retaining select memories a few hours after an event. This new ...

Low Vitamin D Tied to Cognitive Decline in Elderly

April 17th, 2014
Low Vitamin D Tied to Cognitive Decline in ElderlyAlthough vitamin D deficiency and cognitive impairment are common in elders, prior research has failed to determine whether there's a relationship between the two. In a new ...

Green Tea Tied to Better Cognitive Functioning

April 14th, 2014
Green Tea Tied to Better Cognitive Functioning Green tea is known to contain antioxidants and nutrients that many believe enhance health and lower the risk of cancer. New research now finds that green tea ...

Middle Age Workouts Can Lower Dementia Risk

April 10th, 2014
Middle Age Workouts Can Lower Dementia RiskEmerging research suggests regular physical activity in middle age appears to lessen the chance of dementia in later years. University of Eastern Finland researchers found that those who engaged in ...

Watching Grandkids Helps Grandma Stay Sharp

April 9th, 2014
Watching Grandkids Helps Grandma Stay Sharp  A new Australian program finds that taking care of grandkids one day a week helps grandmothers' mental acuity. Researchers say that is good news for women after menopause, ...

Cardio Fitness in Young Adulthood Benefits Cognitive Skills in Mid-Life

April 4th, 2014
Cardio Fitness in Young Adulthood Benefits Cognitive Skills in Mid-LifeEmerging research suggests that young adults who run or participate in other cardio fitness activities may preserve their memory and thinking skills in middle age. "Many ...

Health in Young Adulthood Influences Cognitive Health in Later Life

April 1st, 2014
Health in Young Adulthood Influences Cognitive Health in Later LifeNew research finds that young adults with high blood pressure and elevated glucose levels have significantly worse cognitive function in middle age. Researchers at University of ...

Plaques Detected in Brain Imaging May Predict Alzheimer’s

March 30th, 2014
Plaques Detected in Brain Imaging May Predict Alzheimer'sBrain imaging with radioactive dye may predict future Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline among adults who have mild to no symptoms, according to a new study by ...

Brain Chemical Implicated in Developing Depression

March 27th, 2014
Brain Chemical Implicated in Developing DepressionA new research finding may one day may lead to the development of a new class of antidepressant medications. European researchers discovered, for the first time, that a chemical in the ...

Mentally Tough Job Provides Cognitive Retirement Benefits

March 26th, 2014
Mentally Tough Job Provides Cognitive Retirement BenefitsResearchers have determined that although a mentally demanding job may lead to stress issues during a person’s working career, this type of vocation has a protective effect on ...