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August 31, 2016

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Aug. 24, 2016 — A smart helmet that can help diagnose concussions in football players is being developed by medical students. Using the smart helmet, the team hopes players of all ages will be taken off the field ... read more

Concussions and Brain Injury: Can Omega-3 Intake Aid in Brain Health Recovery?

Aug. 24, 2016 — The treatment of concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a clinical challenge. Clinical studies thus far have failed to identify an effective treatment strategy when a combination of targets ... read more

New Research Shows Impact of Crohn's Disease on Brain Function

Aug. 24, 2016 — Crohn's disease sufferers experience slower response times than matched individuals that do not have the disease, new research ... read more

Evidence of Changes to Children's Brain Rhythms Following 'Brain Training'

Aug. 23, 2016 — New research questions the strong claims that have been made about the benefits of 'brain training' -- enhanced mental skills, a boost to education, improved clinical outcomes and sharper ... read more

Too Much Activity in Certain Areas of the Brain Is Bad for Memory and Attention

Aug. 23, 2016 — Researchers have found that faulty inhibitory neurotransmission and abnormally increased activity in the hippocampus impairs our memory and ... read more

Aug. 23, 2016 — Doctors have used an MRI-based technique to detect shrinkage in brain consistent with CTE, which, they say, could lead to diagnosis in the ... read more

Multivariate Analysis Improves on Cognitive Testing in Alzheimer's Disease

Aug. 23, 2016 — Multivariate analysis of cognitive tests in Alzheimer's disease identifies five distinct groups of Alzheimer's disease patients, and suggests that multivitamins might slow progression only ... read more

From Pollution to Caffeine Intake: Researcher Reveals Dementia Risks

Aug. 19, 2016 — Dementia strikes 47 million people worldwide. Yet scientists are still urgently trying to find why the disease affects some but not others. Among the findings from the latest research are that eating ... read more

Aug. 19, 2016 — Researchers are investigating motor learning by studying the golfer's steady gaze. Not only can the researchers measure what advantages professionals have over novices: in their studies, they ... read more

Study Confirms Long-Term Effects of 'Chemobrain' in Mice

Aug. 18, 2016 — Women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer have long complained of lingering cognitive impairments after treatment. These effects are referred to as 'chemobrain,' a feeling of mental ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — A new study shows for the first time that the Zika virus can infect the mouse adult brain in regions that are vital to learning and memory. The researchers observed that infection correlated with ... read more

Study Suggests Early Learning in Native Language Can Help English Skills

Aug. 17, 2016 — Spanish-speaking preschoolers experience significant improvements in their English skills when they have a good grasp of Spanish letters and numbers, research indicates. In another study, the ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Spatial reasoning measured in infancy predicts how children do at math at four years of age, finds a new study. It provides the earliest documented evidence for a relationship between spatial ... read more

Curbing the Life-Long Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

Aug. 17, 2016 — A fall down the stairs, a car crash, a sports injury or an explosive blast can all cause traumatic brain injury (TBI). Patients often recover. But in the days or weeks following the hit, they can ... read more

Similar Brain Connectivity During Rest, Tasks Linked to Better Mental Performance

Aug. 16, 2016 — A brain on task differs from a brain at rest. But, how much it differs could depend on the cognitive ability of the person whose brain is being studied. New research suggests greater similarity ... read more

Aug. 16, 2016 — Every day, we rely on our physical surroundings -- friends, gadgets, and even hand gestures -- to manage incoming information and retain it. Researchers now explain the myriad ways in which forms of ... read more

Diet and Exercise Can Reduce Protein Build-Ups Linked to Alzheimer's, Study Shows

Aug. 16, 2016 — A healthy diet, regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein build-ups that are associated with the onset of Alzheimer's disease, research ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Scientists have identified part of our brain that helps us learn to be good to other people. People who rated themselves as having higher levels of empathy learned to benefit others faster than those ... read more

Work Productivity Is Key Factor in Assessing Recovery of Depressed Patients

Aug. 15, 2016 — While medications can quickly reduce depressive symptoms, monitoring work productivity can provide unique insight into whether a patient will require additional treatments to achieve long-term ... read more

Heading for a Fall: Neuroscientists Reveal How Overconfidence Can Lead to Poor Decision Making

Aug. 15, 2016 — The link between overconfidence and poor decision making is under the spotlight in a new, international study. Findings suggest that although being confident entails a reward-like component, it can ... read more

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