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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Vitamin B May Not Reduce Risk of Memory Loss

A study published in the latest online issue of Neurology reports that folic acid and vitamin B12 supplements did not relieve cognition and memory problems in the elderly. Conducted by researchers at Wageningen University, this was the largest long-term …
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

High-fat Diet May Postpone Brain Aging

In a recent research project led by the Center for Healthy Aging, the University of Copenhagen and the National Institute of Health, mice with DNA defects were studied in order to determine if a high-fat diet can postpone the aging process. Humans with …
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Depression, Overwhelming Guilt in Preschool Years Linked to Brain Changes

A research team from the Washington University School of Medicine published a study in the online journal JAMA Psychiatry which identified a physical similarity between the brains of children diagnosed with pathological guilt and those who were at high …
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age Related Memory Decline

According to a recent study conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults. The study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience …
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Monday, November 24, 2014

Did Robin Williams Have Dementia?

The recent release of the autopsy and coroner reports for actor Robin Williams have raised questions about his state of health at the time of his suicide earlier this year. The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) has provided information about what …
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Monday, November 24, 2014

Long-term Shift Work Lessens Brain Power

Researchers from the University of Swansea and the University of Toulouse have discovered a link between working sporadically scheduled shift hours and reduced cognition, memory and processing speed. In a study published in the journal Occupational and …
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Friday, November 21, 2014

Researchers Discover Possible Causes of Common Dementia

According to research published in the journal Annals of Neurology, researchers from the Krembil Neuroscience Centre have potentially discovered one of the major causes of dementia. With this particular type of dementia, there is damage to the white …
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Friday, November 21, 2014

Renewing Brain’s Aging Support Cells May Help Neurons Survive

In a recent study published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging, researchers from the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute looked into the involvement of astrocyte cells and their effect on neurons in relation to the progression …
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Brain Protein Influences Stress Management, Suggests New Depression Treatment

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a correlation between protein deficiencies in depression sufferers, which could lay the groundwork for new methods of treating the condition. The study, published in the November …
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Radiation a Risk Factor for Brain Tumors in Young People

In a recent study conducted by researchers at Loyola University, radiation was found to be a risk factor for developing meningiomas in people under age 30. During the study, published in the journal Neuroscience Discovery, researchers analyzed records …
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