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October 5, 2015

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October 5, 2015

Researchers Use Neuroimaging to Measure Early Cognitive Improvement After Mild TBI

Sep. 21, 2015 — A neuroimaging study details working memory deficits and cognitive recovery during initial week after concussion. The fMRI studies, conducted at <72 hours after injury and one week later, provide ... read more

Even Mild Depression Puts a Burden on Alzheimer's Family Caregivers

Sep. 21, 2015 — Caregiving for an Alzheimer's patient is especially burdensome for spousal and family caregivers who at the time of their near and dear one's Alzheimer's diagnosis suffer from ... read more

Identifying Typical Patterns in the Progression Towards Alzheimer's Disease

Sep. 18, 2015 — How the brain progresses from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer's-type dementia has been an enigma for the scientific community. However, a recent study has shed light on this ... read more

Not All Rhythmic Skills Are Related, Which May Have Implications for Language Ability

Sep. 16, 2015 — Tapping to a beat and remembering rhythms may not be related skills, which may also have implications for language ... read more

Evidence for Cognitive Training Efficacy in TBI

Sep. 10, 2015 — Results of a randomized clinical trial of a cognitive intervention to improve learning and memory in individuals with traumatic brain injury have been published. The treatment protocol, the modified ... read more

Routinely Screen Those Older Than 70 for Brain Health, World Expert Panel Advises

Sep. 9, 2015 — In a consensus paper, a global panel of leading aging experts suggests physicians routinely screen everyone older than 70 annually for cognitive ... read more

Mindfulness May Make Memories Less Accurate

Sep. 9, 2015 — Mindfulness meditation is associated with all sorts of benefits to mental and physical well-being, but a new study suggests that it may also come with a particular downside for memory. The findings ... read more

IV Administration of Endothelin B Receptor Drug Reduces Memory Loss, Oxidative Stress in Alzheimer's Disease

Sep. 4, 2015 — An estimated 5.3 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The five current FDA-approved AD medications only help mask the disease symptoms instead of treating the underlying ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — Genes are not only important for regular memory performance, but also for the development of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers have now identified a specific group of genes that plays a central ... read more

Underlying Cause of Unhealthy Brain Aging Explained

Sep. 2, 2015 — Building on scientific evidence implicating disturbed calcium regulation in brain aging accumulated during the past 30 years, a research team has found a connection between unhealthy brain aging and ... read more

Risk of Cognitive Impairment in Children Born Prematurely May Be Predicted Using MRI After Birth

Sep. 2, 2015 — School age children who are born prematurely are more likely to have low mathematical achievement, thought to be associated with reduced working memory and number skills, according to a new ... read more

Possible New Weapon Against PTSD

Sep. 1, 2015 — Animals who underwent chronic stress prior to a traumatic experience engaged a distinctive brain pathway that encodes traumatic memories more strongly than in unstressed animals, new research ... read more

Neurobiology: Light-Activated Learning

Aug. 28, 2015 — Scientists have developed a light-sensitive switch that regulates a protein implicated in the neurobiology of synaptic plasticity. The agent promises to shed new light on the phenomenology of ... read more

Differences in Brain Structure and Memory Suggest Adolescents May Not ‘grow out Of’ ADHD

Aug. 27, 2015 — Young adults diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adolescence show differences in brain structure and perform poorly in memory tests compared to their peers, according to ... read more

Awareness of Memory Loss May Decline Two-Three Years Before Dementia Onset

Aug. 26, 2015 — People who will develop dementia may begin to lose awareness of their memory problems two to three years before the actual onset of the disease, according to a new study. The study also found that ... read more

Self-Control Saps Memory, Study Says

Aug. 26, 2015 — You're about to switch lanes on a busy road when you realize there's a car in your blind spot. You have to put a stop to your lane change -- and quickly. A new study suggests that this type ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — If counting sheep is an abstract concept, or you are unable to visualize the faces of loved ones, you could have aphantasia -- a newly defined condition to describe people who are born without a ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — New research shows that a family of cancer drugs currently tested in patient trials can induce neurological changes in mice. The findings underscore the need for more research to determine whether ... read more

How Exposure to Brief Trauma and Sudden Sounds Form Lasting Memories

Aug. 24, 2015 — Researchers have found how even brief exposure to sudden sounds or mild trauma can form permanent, long-term brain connections, or memories, in a specific region of the ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — The hippocampus in the brain's temporal lobe is responsible for more than just long-term memory. Researchers have for the first time demonstrated that it is also involved in quick and successful ... read more

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