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July 28, 2015

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July 28, 2015

Ankle-Brachial Index Associated With Mild Cognitive Impairment

July 22, 2015 — Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) occurred significantly more often, in a recent study, in individuals diagnosed with a lower ankle brachial index (ABI), which is a marker of generalized ... read more

Infants Use Expectations to Shape Their Brains

July 20, 2015 — Infants can use their expectations about the world to rapidly shape their developing brains, researchers have found. A series of experiments with infants ages 5 to 7 months has shown that portions of ... read more

Novel Monoclonal Antibodies Show Promise for Alzheimer's Disease Treatment

July 20, 2015 — Scientists have evidence that monoclonal antibodies they developed may provide the blueprint for effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, such as ... read more

July 20, 2015 — An alarming 22 percent of U.S. children live in poverty, which can have long-lasting negative consequences on brain development, emotional health and academic achievement. Now, even more compelling ... read more

July 16, 2015 — A new study finds that accidental civilian shooting casualties arise from problems with attention -- an "itchy brain," the authors say -- rather than an "itchy trigger finger." ... read more

July 16, 2015 — A new study suggests people who speak two languages have more gray matter in the executive control region of the ... read more

Alzheimer's May Affect the Brain Differently in African-Americans Than European-Americans

July 15, 2015 — Alzheimer’s disease may cause different changes in the brain, or pathologies, in African-Americans than in white Americans of European descent, according to a new ... read more

July 15, 2015 — Key parts of the human brain network that give us the power to control and redirect our attention -- a core cognitive ability -- may be unique to humans, researchers have ... read more

Exercise Can Improve Brain Function in Older Adults

July 15, 2015 — Older adults can improve brain function by raising their fitness level, new research suggests. The research indicated that the intensity of the exercise appeared to matter more than the ... read more

July 15, 2015 — High blood levels of a growth factor known to enable new blood vessel development and brain cell protection correlate with a smaller size of brain areas key to complex thought, emotion and behavior ... read more

July 15, 2015 — Researchers have identified a gene that underlies healthy information processing -- a first step on a complicated road to understand cognitive aging and age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer's ... read more

July 14, 2015 — By using electrode implants to track nerve cells firing in the brains of rats as they plan where to go next, scientists say they have learned that the mammalian brain likely reconstructs memories in ... read more

Why Kids' Recovery Times Vary Widely After Brain Injury

July 14, 2015 — Why do some youngsters bounce back quickly from a traumatic brain injury, while others suffer for years? New research suggests that damage to the coating around the brain's nerve fibers may ... read more

July 14, 2015 — A quick biological test may be able to identify children who have literacy challenges or learning disabilities long before they learn to read, according to new research. The study centers on the ... read more

Intellectual Pursuits May Buffer Brain Against Addiction

July 14, 2015 — Challenging the idea that addiction is hardwired in the brain, a new study of mice suggests that even a short time spent in a stimulating learning environment can rewire the brain's reward ... read more

Benzodiazepines Not Recommended for Patients With PTSD or Recent Trauma

July 14, 2015 — Benzodiazepine drugs are widely used in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but available evidence suggests that they are not effective -- and may even be harmful, concludes a ... read more

Losing Half a Night of Sleep Makes Memories Less Accessible in Stressful Situations

July 13, 2015 — It is known that sleep facilitates the formation of long-term memory in humans. Researchers now show that sleep does not only help form long-term memory but also ensures access to it during times of ... read more

Baby's First Stool Can Alert Doctors to Future Cognitive Issues

July 13, 2015 — A newborn's first stool can signal the child may struggle with persistent cognitive problems. In particular, high levels of fatty acid ethyl esters found in the meconium (a newborn's first ... read more

Learning Impacts How the Brain Processes What We See

July 13, 2015 — From the smell of flowers to the taste of wine, our perception is strongly influenced by prior knowledge and expectations, a cognitive process known as top-down control. Neuroscientists and ... read more

New Applications of Drug Fingolimod to Improve Cognitive Deficits in Huntington's Disease

July 13, 2015 — Fingolimod, a drug used to treat multiple sclerosis, restores hippocampal synaptic plasticity and improves memory function. This is the main conclusion of a study in a mouse model of Huntington ... read more

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