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September 4, 2015

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September 4, 2015

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

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

Aug. 18, 2015 — How scientists study the effects of marijuana on the brain is changing. Until recently marijuana research largely excluded tobacco users from its participant pool, but scientists have found reason to ... read more

Accuracy of Sexual Assault Testimonies Not Affected by Alcohol Intoxication, Study Finds

Aug. 18, 2015 — Intoxicated victims of sexual assault could accurately retain information from events, conclude researchers after a study. Findings are being applied to develop National Guidelines in England for how ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Some stressful experiences -- such as chronic childhood abuse -- are so traumatic, the memories hide like a shadow in the brain and can't be consciously accessed. Eventually, suppressed memories ... read more

Commercial Brain Stimulation Device Impairs Memory

Aug. 17, 2015 — People show impaired memory after receiving low intensity electrical stimulation administered to the frontal part of the brain by a commercial, freely available, device, a new study ... read more

Aug. 14, 2015 — Researchers have created unusually intelligent mice by altering a single gene and as a result the mice were also less likely to feel anxiety or recall ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — People have more difficulty recalling the string of letters BIC, IAJ, FKI, RSU and SAF than FBI, CIA, JFK, IRS and USA. The well-established reason is that the amount of information we can hold in ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — A novel learning and memory brain network has been discovered that processes incoming information based on whether it's something we've experienced previously or is deemed to be altogether ... read more

Searching the Internet Inflates Estimates of Internal Knowledge

Aug. 12, 2015 — Actively searching the Internet inflates our sense of the knowledge we actually possess because we fail to recognize the extent to which we rely on external sources for ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — Human memory is the result of different mental processes, such as learning, remembering and forgetting. However, these distinct processes cannot be observed directly. Researchers have now succeeded ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — The scientific explanation behind the saying "you never get a second chance to make a first impression" has been uncovered by a groundbreaking new study. The work has found, for the first ... read more

Consolidating Consciousness: Memory Permanence May Be Mediated by Neural Rehearsal Following Learning

Aug. 4, 2015 — The permanence of memories has long thought to be mediated solely by the production of new proteins. However, new research has shown that the electrical activity of the brain may be a more primary ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Scientists have made a discovery that brings them closer to a new therapy based on selectively erasing dangerous and tenacious drug-associated memories. A new study demonstrates the effectiveness of ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — A team of scientists believe they have shown that memories are more robust than we thought and have identified the process in the brain, which could help rescue lost memories or bury bad memories, ... read more

Trouble Spot in Brain Linked to Learning Difficulties in Down Syndrome Identified

Aug. 3, 2015 — New brain research has mapped a key trouble spot likely to contribute to intellectual disability in Down syndrome. Scientists suggest the findings could be used to inform future therapies which ... read more

'Brain Training' App May Improve Memory, Daily Functioning of People With Schizophrenia

Aug. 2, 2015 — A 'brain training' iPad game may improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, helping them in their daily lives at work and living independently, according to new ... read more

Stressing About Your Math Test? Your Problem-Solving Abilities Might Suffer

July 30, 2015 — That our emotional state can affect our cognitive functions can be all too clear to anyone struggling to complete a mental task under pressure. What has been less clear, until now, is whether that ... read more

Climbing a Tree Can Improve Cognitive Skills, Researchers Say

July 29, 2015 — Climbing a tree and balancing on a beam can dramatically improve cognitive skills, according to a study. The findings suggest working memory improvements can be made in just a couple of hours of ... read more

Stress Hormone Reduces Heroin Cravings

July 28, 2015 — Every addiction is characterized by a strong desire for a certain addictive substance, be it nicotine, alcohol or other drug. Researchers recently conducted a study on heroin addiction and ... read more

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