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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

How Exposure to Brief Trauma and Sudden Sounds Form Lasting Memories

Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center recently found how even brief exposure to sudden sounds or mild trauma can form permanent, long-term brain connections, or memories. The research team, working with rats, said it was able to chemically stimulate …
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New Cancer Drugs May Cause Memory Loss in Mice

Results from a recent study regarding a new class of cancer drugs were found to cause memory loss in mice. The findings, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, tested BET inhibitors, and could lead to safer drug therapies that reduce the risk …
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Friday, August 28, 2015

Antidepressants Fine-Tune Brain Reward Pathway to Lessen Neuropathic Pain

According to a study recently published in journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, commonly used antidepressant drugs change levels of a key signaling protein in the brain region that processes both pain and mood. The newly understood …
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Friday, August 28, 2015

Study Shows No Benefit of Omega-3 Supplements for Cognitive Decline

A large clinical trial conducted by researchers from the National Institutes of Health found that omega-3 supplements did not slow cognitive decline in older people. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, followed 4, …
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Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Molecular Origins of Parkinson’s Disease

Researchers from The Rockefeller University and Columbia University recently used a new strategy to help identify the molecular changes that drive the loss of neurons in Parkinson’s disease. Published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, the research …
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Kidney Impairment Decreases Blood Flow to the Brain

According to a recent population-based study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, impaired kidney function may lead to decreased blood flow to the brain. The study’s findings linked poor kidney function to stroke and dementia …
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hearing Loss Negatively Affects Quality of Life

According to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s annual meeting, hearing loss is undertreated despite evidence that hearing-aid technology can significantly lessen depression and anxiety, in addition to improving cognitive …
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Can Music Help People with Epilepsy?

According to new research presented at the American Psychological Association’s annual meeting, the brains of people with epilepsy appear to react differently to music compared to those who do not have the disorder. During the study, researchers from …
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Study Finds Where Our Brain Stores the Time and Place of Memories

For the first time, an exact location within the brain has been shown to be the resting place of memories and other records of time. Researchers from Ohio State University conducted a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy …
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Monday, August 24, 2015

New Clues Found to Vision Loss in Macular Degeneration

A pathway has been identified that is responsible for the formation of atypical blood vessels which can lead to blindness in the case of macular degeneration. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reported in the …
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